Tag | Social Innovation

Apply for the Catalyst Program at Blue Ridge Labs :: Deadline September 3

Are you building a mission-driven startup that could improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers? The Catalyst program at Blue Ridge Labs is designed to help founders turn a proven but small-scale concept into a scalable technology platform. Over the course of six months, as part of a small cohort of other founders, they will […]

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Apply Now to Code for Impact!

Are you a student designer or developer with a passion for social change? Apply now to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon happening in advance of the CGI U 2018 meeting at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s Codeathon, co-hosted by CGI University, the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, and the Clinton Climate Initiative, […]

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Parsons Graduates Create Sustainable Eyewear Company That Helps Flint, Michigan

At the height of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the city was using more than 20 million plastic water bottles a day, creating large amounts of plastic waste. Ali Rose VanOverbeke, Fashion Design ’14, who was volunteering with the Red Cross in her hometown of Detroit at the time, turned the crisis into an […]

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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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Venture Lab Pitch Event

On Wednesday April 25, 11 teams competed for thousands of dollars in prize money through the Venture Lab Pitch Event. Hosted by The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), the competition gave students enrolled in the Venture Lab course the chance to pitch their ideas and receive constructive feedback from New York City-based socially engaged entrepreneurs. […]

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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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Creating Workplace Equity Workshop by Mara Zepeda

Mara Zepeda has been a leading voice in critiquing the current start-up culture for, among other things, business models that rely on profiting from user data, and organizational cultures that are hostile to women.  For an example of Mara (and others) thinking, see this article. RSVP Here!

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