Funding & Resources

Wesleyan students take home social enterprise prizes in the CT Business Plan Competition

On April 26, 2019, seven Wesleyan students competed in the semi-annual CT Business Plan Competition hosted by The Entrepreneurship Foundation at Gateway College in New Haven. The event was sponsored by CTNext’s Higher Education Initiative and numerous other partners. In total, more than 250 students, faculty, investors, and entrepreneurs participated. Sixty-two students teams from 15…

2019 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 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…

2019 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 3/1 12-1PM)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a 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 to students in…

Conference Grant Report: Katherine Puntiel ’19

Katherine Puntiel ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Katherine went to Queens, NY to attend the Girlboss Rally. 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. A two-hour train ride from…

Conference Grant Report: Maryyam Mian ’20

Maryyam Mian ’20 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Maryyam traveled to San Diego, CA to attend the Society for Neuroscience Meeting (SfN). You can read Maryyam’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: Kofi Ofori-Darko ’20

Kofi Ofori-Darko ’20 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Kofi traveled to North Carolina State University to attend Consult Your Community’s National Conference. You can read Kofi’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: Rachel Godfrey ’19

Rachel Godfrey ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Rachel traveled to Miami Beach, Florida to attend Art Basel Miami Beach. You can read Rachel’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   From December…

Conference Grant Report: Olivia Kim ’19

Olivia Kim ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Olivia traveled to Houston, TX to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). You can read Olivia’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   “And we…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from EATT

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. Eat At The Table Theatre Company, run by Kai Williams ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Kai’s second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March…

Apply for Prizes from the Office of Equity and Inclusion

From Dean Teshia-Levy Grant: The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. …