Upcoming Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities (April 2017)

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Datafest 2017
The Edge, March 31-April 2
Want to mingle with data analysis professionals from industry and academia? Compete for prizes and glory? At DataFest you’ll get a chance to work on a large, complex, and surprise data analysis challenge over a weekend. The deadline to register is March 30th.

The American Underground & Friends Social E’ship Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 4- 5:30-8pm
American Underground @Main

Building a Culture of Dialogue
Tuesday, April 4th @3:30pm-6:30pm, Rubenstein 153, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
Faculty, students and community partners are invited to participate in a workshop that introduces how to create a culture of dialogue and inclusivity on campus, from navigating identity differences, making decision after “listening deeply enough to be changed by what you learn,” and building increased empathy on campus. The workshop will be led by Rhonda Fitzgerald, Managing Director for the Sustained Dialogue Institute.

GLEAN (Global Energy Access Network) and EnergyX are bringing two NGO leaders to campus to talk about international energy access issues
Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4
Tri Mumpuni, Ashoka Fellow and Executive Director of IBEKA, and Jessica Rivas, Co-founder, WindAid Institute, will be on campus to speak about energy access issues in Peru and Indonesia.

Art, Activism, Race, and the Law
Thursday, April 6th @7pm- Nasher Museum of Art
This cross-disciplinary panel inspired by themes in the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush will discuss the complex dynamics of race and the law, public policy, the justice system and art activism.

Ensuring Economic Opportunities for Youth- Education, entrepreneurship and employment policy- A panel
Friday, April 7 @noon in Room 04 of Duke’s Sanford Building
In many developing nations, young people entering the workforce face a stark reality. While there are decent jobs available, youths often lack the skills to fill them. As a result, these young people are relegated to low-skilled jobs or unemployment, trapping them in poverty, reducing their nation’s economic growth, and sowing the seeds for political instability.
Please join us as experts in education and entrepreneurship explore the most effective ways to ensure meaningful youth employment and lasting prosperity. The talk is part of Duke-RTI Professors and Practitioners in Conversation series. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and parking passes are available. RSVP here.

Let’s Innovate NC 2017 Conference has spaces open!
April 8th from 10AM-3PM @HQ Raleigh
The conference will feature workshops on customer delivery, UX/UI and human centered design, budgeting, and other entrepreneurial skills, amazing keynote entrepreneurs, networking receptions among students and community members from all four universities, and a SHOWCASE where student entrepreneurs from Duke, UNC, NC State, and NCCU will pitch their startups!!!! An amazing one-day event to meet students and people from the community, network, and get your innovative spirit moving.
Need transportation?
Get yourself a ticket.
SIGN UP TO BE IN THE SHOWCASE: (pitch sign-up)

Africa in Conversation: Partnering for Health in Tanzania: Reflections on the Past 16 Years
Tuesday, April 11 @4pm-5pm, Perkins 218
Tanzania has faced tremendous challenges in promoting health for its citizens including poverty, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, the emergence of non-communicable diseases, and shortages of health care workers and facilities. Duke has partnered with colleagues in Tanzania to address these challenges in health promotion.

The World is Watching: Duke Students Abroad in the Age of Trump
Tuesday, April 18th @12:00pm-1:30pm, Bay4 Smith Warehouse
This panel will focus on what issues students and faculty need to consider when traveling this summer, and what it means to represent an American university at this time. Panelists will prepare questions that help students reflect on how they engage in conversations about the current political situation and discuss the privilege of crossing borders when many people cannot. Cluadia Koonz will moderate, Robyn Winneberger, the senior case manager from David Price’s office will serve as a panelist as well as a Duke faculty member and two students.

Yale’s Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23 (date of conference)
Register to attend! The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. Register here.

The Future of Wealth Summit
April 26-28, 2017
The Future of Wealth Summit will bring together policymakers, journalists, advocates, and experts at the intersection of government, technology, economics, education, health, and human and civil rights to discuss and advance solutions to today’s biggest challenges through the lens of technology, inclusion, and social change. Register here.


Applications open for Project EDGE pre-Orientation committee
Due Friday, March 31
Do you enjoy design and startup challenges? Are you interested in helping shape the future leaders and entrepreneurs of Duke?
Apply to be on the Project EDGE Pre-Orientation committee! We are a group committed to Engineering and Design for Growth and Innovation, and we are excited to build a team to execute on our ambitious goals. The first summer of our program will be 2018, and we are looking for a team to plan, design, and make the program incredible! Both Trinity and Pratt are encouraged to apply!

Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition
Proposals are due by March 31st
Now accepting proposals for the Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition, which will be held on April 28, the last day of our 2017 Future of Wealth Summit.
Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., the competition will award a $10,000 grant to the innovator who best uses technology to improve the social or economic well-being of traditionally marginalized communities.
Proposals are due by March 31st at 11:59 p.m. and must focus on achieving one of the following outcomes:
-The creation of more equitable jobs or business opportunities for women, people of color, or disabled individuals in the technology sector; or
-The creation of a product, program, or policy that successfully addresses some of the routine challenges facing women, communities of color, vulnerable youth, the elderly, rural and/or low-income populations, or disabled individuals.
Selected finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of business and startup experts.
The competition is named after the Inclusion Revolution, our major initiative pushing for policies that allow everyone to thrive.
To learn more about the competition or to register for the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit, visit www.2017summit.globalpolicysolutions.org.

Apply to the Community Empowerment Fund
Deadline: April 7th, 2017
The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is seeking applications for an Advocate Program Coordinator.
In this position, you will coordinate the activities of 60-80 volunteer Advocates and 4+ volunteer leadership teams for CEF’s Durham County programs and services. You’ll serve as a key leader for CEF’s overall programming in Durham County also collaborate with CEF’s Chapel Hill office to shape volunteer training and programming with a counterpart program coordinator.

Apply to the Women’s Leadership Initiative Cohort
Deadline: April 17th
Interested in developing yourself as a strong female leader? The Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative is taking applications for our year-long cohort experience. Participate in service, connect with our leadership and networking opportunities, and go on an exclusive spring break trip!

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Deadlines Vary per Program
Unite for Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 2.2 million patients living in poverty, including more than 95,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and mediation prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks. Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research.

McKinsey Undergraduate Women’s Impact Award
Deadline: Monday, April 10th @11:59pm EST
Do you think about what it means to be a female leader? Are you searching for ways to improve the world around you? At McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, we pride ourselves on developing future leaders who are having lasting impact in their communities and even globally. To that end, we are supporting freshmen, sophomore and junior women who are passionate about making change in the world through the Apply to McKinsey Undergraduate Women’s Impact Award. This award provides $1,500 of funding toward your summer plans in the fields of global public health, economic development and opportunity creation, sustainability, and/or social innovation and technology.

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