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2017 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social impact projects and ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center. Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists…

2017 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches and interviews 2/24 11AM-1PM)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 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 innovate tourism in Thailand, build an online employment platform…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from TRAP House

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. TRAP House — currently led by Gabe Weinreb ’18, Irvine Peck’s-Agaya ’18, and Will Barr ’18 — was one of last year’s winners. This is their third report since receiving funding from…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from TRAP House

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. This year’s winners are Walking Elephants Home, Kindergarten Kickstart, and T.R.A.P. House. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here is the first report from the TRAP House team: Bashaun Brown ’18, Irvine Peck’s-Agaya…

2016 Patricelli Center Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 PCSE Seed Grant Competition — Kindergarten Kickstart, TRAP House, and Walking Elephants Home. These Wesleyan-connected social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources through the Patricelli Center. One of the other six…

2016 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 2/26 at noon)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 PCSE Seed Grant Competition. 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 build an online employment platform in Africa,…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from the Wesleyan Doula Project

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 grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from the Wesleyan Doula Project, one of the three 2015 winners. You can read WDP’s first update here and other grantee…

BUKO Site Launch

2014 PCSE Seed Grant recipient Joaquin Benares ’15 brings “the internet in a box” to the Philippines with BUKO – Boundless Update Knowledge Offline. This low-cost electronic library stores files from the web for offline use, which allows teachers to access and organize high-quality educational materials for their curriculums, even when working in areas without…

2015 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 PCSE Seed Grant Challenge. These student-led social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center. Recipients were selected from a strong pool of finalists who submitted…

2015 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 2/27 at noon)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 PCSE Seed Grant Competition. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. The 2013 and 2014 grantees used this seed funding to launch a free CSA in Middletown,…