2019 Social Venture Boot Camp Welcome!

2019 Social Venture Boot Camp Welcome!

GCSEN News
https://youtu.be/LMVKdEb-Hrg Mike Caslin welcomes you to the boot camp at Wheaton College (Norton, MA) Greetings from GCSEN! We are so excited to share with you that we have launched our 4th Annual Social Venture Boot Camp at Wheaton College sponsored by the DDS Foundation in partnership with national R&D campus partner, Wheaton College. While so many may have been watching the NFL playoff hopes unfold for the New England Patriots just up the road, there was (20) blue chip Meaning Makers - inspiring and amazing Wheaton students starting their own social venture season! Wheaton students and Wheaton Social Venture Intern Alums hail from (4) countries- India, Zambia, China, and Rwanda and (8) U.S. States- CA, NH, AZ, CT, MA, NY, FL and ME spanning the Classes of ‘16-‘22. 2019 Wheaton…
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Colleges have a problem, Social Entrepreneurs have an answer.

Colleges have a problem, Social Entrepreneurs have an answer.

GCSEN News
GCSEN FEATURED ON GRITDAILY GCSEN featured in GRITDAILY - Full article belowCategoriesEmerging Tech, Entrepreneurship Posted on December 26, 2018https://gritdaily.com/mike-caslin-social-entrepreneur/ Many small private colleges are in trouble. And their students, even their business students, are not creating new businesses or social ventures at a meaningful rate. The data and anecdotal info tell us that the smaller private colleges are having difficulty attracting and retaining students, finding donors, and keeping their doors open. And, their students are looking for more practical courses, leading them more directly to meaningful careers, the ability to pay off their crushing debt, and create solutions to nagging social problems that plague us. Social entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs who act with purpose for the ‘4P’s’: people, profit, planet and place, creating sustainable communities via more intentional and sustainable social ventures. As a…
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GCSEN – The Foundation Where Social Entrepreneurs Make It Happen

GCSEN – The Foundation Where Social Entrepreneurs Make It Happen

Meaning Makers Spotlight
At The Forefront of Formulation: GCSEN - The Foundation Where Social Entrepreneurs Make It Happen By: Luke O’Neill, GCSEN Storyteller Zara shares her personal story using poetry at the 2018 Meaning Makers Boot Camp Most entrepreneurs who come to GCSEN find themselves in the formulation stage of their business. They have an idea, usually, around an issue, they want to solve in the world, and they want to know how they can make it happen while also trying to make meaning, make money and move the world to a better place. GCSEN Meaning Maker Bootcamp provides “pracademic” insights and coaching which enable graduates to take their idea from the formulation stage to market entry. Without the engagement of the younger generations in entrepreneurial education entrepreneurship among millennials could continue to…
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GCSEN featured in Wheaton Magazine Fall 2018 Edition

GCSEN featured in Wheaton Magazine Fall 2018 Edition

GCSEN News
Wheaton offers an intensive workshop for one week in January and one week in May on social entrepreneurship in partnership with the New York-based Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network Foundation. The Social Entrepreneurship Launch Program, which is led by the network’s president and chief executive Michael Caslin, teaches key methods and frameworks for entrepreneurial activity while considering the impact of their ideas on people, profit, planet and place. A diverse group of Wheaton students spend time learning the art and science of successfully launching products, services and organizations addressing societal problems in the United States and abroad. In conjunction with the workshops, students work on their ideas during the academic year and have opportunities to consult with expert entrepreneurs and advisors. Read the full article here.... Wheaton Magazine -…
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Vassar College Partners With GCSEN Foundation, Launching Innovative Social Entrepreneurs Internship Program

Vassar College Partners With GCSEN Foundation, Launching Innovative Social Entrepreneurs Internship Program

GCSEN News
KINGSTON, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestigious liberal arts institution, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, has entered into an innovative partnership with the Global Center for Social Entrepreneur Network (GCSEN Foundation), implementing GCSEN's Social Venture Internship program (SVI) for students and graduates. Ranked 11th in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges for national Liberal Arts Colleges, Vassar, founded in 1861, is a highly selective, coeducational, private, residential college renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus in the Hudson Valley. Read the full article here.... https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/vassar-college-partners-with-gcsen-foundation-launching-innovative-social-entrepreneurs-internship-program Vassar college partners with gcsen foundation, launching innovative social entrepreneurs internship program. from GCSEN Foundation
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GCSEN partners with Vassar College

GCSEN partners with Vassar College

GCSEN News
Vassar College has partnered with GCSEN (Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network) to offer a unique social venture internship opportunity to Vassar students through the Office of Community Engaged Learning and the Career Development Office. This opportunity is also available to alumnae/i, at cost, in the form of a Social Venture Apprenticeship. The SVA Program is for adults who are considering a career change and want to move the world to a better place by starting a social venture. Some key benefits include: support in designing a social venture around your gifts, talents, and passions; inspiration and assistance in a collaborative community; and access to coaches and mentors. Interested students should contact the Office of Community Engaged Learning. Alumnae/i who want to learn more or enroll should visit GCSEN. Vassar Announcement: https://alums.vassar.edu/news/stories/2018-2019/181004-alum-entrpreneur.html
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GCSEN featured in Trends Research Institute

GCSEN featured in Trends Research Institute

GCSEN News
SEPTEMBER 2018: ONTRENDPRENEUR Original Article: https://trendsresearch.com/stories/want-to-change-the-world,6032 Want to change the world? There may be money in it by Harv Hilowitz, CONTRIBUTING WRITER In a world fraught with intractable social ills and brittle global stability, Social Entrepreneurism (SE) is the practice of starting a business to make money, while simultaneously addressing social problems. It is a trend that’s heating up and for those OnTrendpreneurs™ — our term for innovative thinkers who are more than entrepreneurs, they find unique, profitable opportunities by staying on top of the trends as they emerge – opportunities are abundant. For example, film and TV star Mary Stuart Masterson is building a classic SE enterprise called Stockade Works in New York’s Hudson Valley. It melds a for-profit studio production facility with a nonprofit arm, attracting film-related businesses…
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THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
Coming to a Campus Near You: Social Entrepreneurship Ed by Harv Hilowitz, August 20, 2018 Today, many higher education institutions are faced with declining enrollment, increasing tuitions and calls to infuse their degree tracks with more practical experiences for students, leading more directly to meaningful careers. At the same time, college students are searching for programs offering practical, academically rigorous work-related experiences that tie into their social consciousness as citizens of the world. Social entrepreneurship (SE) education, on campus and online, may offer a solution. SE 101. Social entrepreneurs are people who create businesses with the core intention to help mitigate a social problem, using the proceeds and spinoff services derived from that business. An example of an SE enterprise is the local thrift store operation that also acts as a…
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2018 Inner Compass Magazine

2018 Inner Compass Magazine

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
2018 Inner Compass Magazine - Moving the World to a Better Place: Business, Social Entrepreneurship, and Social Good The Inner Compass is an annually published magazine complete with illustrations, data, visual graphics, as well as excerpts of real world case studies. Designed to transcend the static page and spur dynamic dialogue on key issues, the articles included link seamlessly to a multi-media portal. Through the use of these multi-media links the Inner Compass encourages debate and discussion as it focuses on creating value-based leadership as its readers analyze business, human rights, and social justice. Partnered with faculty, students, and alumni of Jesuit colleges and universities in over 112 countries, The Inner Compass is a companion publication to the Global Jesuit Case Series. The underlying objective of this and all the products we are developing is to…
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