Tag | Social Entrepreneurship

How to Drive Impact and Innovation with Empathy, Experimentation, and Evidence

Acumen Fund is offering free community seats in their June 20th webinar with Heather Hiscox of Moves the Needle and +Acumen Associate Director, Amy Ahearn. Learn how social impact organizations are creating value, not waste, more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Find out how you can use the Lean Innovation principles of Empathy, Experimentation, […]

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Design for Humanity Summit – Friday, June 22

On behalf of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) we would like to invite you, your students and your institution to join us on Friday, June 22 for the Design for Humanity Summit at Fordham University. This one-day event will explore the intersection of design and humanitarian action in promoting human dignity. This […]

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Unlocking ¢hange: Innovations for Financial Wellbeing, Resilience, and Freedom

Big news! @Ashoka and @BNYMellon are partnering to launch the nation-wide Unlocking ¢hange Challenge! We’re searching the United States for social entrepreneurs with ventures that expand the financial security of underserved communities, empowering all to be the drivers of their own financial wellbeing, resilience, and freedom. Got an idea? Know someone who does? Send them […]

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Apply for the 2019 Global Good Fund Fellowship

The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month program supporting the leadership development of young social entrepreneurs across the globe. The Global Good Fund develops these innovators by pairing them with executives who serve as Mentors, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital. There’s only one […]

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Team Generators Events!

Thank you to all who participated in our Team Generator Events in March! The application process for next spring’s Venture Lab course will open in August 2018. We encourage you to sign up for the IEI newsletter and follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities. If you are a […]

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International Affair Alum Launches App to Help Brooklyn Small Business Owners

Stuypend is an alternative payment processing system designed to help small independent businesses avoid the high fees of processing credit cards. Think of it like Venmo, but for buying stuff in stores. It’s a mobile app that interacts with a device given to merchants. Customers tap their phone to the merchant device at checkout, or […]

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Close Silicon Valley’s Gender Gap

Silicon Valley has always been a male-dominated world. Based on reports submitted by leading tech companies like Google and Intel, 71 percent of their employees are men and 29 percent are women. But not at Parsons School of Design, part of The New School, where these statistics are reversed. In our Design and Technology MFA […]

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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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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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