Capital Acquisition and Sustainability in Social Entrepreneurship
PADM-GP.4189, 1.5 points.
This class provides an intermediate approach to social entrepreneurship, focusing on two vital aspects of building successful social ventures: scale/sustainability and capital acquisition. Through a combination of readings, case studies, class discussion, and team projects, students will gain deep insight into how social enterprises do (and fail to) achieve scale suitable to sustain their mission, and strategies for raising and allocating the funds necessary to advance their purposive ventures. Topics will include: Scalability 101 ; Failing to Scale; Sustainability: The Blessings and Drawbacks of Success; Capital Acquisition 101; Ask the Experts: Routes to Capital Acquisition