Social Entrepreneurship 101: Discovering Your Path And Passion To Change The World
School: Stanford University / Acumen
Start Date: October 7, 2015 (4 Weeks Long)
Workload: Not specified.
Instructor: Acumen Impact Team (Instructor not specified)
Credentials: Acumen’s online courses are designed to stimulate moral imagination and enhance financial and operational skills. Overall, Acumen’s mission is to “equip emerging change leaders with the tools to change the way the world tackles poverty and build a world based on dignity.”
Graded: Students will receive a statement of accomplishment signed by Acumen after completing all course requirements.
Description: Social entrepreneurship is a big buzzword lately…but what does it mean (really)? Are social entrepreneurs simply looking to balance profit and altruism? Are they strictly do-gooders who use business tools to drive the greater good and address social problems? Are their innovations focused exclusively on the underserved and disadvantaged – or do they seek a larger market disruption? During this course, students will hear from four leading social entrepreneurs: Charles Best of DonorsChoose.org, Thulsiraj Ravilla of Aravind Eyecare, Leila Janah of Sama Group, and JB Schramm of College Summit. In the process, they will study concepts like impact, financial sustainability and scaling to help prepare them to start their own initiatives.
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