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Social Entrepreneurship and Social Ventures Network
|Michael Dwork ’07
|Noha Waibsnaider ’02
We invite you to connect with fellow alumni working in the field of social entrepreneurship and social ventures (for profit, nonprofit or hybrid, as well as funders and investors) to share advice, referrals and information, and occasionally to get together for social events. Some of the topics for discussion may include:
- Sources of funding: slow money versus traditional financing sources and how to pitch to them
- Building successful partnerships with nonprofits and established businesses to grow your social venture
- Media: creating newsworthy stories that get attention
- The startup process: legal structures (incorporation, nonprofit status, emerging legal forms such as B Corps and L3Cs), accounting systems, etc.
This group will initially target Columbia Business School alumni but will always welcome professionals outside of the CBS community with an interest in participating. If you would like to join this network, please contact us and one of the alumni ambassadors will get in touch with you. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.
Social Venture Innovators
Founder and CEO
Lending money to entrepreneurs whose endeavors are too large to receive microfinance loans but too small and risky to receive funding from traditional banks.
Founder and CEO
Hiring unemployed residents of financially underserved communities to install solar and energy-efficient technology for small businesses, nonprofits, and affordable housing.
Leveraging crowdfunding technology to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths and disability.
View the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise brochure, Empowering Leaders to Change the World