Social Enterprise

Closing the Opportunity Gap in the United States

Social Enterprise News | August 6, 2019

Are Americans primarily suffering from income inequality or lack of opportunity? At the 2019 Social Enterprise Leadership Forum, speakers diagnosed the problem and proposed solutions.

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Four New Social Ventures Receive Seed Funding from Columbia’s Tamer Fund for Social Ventures

Social Enterprise News | July 31, 2019

Four new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after participating in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams as part of a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

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Why Serving on a Nonprofit Junior Board is Essential

Social Enterprise News | June 20, 2019

MBA students and young alumni share their thoughts on board service and how to land a seat at the table.

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Three Cairns Climate Fellowship Successfully Closes Second Fellowship Class

Social Enterprise News | June 3, 2019

Eight projects at the intersection of climate change and business were awarded the Three Cairns Climate Fellowship during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Tamer Fund for Social Ventures Provides Seed Grants to Three New Columbia Ventures

Social Enterprise News | January 3, 2019

Three new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after participating in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams as part of a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

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Three Cairns Climate Fellowship Launches with Inaugural Fellowship Class

Social Enterprise News | September 6, 2018

Eight projects at the intersection of climate change and business were awarded the Three Cairns Climate Fellowship during the spring 2018 semester.

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Sea Level Rise and Coastal Development: Science Speaks Directly to Business

Social Enterprise News | July 6, 2018

The most current research on ice sheet and sea level rise trends shows the near-term implications for coastal property and how these trends affect returns, creating both investment risks and opportunities for investors and business leaders.

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Tamer Fund for Social Ventures Chooses Three New Social Ventures to Add to its Growing Portfolio

Social Enterprise News | June 19, 2018

Three new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after participating in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams as part of a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

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Tamer Fund for Social Ventures Awards Grants to Four New Ventures After Receiving Record 130 Applications

Social Enterprise News | December 13, 2017

The Tamer Fund for Social Ventures recently completed its fifth funding cycle and selected four new early-stage ventures to add to the portfolio.

Four Columbia University-affiliated teams of social entrepreneurs recently received seed grants from the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures to help them develop their early-stage ventures. In addition to funding, these entrepreneurs also gain access to the social enterprise resources the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School provides.

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Tamer Fund for Social Ventures Adds Four New Ventures to Portfolio After Receiving Almost 100 Applications

Social Enterprise News | June 27, 2017

The Tamer Fund for Social Ventures recently completed its fourth funding cycle and selected four new early-stage ventures to add to the portfolio.

The following Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected out of almost 100 applicants after participating in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams as part of a Business School course, and a final pitch to the Fund’s Investment Board:

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