Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship

UPADM-GP.265, 4 points.


Using “business as a force for good”, social entrepreneurs implement innovative private sector approaches to solve social, cultural and/or environmental problems.  Surviving start-up and scaling to maximize impact is both an art and a science, especially when attempted without outside investments.  Statistics show that approximately 10% of small businesses surpass $1 million in revenues, while only 0.5% surpass $10 million.  Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship will draw upon the real-life successes and challenges faced by the professor and other social entrepreneurs in structuring and scaling their enterprises. Students will read several articles, watch videos and complete group projects to experience the launching and scaling of their own social enterprises.

Prerequisites: none

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Thakkar, Snehal D

Weekly Schedule:
Thu - 4:55 pm to 7:25 pm

Session Dates:
09/06/2016 to 12/16/2016

Bldg:TISC Room:LC11