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Apply for Free Tickets to the Social Entrepreneurship Institute

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 12.23.41 PMFrom Jelisa Adair ’13 and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship:

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is offering two free tickets to Unite for Sight’s day-long Social Entrepreneurship Institute on Friday, December 6, 2013 (the last day of fall semester classes). Priority will likely be given to undergraduate applicants, but alumni, faculty, and staff are also welcome to apply. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and travel expense reimbursement may be arranged.

According to the Unite for Sight website, “The Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.  In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.”

Read after the jump to see topics, speakers, and how you can score free tickets!

Business Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability


From Makaela Kingsley in the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship:

Business Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability: A Talk by Kira (Markiewicz) Fabrizio ’97, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University School of Management

The media is full of stories pointing the finger at larger corporations for activities that destroy the natural environment, as well as cases trumpeting the “green” business activities of other firms. What makes some firms invest in environmental performance, while others ignore the impact that their operations have on the environment? Whether you want to be a change agent inside a firm, drive change working from a non-profit, create a new firm with sustainable practices, or just consider the business-environment interface, it is important to understand the nature of the business case for environmental sustainability.

In preparation for the talk, you are invited to:

  1. Calculate your carbon footprint.
  2. Review the “green” strategy of Clearwater seafood: HERE and HERE.
  3. Examine the environmental performance of a company of your choosing, using information in the Carbon Disclosure Project.

The talk will begin promptly at noon and end by 1 p.m. Kira will be available for private drop-in sessions immediately after. Lunch will be served for those who register by October 6.

Post-Wes Journeys in Social Entrepreneurship

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From Makaela Kingsley in the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship:

Beezer Clarkson ’94, Kagiso Bond ’01, and Erica Gersowitz ’01 will speak about their lives after college. Like many Wesleyan alumni, parts of their work can be called “social entrepreneurship.” Beezer managed investments in the microfinance sector and advises a Wes-founded social enterprise that provides accounting and credit scoring tools for micro-borrowers in developing economies. Kai has made a career out of researching, funding, advising, incubating, and accelerating tech startups – many in the gaming industry, but with crossovers to the ‘tech for good’ sector. Erica has used her law degree to work for improvements in the criminal justice system, finding innovative ways to have lasting social impact.

The talks will begin promptly at noon and end by 1 p.m. Beezer, Kai, and Erica will be available for private drop-in sessions immediately after. Lunch will be served for those who register by September 24.

Date: Friday, September 27th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Judd 116
Cost: Free

StartingBloc Workshops

Social Bloc

Dana Pellegrino ’12 keeps it brief:

Social change workshops are coming to Wesleyan!

Dates: Between February 5 and March 5
Times: all workshops are 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: Downey House
Cost: Free

Patricelli Center Fall ’12 Workshop Series Part II

From Dana Pellegrino ’12:

Part II of the Patricelli Center Fall Workshop Series starts this Thursday. If you’re interested in social entrepreneurship or economics, business, marketing, or non-profits in general, these workshops are an incredible resource for you!

Date: Tomorrow, October 25
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Taylor Meeting Room in Usdan
Cost: Totally, indisputably free

SHOFCO Homecoming Weekend Events

Ari Fishman ’13 beams in:

Homecoming is this weekend; don’t miss out on the awesome events that the Wesleyan chapter of Shining Hope for Communities has planned for you! October 19-20th: Typhoon Fundraiser! October 20th (1:30-2:30pm): WESeminar on Social Entrepreneurship with MINDS and Brighter Dawns!

1) Typhoon (360 Main Street) will be donating 10-15% of all their proceeds made during lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday (October 19th and 20th) to SHOFCO! What an easy way to give back; just take your friends, parents, and visitors down to Main Street for dinner and make a difference in the lives of young Kenyan girls!

2) SHOFCO will be collaborating with MINDS and Brighter Dawns to present the WESeminar for Social Entrepreneurship on Saturday, October 20th from 1:30-2:30 pm at Judd Hall Rm 116! Come learn more about three amazing groups at Wesleyan which are serving the public good all over the world!  We will also be selling beautiful bracelets, bags, and kanga, made by Kenyan women through the SHOFCO Women’s Empowerment Program.