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Nov. 6 – SE @ U.Va. Presents John Kluge, Jr.
1:15 - 2:15 p.m., Garrett Great Hall
Kluge co-founded impact investment firm Eirene to tackle problems that will impact at least one billion people. He and his non-profit group, Toilet Hackers, are focusing on worldwide sanitation. He was named one of the top 10 philanthropists to watch in 2013. He is co-author of Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies, a "one-stop, no-nonsense guide to charitable activities, filled with case studies from charities big and small to show what works and doesn't. His current book project, "The Philanthropunk Manifesto," reveals how social entrepreneurs are employing the hard-edge ethos of punk rock to drive change.
Nov. 6 –The Social Entrepreneurship Track of the Entrepreneurship Cup
6 - 8:30 p.m., Garrett Great Hall
Come see the semi-finalists of the SE Track pitch their concepts to our panel of expert judges.
Nov. 10 – SE @ U.Va. Speakers Series – Special Roundtable
9 - 10:30 a.m., Boar’s Head Inn
Bill Strickland, President and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and MacArthur “Genius” award winner, speaks about his 30 years of innovation. RSVP only.
Nov. 13-14 – Start Up Weekend Trip to New York
Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Group at U.Va. and supported by SE @ U.Va., students will: tour the company offices of NYC's hottest startups, including B Lab, Google and Vox Media; attend UNCUBED, a massive startup job fair and network with dozens of U.Va. alumni entrepreneurs. Check out the details and apply here: nyc.startuptrip.com
Christine Mahoney named one of Charlottesville's "15 under 40" (C-Ville Weekly)
Described as people who "if you don’t know them yet, you will soon," the power issue highlights those who are making a local, early, and growing impact on the community. C-Ville Weekly highlights Mahoney's work on the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative at U.Va.
Batten Students Win U.Va. E-Cup (UVA Today)
Five Batten MPP students won the University-wide 2013 Entrepreneurship Cup, receiving $20,000 in seed money for their nonprofit which distributes washable, reusable sanitary pads in Africa. For women at the bottom of the global income pyramid, disposable sanitary products are too costly to use regularly, and the issue forces women to regularly miss school and work.
2012 SE Cup runner-up Rosenberg engaged in social venture in Brazil (Forbes)
Called Favela Experience, the company offers “an online marketplace of immersive homestays and apartment rentals for travelers in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.” (November 2013)
U.Va. Class Shares Three-Pronged Strategy to End Local Poverty
The dozen students in the course, “Field Work in Social Enterprise: Reducing Poverty in Charlottesville,” shared their findings with Charlottesville City Council identifying three strategies with proven results in other cities: bundling social services to more comprehensively support those struggling to break out of poverty; boosting employment through community-based social enterprises; and promoting community asset growth. (May 2013)
Pan-University Social Entrepreneurship Initiative wins Jefferson Trust Award
One of 16 recipients of Alumni Association grants, the Pan-University Social Entrepreneurship Working Group is chaired by Batten Professor Christine Mahoney. Social entrepreneurship is an approach to creating system-level change through the application of entrepreneurial thinking to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions and NGOs to create economic, environmental and social value for multiple stakeholders, not just shareholders. (April 2013)
Social Entrepreneurship Cup results
The winner of the SE Cup track was TestConnect, and the runner up was Authenticiti. TestConnect, a platform for instructors to provide personalized exam feedback, went on to earn honorable mention at the University-wide Entrepreneuership Cup. Christine Mahoney discusses social entrepreneurship and the "common good" on WTJU (November 2012)
Christine Mahoney discusses globalization and the common good (WTJU)
Professor Mahoney discusses efforts by U.Va. and the Batten School, including the budding social entrepreneurship working group and curriculum. (August 2012)
Push for Social Entrepreneurship at U.Va. (NBC 29)
The concept of social entrepreneurship is still being defined in the world of academia. In the social entrepreneurship initiative document, social entrepreneurship is defined as "an approach to creating system-level change through the application of entrepreneurial thinking to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions and NGOs to create economic, environmental, and social value for multiple stakeholders, not just shareholders." (May 2012)
Entrepreneurial Dreams Can Beat Local Poverty, U.Va. Class Proposes (UVA Today)
Fostering entrepreneurial dreamers might be the most promising answer to the challenge of creating job opportunities for the city's low-income families, according to a University of Virginia course that spent the semester engaging with local poverty issues and visiting innovative social enterprises across the mid-Atlantic – like a gourmet bakery that employs ex-convicts and a soup kitchen that runs a profitable catering business, creating jobs for the formerly homeless. (May 2012)
U.Va. E-Cup Adds Social Entrepreneurship Fast Lane to Student Business Plan Contest for $40,000 (UVA Today)
At the third annual U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup, students will be making their best business pitches as they vie for the $20,000 first prize. New this year, the preliminary competitions included a track dedicated to social entrepreneurship – businesses focused on furthering social or environmental goals – hosted by U.Va.'s Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development, or SEED. (November 2011)
Social Entrepreneurship Track of the U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup
Pitch Night: Wednesday, Nov. 6, Garrett Commons
SE Speakers Series: George Kemble, d.School, Stanford University
• Designing a Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Workshop - Commons
• Teaching Design Thinking, Incorporating Design Thinking into Classes Workshop - Commons
• Introduction to Design Thinking and the d.School Open Talk - Great Hall
SE Speakers Series: Kalsoom Lakhani (UVA '04)
Nov. 11, Garrett Great Hall
Kalsoom is a Washington, D.C. co-ambassador for Sandbox, a global network of innovators under 30, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. She was featured in Diplomatic Courier‘s Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders under 33 in 2012, and is an Ashoka Changemakers/American Express Emerging Innovator.
SE Speakers: Matt Flannery
Nov. 15, Nau Hall 101
Flannery is CEO and co-founder of Kiva, a microfinance venture.
SE Speakers: Manoj Sinha
Sinha is co-founder of Husk Power Systems, a rural empowerment enterprise.
U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup Finals
SE Speakers Series: Cheryl Mills (CLAS '86) and Sonal Shah
Nov. 25, Garrett Great Hall
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