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Working for Play
Social Enterprise News | April 01, 2008
Andrea Wenner'05, founder and executive director of Out2Play, featured in Columbia Magazine, by Cristina Najarro CC'10.
Students participate in Brazilian International Consulting Project with Endeavor
Social Enterprise News | March 24, 2008
Three SEP students traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil during Winter break, to work on a pro bono consulting project.
Credit Markets for the Poor: A Symposium on Current Topics in Microfinance
Social Enterprise News | May 01, 2007
Article by By Katie Leonberger '08, cofounder of Microlumbia, the student-run microfinance investment fund.
Social entrepreneurs gather at Columbia Business School
Social Enterprise News | February 14, 2007
As America embarks on resolving today's most pressing social and environmental problems, Columbia Business School has been ahead of the game by joining a social community that brings together field experts and student entrepreneurs across social realms for opportunities to showcase concepts, network, and compete for cash prizes.
Global Social Venture Competition Boasts Record Participation
Social Enterprise News | February 23, 2006
Sandy Eapen '07 receives feedback from student judges and entrants.
Recent MBA Grad Launches Playground Venture
Social Enterprise News | July 20, 2005
Andrea Wenner '05 starts nonprofit to address the lack of playground facilities at New York City's elementary schools.
Columbia Team Connect US wins prize at the Global Social Venture Competition at UC Berkeley
Social Enterprise News | April 21, 2005
Venture's strategy to minimize patient non-compliance impresses judges with its potential for financial sustainability and social impact. By Bethany Hale '06 and Mollie Kinnamon at the Lang Center.
Meet a Winner of the 2004 Global Social Venture Competition
Social Enterprise News | October 07, 2004
By Zeina Talje '05, Bottom Line.
Columbia Business School, Investors' Circle, and Social Venture Network Conduct First National Survey of Social Ventures
Social Enterprise News | July 23, 2004
Columbia Business School's Research Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship (RISE) Program, Investors' Circle, and the Social Venture Network have partnered to conduct the first national survey of for-profit social ventures, which are defined as businesses that seek to create positive social and environmental impact through financially successful businesses.
Spring Newsletter - Social Venture Competition Goes Global
Social Enterprise News | March 21, 2004
The winners of the Global Social Venture Competition were announced at London Business School at the final round on April 15?16. Columbia Business School has been a partner in this competition since 2001.
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.
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