Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Social Innovation Award

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ENTREPRENEURS UNITED

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  • About
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  • Look Back at Our 2016 Conference

Entrepreneurs United is an annual gathering of Teach For America alumni entrepreneurs, corps members and staff. Entrepreneurs United offers:

  • skills-based training
  • strategic access to opportunities for sustaining, growing, and scaling innovations
  • networking opportunities with peers and industry experts

Participants are grounded in social innovation as a means to eliminate educational inequity in our world.

We are excited to host the 2017 Entrepreneurs United Conference in Houston from April 21-22, 2017.

We’re designing this conference to foster a dynamic network of innovators, strengthen the development of entrepreneurs of all stages and activate the creative problem solver mindset. Join us in Houston! Register HERE.

In February 2016, Entrepreneurs United took place at the 25th Anniversary Summit. It was a unique opportunity that brought together hundreds of innovators committed to ending educational inequity in our lifetime. Participants joined us to activate and strengthen the creative problem-solver within.

This mini-conference had three tracks tailored to meet the needs of entrepreneurs at all stages from seasoned to aspiring to those curious about innovation in general. The tracks included:

  • Social Innovation 101: An introductory track on the skills, resources, and mindsets necessary for entrepreneurs to address challenges inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Design-A-Thon (Solution and Skills Through Practice): A track for budding or existing entrepreneurs ready to rapidly accelerate their work through an intensive design-based hack-a-thon. Participants walked away with concrete solutions, prototypes, and methods to move their idea forward.
  • Master’s Track for Current and Established Entrepreneurs: A track for entrepreneurs seeking coaching, community, and connections. This track offered opportunities to hone skills, gain exposure from influential audiences, and receive coaching from a diverse set of experts.

Regional Design Camp

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Social Entrepreneurship FAQs

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Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. Learn more: The Meaning of “Social Entrepreneurship,” J. Gregory Dees  Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition, Roger L. Martin & Sally Osberg
Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. Learn more: The Meaning of “Social Entrepreneurship,” J. Gregory Dees ...
Social entrepreneurs address the root causes of educational inequity by developing innovative, scalable, and sustainable solutions to the most persistent problems facing students, families, and communities. Meet a few Teach For America alumni who have brought their big ideas to life. Miriam Altman (New York ’08), co-founder of Kinvolved discusses her bold solution to address truancy and drop-out rates. T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, co-founders of GirlTrek, bring together over 500 membe
Social entrepreneurs address the root causes of educational inequity by developing innovative, scalable, and sustainable solutions to the most persistent problems facing students, families, and communities. Meet a few Teach For America alumni who have brought their big ideas to life. Miriam Altman (New York ’08), co-founder of Kinvolved...
As a social entrepreneur, you are a creator and a builder. You operate in the focal point between your personal passions, your individual leadership style, your creativity, and your business savvy. Social entrepreneurship is a dual-facing field—you can either be a social entrepreneur or you can leverage your leadership skills to support social entrepreneurs. Organizations that support social entrepreneurs typically provide financial support through grants and offer strategic consulting and coa
As a social entrepreneur, you are a creator and a builder. You operate in the focal point between your personal passions, your individual leadership style, your creativity, and your business savvy. Social entrepreneurship is a dual-facing field—you can either be a social entrepreneur or you can leverage your leadership skills to support social entrepreneurs. Organizations that support social...
Many early-stage social entrepreneurs frequently leverage the expertise of more established social entrepreneurs to “vet” their ideas and provide them with strategic support as they think about further opportunities to pursue. It is important for early-stage entrepreneurs to find an early network of champions, as well as build skills. Early-stage social entrepreneurs also leverage resources from existing networks to research a social problem and ideate on a new solution. Some may apply for e
Many early-stage social entrepreneurs frequently leverage the expertise of more established social entrepreneurs to “vet” their ideas and provide them with strategic support as they think about further opportunities to pursue. It is important for early-stage entrepreneurs to find an early network of champions, as well as build skills. Early-stage social entrepreneurs also leverage resources from...