PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Outspoken

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture.  Outspoken is an online interactive communication and skill-building program preparing women with essential skills to enter the workforce. Founders Akansha Singh ’23 and team are building a platform to enhance foundational…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Nebula

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture.  Nebula is an educational platform for creators and entrepreneurs. Founders Kya Lloyd ’22 and Jahmir Duran-Abreu ’20 are providing resources to empower creators to make profit and take charge in their…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Handom

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture.  Handom is an educational project being piloted in the Philippines. Founders Aldrean Alogon ’23 and Leonard Vincent Majaducon ’25 are using online platforms to connect students with potential volunteers and mentors.…

Monthly Updates From the Patricelli Center: An Archive

Each month, I send an email to a group of Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship alumni leaders. I have decided to archive all those emails here for anyone who wants to see them. If you’d like to be on my email list too, just send me a note and I’ll be glad to add you!  …

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2021/2022 Year in Review

PAC construction view from allbritton

A MESSAGE FROM THE PATRICELLI CENTER DIRECTOR As I write this, I am sitting in my office on the ground floor of Allbritton Hall, where the WesStation mailroom was during my undergrad days in the mid-1990s and where the Patricelli Center opened in November 2011. Through my window I see the PAC renovation underway, and…

2021/2022 Entrepreneurship Microgrant Fund Report

Hasanti Kelly '22 is the founder of Self Hate Clothing

As a scholar of entrepreneurship, twentieth century French economist Joseph Schumpeter recognized what he called the “perennial gale of creative destruction.” To be an entrepreneur is to be a creator – a maker, an innovator, someone who sees the world as it currently exists and conjures up something new. Artists, activists, and instigators are all…

Innovation Fund Report 2022: WESU Speaker Series

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

Innovation Fund 2022: Traverse Square

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

Innovation Fund 2022: Cardinal Kids

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…