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Category Archive for 'Social Entrepreneurship'

$10,000 grants for grassroots summer projects anywhere in the world which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.  A wide variety of project types will qualify, including many which do not directly focus on conflict resolution or promotion of peace.  More info at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/peace/index.html

Three $5,000 grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. More information at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/patricelli/grants/seedgrantinfo.html  

Join us on Saturday, April 6 for the 3rd annual 5K for Brighter Dawns! This is an event in which local communities run alongside Wesleyan students to raise awareness and help out a fantastic cause – improving health conditions in the slums of Bangladesh. Participants can take the race at the most comfortable pace; the […]

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is now accepting applications for their seed grant. Both students and alumni are welcome to apply. This is a wonderful opportunity for socially-minded groups on campus and off to gain the financial support necessary for operation. Proposal Application Materials Can Be Found at www.wesleyan.edu/patricelli/grants.html Proposal due date: Monday, January […]

Wesleyan World Wednesdays, The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Wesleyan Career Center present: Clean Water: The Maji Safi Group in Tanzania A Wesleyan-based non-profit’s innovative Community Water Worker Program www.majisafigroup.org. Clean water saves lives! Come hear how a rainwater catchment system built by Wesleyan undergraduates grew into a comprehensive waterborne disease prevention and health promotion […]

Revolutionizing the financial services sector by creating greater transparency and access Shivani Siroya ’04, CEO and founder of InVenture, unleashes the potential of developing entrepreneurs to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty by leveraging mobile technology to create credit scores for unbanked individuals around the world. WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 5pm WHERE: Allbritton […]

Workshops take place in the Usdan University Center Room 108 (Taylor Meeting Room) Thursdays, 5-7:00 p.m. November 1:  Starting Up a New Organization Learn how to start an enterprise in Connecticut with the aid of a step-by-step guide. November 8:  Developing a Business and Marketing Plan – Part One From A to Z, learn how […]

How to start cheap, learn fast, and build an organization that changes the world. Teague Hopkins ’06, founder of THG, helps entrepreneurial organizations of all sizes succeed faster and more often. He mentors and sits on the alumni advisory board for Lean Startup Machine. WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 5pm WHERE: Allbritton 311 Networking reception to […]