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PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Report from Kwaku Akoi ’14, CEO of JooMah

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grant recipient reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from JooMah, one of the three 2014 winners, written by CEO Kwaku Akoi ’14. You can read about…

2014 Patricelli Center and Priebatsch Summer Internship Grantee Profiles

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship offers summer internship stipends through the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant program. Our 2014 recipients have internships in a wide range of social impact and entrepreneurial fields. Geneva Jonathan ’15 is doing mental health work in India, where stigma and cultural barriers to care often prevent proper treatment. Theodora Messalas…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Report from Nina Gerona ’15

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grant recipient reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the latest from Nina Gerona ’15. Read her earlier post here. ***************************** Months ago I began designing a social metrics survey for…

Enrichment Grant Report: Kwaku Akoi ’14

Kwaku Akoi ’14 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. As CEO of a social venture called JooMah, Kwaku and the other members of the JooMah team have been conducting market research, building connections, and honing their own business-related skills. This grant provided partial funding that allowed Kwaku…

Enrichment Grant Report: Oladoyin Oladapo ’14

Oladoyin Oladapo ’14 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding subsidized Ola’s spring break trip to attend the International Conference for Startups in Ravensbourne, England, and the African Development Forum at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.  Read Ola’s story below, and visit the PCSE…

Enrichment Grant Report: Olayinka Lawal ’15

Olayinka Lawal ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding contributed to Yinka’s French language education. As a member of the startup team launching JooMah, a social enterprise targeting employment and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, Yinka will utilize her skills with French-speaking clients across West and…

Enrichment Grant Report: Sam Rispaud ’15

Sam Rispaud ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding allowed Sam to attend the the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University, which was organized by Unite for Sight. Read Sam’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about our grant programs. ********************************************** This past April,…

How to Get a Google Internship by Evan Carmi ’13

Evan Carmi ’13 – Comp Sci grad, Engineer at Brewster, Chief Technology Mastermind of Wesleying, and co-founder of WesHack – wrote to tell us about his new e-book, How to Get a Google Internship. In his book, you will “learn what it takes to get a software engineering internship with companies such as Google, The New York Times, and…

REBLOG: Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Social Enterprise

Courtesy of Cynthia Jaggi’s (’00) Gatherwell, check out this guest post by Illinois-based attorney Karyn Osinowo: This article presents a general overview of entity choices available for social enterprises looking to form an entity.  While it uses the law of Illinois as a guide, the big questions are consistent wherever you are.  Be sure to consult…