9 Updates from Social Entrepreneurship (7 September 2016)

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14 Social Innovation Fellowships You Need to Know

Read about them here.

I&E Fest 2016 Photos Are Up!

Check them out here.

Maya Ajmera, author of Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots to speak at Duke on Thursday, September 22

Check out this awesome interview and get event details here.

Halcyon Incubator

The application for the Spring 2017 cohort of the Halcyon Incubator is open! The program is seeking intrepid early stage social entrepreneurs with sustainable and scalable models that address critical 21st century challenges.

The Halcyon Incubator takes NO EQUITY and provides fellows with an immersive, residency-based program that supports the rapid development of their ventures. Program support includes:

  • 5 months of free housing at Halcyon House, a historic home in the heart of Georgetown, Washington DC
  • More than 12 months of free workspace at Halcyon House
  • $10,000 stipend per venture
  • One-on-one leadership coaching and mentoring
  • 1,000+ hours of legal, business, technology, legal, and communications advice from partners
  • Access to a deep network of thought leaders, supporters, and potential funders and investors

To find out more and start the application process, visit halcyonincubator.org. Applications must be submitted by 5:00PM EST on October 11, 2016 to be considered. Contact us at halcyonincubator@sandr.org with any questions.

Register now for the Triangle Health Innovation Challenge

We invite you to participate in the second annual Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC), held on Duke’s campus from September 16th-18th. THInC is a three-day healthcare hackathon that will bring together students of all disciplines, clinicians, engineers, designers and others from the Triangle area to form teams and tackle issues facing our healthcare system.

No previous hackathon experience is needed – we invite anyone who’s passionate about health to participate! Over the course of three days, participants will develop, implement, test and pitch solutions to address specific pain points in healthcare. In just three days, you have the opportunity to form a team and develop an idea into a working prototype. If you’ve identified something broken in healthcare, you can build and validate a fix alongside engineers and clinicians. You can also attend without a specific idea and be exposed to challenges facing patients and healthcare providers daily. Finally, you will have the opportunity to hear from leaders of healthcare innovation and tap into our talented panel of clinical, business and technical mentors to help you refine and improve your solutions.

For full details and registration: http://www.thincweekend.org

Triangle Discovery Forum

In partnership with BB&T, the Triangle Discovery Forum will be held on September 21st from 5:30-8:30pm at Duke’s Bullpen. Its mission is to inspire, support, and develop young social entrepreneurs and innovators across North Carolina.

We are seeking applications from individuals and teams of young social entrepreneurs (ages 18-30) who are working to improve their communities, and our state, through social innovation. The top 10 teams will be selected to pitch at the Triangle Discovery Forum. The three Discovery Forum winners will be invited to our Leadership Symposium in the spring for a chance to win $10,000 towards their venture.

We look forward to seeing what fantastic ideas come from the young entrepreneurs of the Triangle this year.

More info here.
Questions: mjwoods2@ncsu.edu

Announcements from the Co-Lab

Roots Classes are on the schedule – first class is TONIGHT!
Roots is our technology training program where we hold hands-on workshops in a variety of technology topics. We’ve got a lot of new classes this year and we’ll be rolling more out throughout the semester, but here’s a look at the first round. Of course, all classes will be held in the Classroom at the Technology Engagement Center. Feel free to sign up now! Also, if a class is full and you’re still interested, just sign up on the waitlist – we usually have spots open up just before the class

HFOS: Code for Good – Tonight!

Office Hours

Working on a project and need some technical assistance? Our student consultants can help. Office Hours are held in the Commons area of the Co-Lab space. Full details at colab.duke.edu/resources

  • Monday, 3-5pm
  • Wednesday, 3-5pm
  • Thursday, 1-5pm
  • Friday, 12-4pm

Calling all Duke Social Entrepreneurs!

Adelante Shoe Co. is a new social enterprise launching on Kickstarter this holiday season. The Adelante founding team is seeking to partner with Duke students to help spread the word leading in to our November 25 launch date.

We are dedicated to making it absolutely effortless for you to wear a socially responsible pair of shoes without compromising quality, affordability, or style. Our men’s and women’s collections offer handmade, modern classic style at a reasonable price. Our new social impact model, the Living Well Line, is raising the bar within the social entrepreneurship field.

Help us spread the word, and you’ll receive startup experience, a free pair of shoes, and a timely recommendation in return!

For more information, check out the flyer here.

Questions? Contact Peter.Sacco@tufts.edu


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