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Upcoming Event: The Future of Work and The Creative Economy

AIGA NY is excited to announce a new series of programming called The Future of Work. In the upcoming months, we’ll convene designers, creative professionals and industry leaders to share insights on how the creative workforce is changing, where new opportunities for employment lie and what will be needed to stay relevant in an ever changing […]

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Innovate NYC 2018: The Future of Pathways Challenge

The 2018 Innovate NYC Challenge seeks to enable youth from under-resourced communities to bridge the gap between education and employment and creating pathways to meaningful, family-sustaining careers. Participants will be tasked with building an empathy-driven understanding of the system which currently offers unequal access to youths in career development opportunities. Barriers may include inadequate access […]

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Parsons School of Design Students Redesign The Hospital Gown

  In recent years, students at The New School’s Parsons School of Design have designed coats that turn into tents for refugees and adaptable clothing for people with disabilities. Their latest creation has the needs of hospital patients in mind: a new kimono-inspired hospital gown that opens in the front, has a shielding pleat in the back, and replaces […]

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Venture Lab Intensive Recap

On January 20 and 21, the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) hosted a two-day Pre-Course Intensive for the eleven teams selected to participate in our inaugural Venture Lab course taught by Jen van der Meer and Michele Kahane. The Venture Lab builds on the Lean Launchpad® curriculum taught at leading universities and is designed to support […]

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Social Entrepreneur Fellowship

Archimedes Project is recruiting aspiring changemakers as summer 2018 Frontier Social Entrepreneur Fellows. Fellows spend 12 weeks in their country of interest conducting human-centered research and working to lay the groundwork for a scalable water or sanitation enterprise. Archimedes Project believes that locally-driven social enterprise is the solution to the clean water and sanitation crisis […]

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Venture Lab 2017 – 2018 Participants

We are delighted to announce the 2017-2018 Venture Lab Winners! In alphabetical order  Broke Broadway Broke Broadway, a newly-incorporated non-profit organization, intends to open a performing and fine arts facility that will be called “Mom Mom’s House” outside Newark, New Jersey. Their mission is to make performing and fine art resources accessible and available to […]

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Creating an Inclusive Economy

(Panelists: Michele Kahane, Dennis Derrick, Christina Sass, Porter Braswell, and Natalia Oberti Noguera) On October 2, 2017, The New School hosted a panel discussion to publicly launch the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), a new university-wide initiative that supports early-stage entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Titled […]

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The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

Experiments with cooperatively owned online platforms are demonstrating that democratic business models can be a dynamic force in building a more equitable economy for people across various income, race and class strata, starting with the most vulnerable populations. The platform co-op movement disrupts Silicon Valley’s disruptors by shifting the focus toward fundamentally fairer forms of […]

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ANDE Investment Manager Training

The ANDE Investment Manager Training is an intensive five day course which covers all aspects of investing in small and growing business (SGBs) – from deal sourcing and due diligence to exit strategies. The course will focus on deals across emerging markets, with reference to global case studies.  This will take place in Washington, DC from 27 November – […]

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International Field Program & UN Summer Study program Information Sessions

Gain international field experience in socioeconomic rights, urban and community development, new media and technology, citizenship practices, environmental justice, migration and refugees, governance, conflict, and peace-building.  Please join us for the IFP/UN Summer Study Site Specific Information Sessions in either room D1618 (79 Fifth Avenue) or room D1103 (6 East 16th Street) happening between October 9th-12th. These meetings are a great way to find out more information about international and NYC sites and […]

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