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Enrichment Grant Report: Kehan Zhou ’15 and Julian Compagni Portis ’15

Kehan Zhou and Julian Compagni Portis were selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship to attend Startup Weekend New Haven in November. You can read their story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about our grant programs. ************************** Startup Weekend New Haven was a really great opportunity for my business partner,…

Wishing Wells: Join a Growing Eco Start-Up

An exciting opportunity from Wishing Wells co-founder Brent Packer ’15: Wishing Wells is a budding environmental start-up born from a Wesleyan design competition. We’re expanding quickly & are looking for ambitious students to join our team. Plastic waste is a serious issue. There is currently 100 million tons of plastic disintegrating in our oceans causing tremendous harm to marine…

“The Double Edged Sword of Start-Up Weekends” by Mika Reyes ’17

PCSE Peer Advisor Mika Reyes ’17 was one of several Wesleyan students who attended Startup Weekend Hartford: Education last month. She shared her reflections on Huffington Post’s “The Blog.” It is re-posted below, and you can read the original here. “The Double Edged Sword of Start-Up Weekends” by Mika Reyes ’17 After recently joining my first Start-Up…

Spring Alumni Startup Showcase: Interhartford, Minds on Fire, Girls Who Code, Project Uplift, and JooMah (5/4)

ALUMNI STARTUP SHOWCASE Sunday, May 4 4:00p-6:00p Olson Commons Facebook Event RSVP Here Hear from a group of extraordinary Wes grads who founded or run their own ventures. This Startup Showcase will include stories about startup life, an incredible opportunity to mingle with inspiring young entrepreneurs, refreshing conversation, and hearty snacks. FEATURING: ART FELTMAN ‘…

Digital Wesleyan Startup 101 (free workshop series, Saturdays starting 2/15, apply now)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) is pleased to announce the first Digital Wesleyan Startup 101 workshop series, a free six-session course held on campus Saturdays 10 a.m.  to 1 p.m. starting February 15. The curriculum includes: Introduction to computer science and application design: It’s not actually that hard to build an app. We’ll show you…

Lunch with Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian: How to Make the World Suck Less (12/5 at noon)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Wesleyan Career Center, and Texts.com invite you LUNCH WITH REDDIT CO-FOUNDER ALEXIS OHANIAN: HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD SUCK LESS Thursday, December 5 12-1 p.m. Olson Commons or Beckham Hall (TBD) Join us for pizza, a talk, and a book-signing by Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, a serial entrepreneur who is “making the world…