GCSEN Foundation, a Leader in Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Celebrates the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation’s $10M Gift to Wheaton College

GCSEN Foundation, a Leader in Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Celebrates the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation’s $10M Gift to Wheaton College

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KINGSTON, N.Y., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network Foundation (GCSEN Foundation) celebrates that its three-year demonstration pilot partnership with Wheaton College, Norton MA, has helped the college secure an historic gift of $10 million from the prestigious Diana Davis Spencer Foundation of Bethesda, MD. The GCSEN Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) higher education not-for-profit, headquartered in Kingston NY. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation has been a visionary supporter of higher education for many years, promoting social entrepreneurship to achieve greater peace and prosperity in local communities. The gift establishes a leadership position in the field, creating an endowed Professorship in Social Entrepreneurship and funding for entrepreneur-centered programs on campus. The unique Pracademic program is practitioner-oriented and supported by academic rigor, making Wheaton College one of only a few liberal arts colleges nationwide…
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GCSEN sponsors the Hudson Valley Venture Hub at SUNY New Paltz

GCSEN sponsors the Hudson Valley Venture Hub at SUNY New Paltz

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Dozens of business owners, executives and professionals gathered with business students and faculty at SUNY New Paltz for the inaugural Hudson Valley Venture Hub Leaders’ Forum, marking the debut of a new strategic initiative aimed at increasing the odds of success for start-ups and creating professional and educational opportunities throughout the region. The Hudson Valley Venture Hub, housed in the School of Business and overseen by entrepreneur in residence Tony DiMarco, will serve to connect entrepreneurs with prospective investors and talented potential employees (including New Paltz students and alumni), and generally work to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in the Hudson Valley, one of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial environments in the Northeast......... Continue Reading: https://sites.newpaltz.edu/news/2018/05/school-of-business-launches-hudson-valley-venture-hub-as-resource-for-regional-entrepreneurs/ Learn More: https://www.newpaltz.edu/schoolofbusiness/hvventurehub/
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Students are moving the world to a better place at the Wheaton College Social Entrepreneurship Club Pitch Competition

Students are moving the world to a better place at the Wheaton College Social Entrepreneurship Club Pitch Competition

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NORTON, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN) Foundation and Wheaton College share an exciting mission to accelerate social entrepreneurship in higher education and teach social entrepreneurs how to make meaning, make money, and move the world to a better place - one campus, one local economy at a time! GCSEN Foundation's national campus pilot program with the Wheaton College Institute for Social Entrepreneurship (WISE) program was established with the support of visionary philanthropist and Wheaton alumna Diana Davis Spencer via the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. On November 17th, Wheaton's Social Entrepreneurship Club took another bold step in making this shared vision a reality by sponsoring its third annual Social Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition. The competition provides students with an opportunity to practice "pitching" their idea for a  socially responsible business venture to a…
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14TH CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT NORTHEASTERN

14TH CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT NORTHEASTERN

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
14th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference Northeastern University, Boston November 2-3, 2017 [caption id="attachment_3664" align="aligncenter" width="424"] 14th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference[/caption] NU D’Amore-McKim School of Business | USC Marshall School of Business The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference is a two-day conference that brings together scholars, researchers, students and practitioners from around the world to discuss emerging concepts and explore topics in social enterprise, innovation, sustainability and impact. The conference, the largest academic gathering of its kind in terms of research paper submissions, is dedicated to the ongoing development of theory and research on social entrepreneurship and its impact on global communities. SES strategic approach has recently been strengthened by articles from the Case Foundation and the Economist. The Case Foundation reported that “America Needs Big ideas to Heal Our Divides”56 noting that…
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GCSEN Foundation and SOCAP Moving the World to a Better Place by Helping Millennials Make Meaning and Make Money

GCSEN Foundation and SOCAP Moving the World to a Better Place by Helping Millennials Make Meaning and Make Money

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN) Foundation and SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) share a vision, a mission to foster social entrepreneurship and a pragmatic approach to teaching social entrepreneurs to combine making meaning and making money. GCSEN team members Ronald Zorrilla, Director of Operations and Joseph Szocik, Managing Director of Research and Innovation had the opportunity to learn from and network with dozens of world class subject matter experts and leading organizations. [caption id="attachment_3973" align="aligncenter" width="288"] GCSEN Foundation team members Joe Szocik and Ronald Zorrilla at the Social Capital Markets 2017 conference.[/caption] SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy — convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. They are a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders…
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thinkAbout Conference

GCSEN News, Thought Leadership
thinkAbout Conference So what is thinkAbout? Since 1998, more than 890 explorers, practitioners, and evangelists of the Experience Economy have gathered annually at thinkAbout, the flagship public offering of Strategic Horizons LLP. Over the course of two high-energy days, executives and managers from across the globe gather to explore, share, interact, and network with others leading the way in the Experience Economy. GCSEN Advisor Bob Dean presents a Case Story on the use of the models and frameworks of The Experience Economy with the Global Center for Social Entrepreneur Network (GCSEN) in 2016-2017.   The Power of The Experience Economy in Learning & Development—A Ten Year Journey – GCSEN GCSEN Foundation
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Learning through Social Entrepreneurship Education

Learning through Social Entrepreneurship Education

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Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Lunch and Learn with Mike Caslin GCSEN Foundation CEO, Mike Caslin, was welcomed to speak on the topic of Social Entrepreneurship Learning in Higher Education. He was the inaugural speaker for the Lunch and Learn speaker series at the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Iona College.
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2017 World Forum of the Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS)

2017 World Forum of the Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS)

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2017 World Forum of the Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) GCSEN Foundation CEO Mike Caslin*, GCSEN Foundation Managing Director of Innovation, Research and Development Joe Szocik, St. Peter’s University, Department of Business Administration Chair Professor Mary Kate Naatus* and Babson College’s Board of Director Member Len Green were selected to present their findings in an academic paper titled, “Prac-ademic Social Entrepreneurship For a Sustainable World” today at Namur University, in Namur, Belgium, sponsored by the 23rd Annual World Forum of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS).  
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GCSEN Shares Vision- Make Meaning. Make Money. And Move the World to a Better Place.

GCSEN Shares Vision- Make Meaning. Make Money. And Move the World to a Better Place.

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GCSEN Shares Vision- Make Meaning. Make Money. And Move the World to a Better Place. NAMUR, Belgium, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GCSEN Foundation CEO Mike Caslin*, GCSEN Foundation Managing Director of Innovation, Research and Development Joe Szocik, St. Peter's University, Department of Business Administration Chair Professor Mary Kate Naatus* and Babson College's Board of Director Member Len Green were selected to present their findings in an academic paper titled,  "Prac-ademic Social Entrepreneurship For a Sustainable World" today at Namur University, in Namur, Belgium, sponsored by the 23 [rd] Annual World Forum of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS). The purpose of the conference is to link "business" and "sustainability" thru academic collaboration and to enable Jesuit Business School association members to bridge the gap between the important society…
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