10 Updates from Social Entrepreneurship (3 March 2016)

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Join the Duke Zika Innovation Challenge!

How can we address Zika in innovative ways? Right now the Zika Virus is rapidly spreading throughout Latin America with concerns it could be causing severe birth defects in children born to mothers that contract the virus during pregnancy.

Join the #DukeZika Innovation Challenge where interdisciplinary teams of Duke students will have the opportunity to learn from Duke and external experts on the challenge and develop innovative ideas to stop the spread of Zika.

Register today as a complete team or individual participant: http://www.dukesead.org/sead-events/zika-innovation-challenge

The finalist teams will have the chance to present to US AID and Alliances & Incentives in the Era of Outbreaks symposium on Friday, April 1st – which will include experts from Duke, Gates Foundation, Merck, and the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.

NOLA Starting Bloc Institute Applications due TODAY!

The StartingBloc Institute is a transformative 5-day experience for entrepreneurs, activists, students, bridge-builders and other innovators.

Through a series of workshops and activities designed to stretch your limits, you learn directly from high impact changemakers, you work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and you build relationships with life-long allies.


mHealth@Duke Shark Tank 2016 Deadline TOMORROW 3/4!

Do you have an amazing mHealth idea? Then we have a competition for you!

Apply for a chance to pitch your idea to mHealth experts! The team with the winning pitch will get exclusive access to content experts as well as consulting hours with software engineers and business/startup consultants. There will also be a cash prize of $1,000.

Click here for more info.

Fannie Mitchell Expert in Residence: Big data, Analytics, E’ship & Technology Discussion with Isa Watson, CEO of Envested

Friday, March 4, 4:00 – 5:00PM, Schiciano Auditorium, CIEMAS
Attend this seminar presentation to learn more about how big data/data analytics, entrepreneurship, and technology can be integrated to create a new technology product aimed at the millennial generation. Gain exposure to the professional life of a female CEO of a startup and the skills needed to be successful in leading a company. Develop an understanding that career paths can be multi-faceted and change throughout ones life, building upon skills and experiences.
Register here [required]

*The Career Center will be offering small group sessions with Isa during the morning and afternoon of March 4. Spots are limited, register today!
9:45-10:15 AM: Small Group Session 1, https://goo.gl/289fCZ
10:15-10:45 AM: Small Group Session 2, https://goo.gl/sVrSl1
11:00-11:30 AM: Small Group Session 3, https://goo.gl/Du7KWe
2:00-2:30 PM: Small Group Session 4, https://goo.gl/Ggco0D
2:30-3:00 PM: Small Group Session 5, https://goo.gl/J8KlCo

Envested Seeking Campus Activators

Like supporting your local community? Great at tapping into social networks? Looking for a way to meaningfully engage with the needs around you? Excited by the idea of helping to launch a company? Boy, we’re excited we found YOU.

Envested is a platform that allows people to engage with their local communities.
Nonprofits tell us what they need. We tell you. You respond.

Envested is a tech company that will launch on March 4 (possible extension) and needs campus activators be a part of it from the beginning. Activators promote Envested to the people around them (and compete for sweet prizes). If interested (and to see more about why it’s awesome and you should get involved), read more information in the attached slide deck and/or fill out this survey here.

Go to www.envested.org or email contact@envested.org with any further questions. Also, please feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested.

SEAD Symposium is Friday, April 1st 2:00-5:30pm at Trent Semans Center

Interested in the fields of global health and social entrepreneurship? On April 1st, 21 global health social entrepreneurs from India and East Africa will be coming to Duke University for the SEAD Symposium 2016. Come for inspiring conversations and the chance to learn from practitioners in the field. Learn more here.

Sullivan Foundation Social Innovation & E’ship Ignite Retreat

Are you passionate about social change? Are you looking to join with other young people interested in bettering their community? Are you looking for what to do after college? Then join us for the Ignite Retreat in Raleigh, North Carolina from April 8-10, 2016.

For three days, students from around the American Southeast will come together for a weekend exploring what it means to be a changemaker. A team of facilitators, coaches and speakers will lead you on a journey to discover how your skills combine to make a positive difference in the world. From igniting passions to igniting ideas – the weekend is filled with exciting workshops, activities and opportunities to connect with a tribe of like-minded individuals.

For more information and to register, please visit www.nvite.com/sullivanignite2016.

Questions? Contact:
spud marshall
the co.space | chief catalyst | CEO
sullivan foundation | student engagement
web: thecospace.com // iamspud.com // sullivanfdn.org
cell: 717-314-9972
skype: iamspud

Mercury Studio Durham is seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern

Job Title: Marketing & Communications Intern
Reports To: CoFounders Katie DeConto & Megan Jones

Purpose of Position: To revitalize the Mercury Studio blog and social media outlets to the end of contributing to space culture, promoting members and their work, and helping to communicate our identity to the greater Durham community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Work to help put in place a system that will encourage and allow members to create content for our blog and social media outlets.
Familiarize yourself with the work of members and the studio in order to generate content for social media outlets. (i.e. events, promotions, etc.)

Must have good interpersonal skills, be pleasant, enthusiastic, respectful, and enjoy getting to know new people.
Must be motivated, energetic, and self-directed.
Must be an excellent writer with a voice that is clear and accessible.
Must have some knowledge of online blog platforms. Squarespace is preferred.
Must have skills necessary to create a compelling blog post, including writing, choosing images and/or videos, and linking appropriate material.
Photography & videography skills/interest/equipment are preferred.
Interest in Durham culture is preferred.
Blogging and/or marketing experience is preferred.
Interest in coworking is preferred.

Working Conditions:
Intern will receive a membership to, and work primarily from, Mercury Studio at 401 W Geer Street, Durham.
Schedule and hours will be set at hiring, depending on individual’s availability. FT or PT positions available.
This is not a paid position.

Other Notes:
This position is NOT necessarily for an artist or traditionally “creative” person.
This position is for an individual who is interested in creative, independent work.
For the right candidate, this position will be educational, rewarding, and a ton of fun.

To apply, contact:
Katie DeConto: katie@mercurystudiodurham.com
Megan Jones: megan@mercurystudiodurham.com
fb mercurystudiodurham

Lo & Behold LLC seeking Interns

Lo & Behold is a Durham based apothecary that uses 100% natural ingredients to handcraft body care products. The product line is sold at local farmers’ markets, craft markets, online, several stores in the Triangle, and stores in Wilmington and Greensboro as well. We are seeking interns for several different areas of the business operations. Please contact info@loandbeholdnaturals.com if you are interested in gaining experience in any, or all of the following areas: Social Media, Marketing, and blog posts; Website development and online sales; Manufacturing and retail sales at markets; business plan formulation and long term growth; graphic design.

Other details:
We will begin accepting interns in April 2016 and will continue through fall of 2016
Hours and days are flexible.

UCAE Student Life team is currently seeking Employees

The UCAE Student Life team is currently seeking employees to work in a fun, authentic, and creative environment.

We want students to make more than a paycheck, we want them to make connections. There are openings on our nine various teams, including Launch, Arts Annex, LDSA, and more! All the job descriptions can be found on our Recruitment site here.

Contact: Katie Colleran
UCAE, Center for Leadership Development and Social Action
Bryan Center 005A

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