Upcoming Social Entrepreneurship Events and Opportunities

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  • mHealth@Duke Shark Tank 2017 (Special Topic: Closing Health Disparities)
    Applications are due Friday, February 24th by 5pm
  • What can policymakers do to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs?
    Friday, Feb. 24 in Rubenstein 200
    Bringing together entrepreneurs from the (MIDP) program and officials from the World Bank’s Doing Business unit. Lunch will be provided.
  • SSRI Workshop: Program Evaluation (Evaluation 101)
    February 28, 2017, 2 to 4 p.m.
    SSRI- Gross Hall 230E
    Attendees should register in advance.
  • Social Entrepreneurship Happy Hour hosted by The American Underground@Main
    Feb. 28 at 5:30pm at 201 W. Main St – the beautiful 3rd floor rooftop.
  • I&E Academy: Perfecting the Pitch
    March 1, 5 to 6 p.m., Gross Hall 270
    Facilitator: Andy Roth, Co-Founder, RocketBolt
    You may know the content of your pitch backwards and forwards, but what about your presentation? What about your tone of voice or body language?
    Are you giving the most persuasive pitch possible or is something distracting the audience from your presentation? There are plenty of people who can tell you whether the
    content of your pitch needs work. This session will go over how the way you speak, the way you stand, and even the way you breathe can make or break your pitch.
    This session is interactive. Participants should come prepared to move around and wear comfortable clothes.
  • The Points of Light Civic Accelerator
    Application deadline: Thursday, March 2, by 5:00 pm
    10-week entrepreneur boot camp and investment fund – seeking applications from early stage for-profit and nonprofit ventures with innovative solutions that increase financial well-being and economic mobility for underserved populations.
  • Story+ Summer Research Opportunity
    The deadline for priority consideration of applications is Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00pm
    Story+ is a new six-week summer research experience (Summer Term 1 / May 17-June 28) for undergraduate and graduate students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling. Story+ is offered through the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections, in partnership with Versatile Humanists at Duke.
  • Global Engagement Program – A Leadership Program for U.S. Students with Global Mindset
    Application deadline: March 5, 2017
    This program provides domestic students with beneficial interactions with international students and scholars at Duke. Selected students will be involved in International House program activities for a semester and receive training on cross-cultural awareness and communication as well as career and leadership development. Students will get a certificate endorsed by International House and the Career Center. For details of the program, please visit the GEP page on our website. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to snanghee.jeong@duke.edu.
  • CGI U 2017
    10th annual CGI U meeting will be held at Northeastern University, October 13-15
    early decision and travel assistance deadline is March 1, 2017, and the final application deadline is May 1, 2017.
    Engaging the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world.
  • Scholarship $$ for Duke students interested in studying social innovation abroad
    $1000 scholarship from the Sullivan Foundation are available for 1-2 students to attend Leadership exCHANGE’s Global Leadership Program in Prague July 1-30. Earn credits. Apply now. 2-6 week programs in Prague, Vienna, and Raleigh also available, including the Impact HUB Crawl to Prague & Vienna June 18-30 and the Women & Leadership Program in Prague August 1-15.
  • Big Ideas Abroad: Supporting Student Innovation in UgandaSince 2013, the Big Ideas Contest has been open to Uganda’s largest post-secondary school and leader in innovation and research.
    Read more about how Big Ideas helps foster and leverage innovation and entrepreneurship abroad here.
  • Nepal-based summer program, called 85°East just launched
    Designed for undergraduate and graduate students and builds on students’ individual learning goals by finding projects and programs that caters to each student’s interests, all the while providing an academic support structure to ensure they get the most out of their experience. The goal of the Summer 2017 program is to give students the freedom to pursue a creative independent project or internship (70 percent of their time), while providing a framework for academic and personal growth (30 percent of the time will be spent on structured seminars to more deeply understand context specific, adaptive challenges and opportunities.) The cost to the student (excluding airfare) would be $2000 for the 9-10 weeks from early June to mid-August. That covers an internship placement and all associated local travel costs, orientation, living arrangements including housing, food, and laundry, and an academic framework including short weekly readings and a weekly seminar. (www.85degeast.com)
    You can find two documents that explains the program in detail at: www.bit.ly/85degeast
  • Intern – PR Intern / Mentorship (Consumer Products, Durham NC)- Feline Innovations
    Feline Innovations is a pet products company founded in 2015. They are currently offering a unique intern + mentorship program for undergraduates interested in entrepreneurship and consumer products. The intern will aid in day-to-day PR and media relations at Feline Innovations – while undergoing an immersive mentorship program in launching and building consumer products businesses. This is an unpaid internship, and will be structured as a dual intern / mentorship program.
    Applicants should be available 2 hrs per day and available to meet at office in downtown Durham or on Duke campus. Program will be structured as a combined co-op / consumer products primer, and will begin in March 2017. Goal will be to provide applicants with the knowledge and skill sets to build new consumer products companies in the future – while aiding in day-to-day activities of the current business. Applicants should respond with resume, availability, and description of interest to: hr@felineinnovations.com.
  • Looking for Entrepreneurial Minds & Expertise to grow with a Billion Dollar Global business.
    Join my winning team, full-time or part-time, selling anti-aging products which have exclusive global patents.
    In four years, Nerium International grossed over $1 BILLION with only four products and was ranked by “Inc. 500” as #1 in its category of “Consumer Products and Services” and #12 overall in its list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. Nerium International was founded by Jeff Olson, also known as, “the Millionaire Maker.” He is a successful entrepreneur and author of the best seller, “The Slight Edge.” Still a young company, 5 years old in August 2016, Nerium has expanded into Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Colombia…and soon to Hong Kong and beyond. Partnerships have been formed with Signum Biosciences, a research lab created from Princeton University, and Korean research giant, Cosmax, looking to further the development of anti-aging and bio-health products. GOOGLE… Fastest Growing Anti-Aging Company. Call or email me for more information about how YOU can become involved as an Independent Brand Partner with my Nerium team.
    Judy Wooden, Independent Brand Partner/Director, Nerium International
    Jwooden22@gmail.com| 919/880-6447

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