Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

2018 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches and interviews 3/2 12-1PM)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to help students chase their dreams, innovate tourism in Thailand, provide college access…

Conference Grant Report: Kafilah Muhammad

Kafilah Muhammad was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to San Francisco to attend Afrotech. You can read Kafilah’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   “The creation of something new is…

Conference Grant Report: Gretchen LaMotte

Gretchen LaMotte was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to New York City to attend “Attachment and Trauma: The Neurobiology of Healing.” You can read Gretchen’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.…

Conference Grant Report: Katherine Puntiel

Katherine Puntiel ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she attended the Hustle Summit in NYC. You can read Katherine’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. Swimming with the Sharks About four days prior,…

Conference Grant Report: Anthony Price

Anthony Price ’20 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, he traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the TEDxMidAtlantic Conference. You can read Anthony’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. Thanks to the generous support…

Conference Grant Report: Ashley Wang

Ashley Wang was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Society for Neuroscience Conference. You can read Ashley’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   After hearing my…

Conference Grant Report: Samantha Sheppe

Samantha Sheppe was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to Orlando,FL to participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration. You can read Samantha’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   I was lucky enough…

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Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Their programs give members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact Wesleyan University’s mission is to bridge the gap…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2016/2017 Year in Review

In his inaugural address on September 21, 1831, Wesleyan’s first President Willbur Fisk said “Education should be directed with reference to two objects—the good of the individual, and the good of the world.” Today, the University’s mission is to provide “an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.”…

2016/2017 Advisory Board Members, Grant Judges, Pitch Coaches, Mentors, and Presenters: Thank You!

Thank you to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2016/2017. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Ajay Rajani Ali Chaudhry Alice Hadler Alok Appadurai Alvin Chitena Amir Alexander Hasson Andrew Frishman…