Tag Archive for social entrepreneurship

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor In-Residence Program: Introducing Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) Mentor-In-Residence Program* supports the civic preparedness of Wesleyan students in collaboration with community partners committed to the pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world. Mentors-in-residence are nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, and/or public figures whose experiences bridge the gap…

SOCAP15 Social Entrepreneur Scholarships & the Gratitude Awards

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) – co-founded by Tim Freundlich ’90 – leads the charge toward a socially responsible economy by connecting and supporting social impact leaders around the globe. This year, SOCAP will award scholarships to 150 outstanding entrepreneurs for SOCAP15 (Oct. 6-9 in San Francisco), as well as Gratitude Awards in the categories of…

The Archimedes Project

The Archimedes Project is recruiting aspiring entrepreneurs to spend two­-three months working in their chosen country as a Frontier Fellow. The Fellow will examine the water and sanitation market, needs and customer attitudes, conduct stakeholder interviews, build local partnerships and may begin micro­testing business ideas. Working with the Archimedes Project team, the fellow will, among other things, identify social…

An Open Letter from Kevin Egolf ’05: “Think boldly and dream big”

A Letter to Wesleyan Social Entrepreneurs and ENGAGE Readers: I recently attended an event on campus where I was able to share my career experiences with a group of graduating and rising seniors. As I listened to the other panelists and reflected on my own past, I realized, among many things, that a career—meaning the…

How to Write a Winning Business Plan and Do a Stellar Presentation (lunch and lecture by Rebecca Knight ’98, 4/20)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents HOW TO WRITE A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN & DO A STELLAR PRESENTATION A workshop and lunch with Rebecca Knight ’98, Freelance journalist, 2015 Kim-Frank Family University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan, and Harvard Business Review columnist    Monday, April 2012-1 p.m.Usdan 108 Lunch will be provided. Please register here. Whether you are seeking funding…

Drive Change Seeks Admin Guru

A fantastic opportunity from Jordyn Lexton ’08, Executive Director of Drive Change: US Drive Change is a food truck social enterprise – we build food trucks that hire, teach and empower formerly incarcerated youth. We aim to connect with the public and create a community of people who are hungry to reconsider the current criminal…

Social Venture Institute / Hudson Valley

The Patricelli Center has partnered with Social Venture Institute / Hudson Valley to support a weekend retreat for world-changing social entrepreneurs at the renowned Omega Institute of Rhinebeck, NY. From May 15 through 17, nonprofit builders, business leaders, and other innovators will put their heads together to develop creative solutions to their most vexing problems. Participants…