Interview with Jen van der Meer, Venture Lab Faculty Member

Adam Chagani, Student Program Manager of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), sat down to interview Jen van der Meer, Assistant Professor in the Strategic Design and Management Program at Parsons. Jen will be teaching the inaugural Venture Lab course in Spring 2018 for teams that are accepted through a competitive application process. Adam: How did […]

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Tory Burch Fellows Program

Applications for the Tory Burch Fellows Program are now open. The Tory Burch fellowship is a 1 year program that is designed for women entrepreneurs who run a for-profit early stage venture that is generating between $25,000 – $500,000 annually in revenue. Fellows receive a $10,000 grant with the opportunity to win a larger investment. […]

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Dance to Promote Sustainability and Health!

Hello! Our friends from Food Tank: The Food Think Tank the nation’s fastest growing sustainable food non-profit are hosting a free, outdoor dance event in Washington Square Park, NYC this Thursday – TOMORROW! (September 14th) to promote healthy lifestyles and support sustainability organizations like GrowNYC. It starts at noon and will be led by five […]

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Venture Lab Info Session!

We’re pleased to announce the Venture Lab a keystone program of the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI). The Venture Lab is designed to support graduate students and upper undergraduates (juniors and seniors) at The New School in developing financially sustainable ventures that address critical societal challenges and demonstrate the potential for scalable impact. Applications Deadline for […]

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Fall ’17 Environmental Mixer

Our friends from The New School’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program, Tishman Environment and Design Center, and Environmental Studies program are hosting their annual environmental mixer and they are calling all New School students with academic or professional interests in climate, environment, sustainability, and justice. You will: Hear from Tishman Center Director Michelle DePass Expand your network by […]

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Resources for Prospective Venture Lab Applicants

  Have you identified an unmet social need that you wish to address? Do you have an idea about how you might address this challenge in a way that is financially sustainable and has the potential for scalable impact? Have you engaged directly with your target customer to test this idea? Have you created a […]

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LIVE TODAY: How to Fundraise for Social Impact Startups

Tune in on FB live at ~9:45AM PT/12:45PM EST. SheWorx SF will be streaming the Breakfast with Lauren Loktev, Partner at Collaborative Fund, investing in early stage mission driven companies. She’ll be discussing fundraising strategies for companies with a social impact focus. Head over to SheWorx to catch the Livestream! They will be covering:  1. Qualities investors look […]

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Check out Catalyst – a 6 month pre-acceleration program for early stage social tech!

Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood has recently opened applications for Catalyst, a six-month incubation program to help promising social entrepreneurs who are building technology-enabled solutions to help low-income Americans. Catalyst is designed for social entrepreneurs at a pivotal moment in their evolution – after discovery but before acceleration – when they need time, funding, […]

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Apply to the NBCUniversal Social Hack by June 9th!

NBCUniversal Social Hack CONNECTING DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS AND DATA SCIENTISTS WITH SOCIAL IMPACT CHALLENGES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NBCUNIVERSAL, PRESENTED BY NYC MEDIA LAB Developers, designers and data scientists are invited to apply their skills to help prototype solutions for real-world problems at the NBCUniversal Social Hack. NBCUniversal believes innovation is good for communities. By supporting nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, […]

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Don’t miss the CGI U deadline 11:59pm, May 10th!

Hosted by President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th annual CGI U meeting will take place October 13-15, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities, over $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action. You […]

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