ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101

​Social entrepreneurs and social innovators are tackling and diminishing many of the world's problems. They achieve significant positive social impact through the creative and aggressive mobilisation of people and other resources:

 

  • In Africa, a social entrepreneur-built enterprise delivers 70 million daily protein servings into the region at significantly lower cost and higher quality than before.

  • In India, rice husks are burned to generate power enabling families to live, read and learn after the sun goes down.

  • In Latin America, makeshift informal housing is converted from fire-trap shanties into safe, concrete-based homes.

 

This course will cover a selected set of topics associated with social innovation and entrepreneurship whether nonprofit or for-profit. Brought to you by Wharton.

TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, poineered in Silicon Valley and now spreading across the world. You will learn the process technology entrepreneurs use to start companies. It involves taking a technology idea and finding a high-potential commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent and capital, figuring out how to sell and market the idea, and managing rapid growth.

 

To gain practical experience alongside the theory, students from teams will work on startup projects in those teams. This is the 7th offering of the class. In toal nearly 200,000 students from around the world have participated and worked in teams together in this class. The best teams at the end of the class pitched their ideas to investors. Many of the alumni of the last class are continuing to build their startups and will be mentoring teams this time.

 

A free course from Stanford University.

 

​Ever dream of changing the world or making a difference? You are invited to roll up your sleeves and join a group of entrepreneurs on a journey to change lives by changing systems. In this 4 week course from +Acumen, you'll learn to apply entrepreneurial skills to social problems and design lasting solutions.

 

Built from Acumen's years of experience investing in social entrepreneurs, this course will also feature firsthand stories and advice from 4 inspiring founders: Charles Best of DonorsChoose.org, Thulsiraj Ravilla of Aravind Eyecare, Leila Janah of Sama Group, and JB Schramm of College Summit.

 

Designed for anyone approaching social entrepreneurship for the first time, this interactive learning experience will give you an overview of the sector. It will help you explore pathways for intial engagement with social enterprises, and uncover your relevant passions and skills.