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The Global Social Venture Competition is Open!! Apply by December 4th

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, […]

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Applications Open! 2018 Starr Summer Travel Research Grants

The India China Institute is calling applications for up to six $3,000 grants for The New School undergraduate and graduate students. Starr Summer Travel Research Grants aim to support independent study projects, or to defray the cost of attending a New School program in India or China. The funds can be used towards expenses such […]

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Apply to XRC Cohort 5 – Application Deadline 11/3 – 100K Funding

The deadline is fast approaching for the XRC Cohort 5 Program application so hurry up and apply for the opportunity to be part of the new Cohort! XRC Program Startup Benefits: Funding: 100k Net Work Space on the Parsons Campus Access to a Network of top-tier Brands and Retailers Access to a Great Network of […]

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Former New Challenge winners receive $5K in grants from Manhattan DA

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has a sweet deal for businesses putting at-risk youth. Three nonprofits that aim to create jobs for people from poor neighborhoods and those who have been in jail won $7.1 million in grants from the office’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative, DA Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday. The organizations include Drive […]

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Dance for Puerto Rico!

Broadway Stars Lead Garjana Fundraiser for Hurricane Survivors Our friends from Food Tank are announcing a happy-hour fundraiser this next Monday, Oct 16 with “Garjana” to help hurricane survivors in the Caribbean. Led by Broadway stars, this immersive dance experience will raise support for relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Dominica through #GiveHealthy, Feeding America […]

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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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