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Social Enterprise West Network
|Hardika Shah BCEMBA ’09
This alumni group is dedicated to Columbia Business School graduates "out West" in the Bay Area. The objective of this group is to provide a platform to alumni involved or interested in the social enterprise space to stay connected with the Columbia Social Enterprise Program.
Throughout the year, we will organize two to three events focused on sharing the latest findings and thought leadership from Columbia Business School's Social Enterprise Program research work coupled with guest speakers and panels that can bring the practical viewpoint to the mix. We will also provide an informal opportunity for two or three get-togethers or other social activities where alumni can mingle and discuss (or debate) topics of interest.
Our launch event is on Sep 11, 2010 at the BCEMBA Reunion Weekend where Ray Fisman, Director of the Social Enterprise Program will present his research on "Innovations in corporate citizenship: When can we do well and do good?"
Ultimately, our simple intent is to create a community of like-minded folks out West whilst maintaining our connection to the mother ship out East.
To receive notices about the group's activities or to get involved, please contact us.
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