Last year, The New School launched the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), a university-wide program supporting early-stage socially engaged entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world. Now, The New School is welcoming the first cohort of IEI fellows — 18 incoming students representing various backgrounds and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
This March 23-25, Virginia Commonwealth University will be hosting the IMAGINE Social Good Student Summit. Their motto – “Gathering Together to Build a More Just and Livable World” – will inform this entirely student-led summit, with keynote inspirations and mentor guidance throughout. The summit is free for all students, and support for travel/accommodations might be granted by […]
ProInspire helps individuals and organizations achieve their potential for social impact. Now more than ever, they believe that expanding talent pipelines, developing leaders, and prioritizing equity and diversity will catalyze social sector performance. Since 2009, ProInspire has supported more than 700 social impact leaders and partnered with over 100 US-based nonprofit, public, and social […]
Internships Ashoka U is looking for fun, dedicated, innovative interns to work in the Ashoka Global office. They seek full-time and part-time interns for a minimum duration of eight to ten weeks. Applications are open on a rolling basis. Overview: Ashoka U interns join the nine Ashoka U staff as key members of the Ashoka U […]