Updates from Social Entrepreneurship (10 December 2015)

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Applications for Alternative Spring Break are Open

Topic: Human Trafficking
Check out the website here
Our topic is Human Trafficking and we will be going to San Diego. No cost to students! We will be working with non-profits that focus on survivors and legislative reform, as well as taking time to explore the city.

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

DPrize wants to award you up to $20,000 to help alleviate poverty

Select on of our global health, energy, education, or corruption challenges and then pitch your two-page idea to D-Prize by December 30th. Up to 15 winners will be awarded seed capital and given support to launch a pilot. Join the competition here.

UniversalGiving’s Internship Program

UniversalGiving’s Internship Program provides real-world experience with a talented, global team. Together, we are making an impact in philanthropy in more than 100 countries across the world. If you’re serious about learning and contributing in a significant way, UniversalGiving is the place for you. The UniversalGiving Team is joyful, engaged and positive. We seek talented people who simply want to make a difference, learn a new skill or find a new career pathway they love. Regardless, every Intern joins UniversalGiving’s Vision to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”

Internships are for people in school or with less than 5 years experience. You will gain important real world experience, practical skills and learn how to work across 1-2 Business Units. Interns who are extremely strong will be asked to return for another Quarter. We also invest in our Interns and their future growth. With positive attitude and execution, they may be asked to work directly with our Senior Management Team or the CEO.

UniversalGiving Internships have more than 8 business units: NGO, Marketing, Corporate/CSR, Development/Fundraising, Product Development/Website Management, Engineering, Operations, and Executive Assistance. Additional opportunities are in Design, Salesforce, and Social Media. If you have unique ideas about how you’d like to contribute, we are open to hearing. We appreciate your help on behalf of global poverty all over the world. UniversalGiving’s Internship Program provides excellent experience for those willing to make a commitment, as we commit to your growth equally. We invest in our team.

Sustainable Duke is hiring a Program Coordinator!

Cover letter and resume due by January 3, 2016 to casey.roe@duke.edu.
You can find the position description through Duke HR under Requisition Number “401041868” here

Have a question about B Corps?

Come out to the I&E Bullpen on December 15th to learn more
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corps’ are to business what Fair Trade certification is the coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,400 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

To learn more about becoming a B Corp, sign up here or visit www.ncbcorps.org.

The SDSU Lavin Entrepreneurship Center announces the 4th annual LeanModel™ Competition

The competition will be held on March 4th & 5th, 2016 at San Diego State University. Student teams will be competing for $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes! We are a regional feeder competition for the International Business Competition held at BYU. The winner of our competition will bypass the At-Large Round and is granted an automatic slot in the Semifinal Round at the international competition.

Registration is now open! Each team is expected to submit a multimedia presentation. The multimedia submission must be no more than ten (10) minutes long. The submission should be a narrated multimedia presentation (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, video, etc.) Each of the nine building blocks from the business model canvas should be addressed in the presentation with an emphasis on how the business model has evolved and pivoted as a result of direct customer interaction.

Event Details
Registration Details: January 15th, 2016
Multimedia Submissions Due: January 29th, 2016
Competition Dates: Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at San Diego State University.

For more information check out our website or contact Kathryn Boyles (kboyles@mail.sdsu.edu)

Apply Now for Starting Bloc NOLA 2016

“We are now accepting applications for our second-ever New Orleans Institute. NOLA has a thriving social impact ecosystem and is rich with history and inspiration. Join us for 5 days in May and become part of our international Fellowship.”
Take Me to NOLA ‘16
Apply for a Scholarship Here
A few more announcements from Starting Bloc below!

  • Work For One Acre Fund: You can join StartingBloc Fellow Jeremy Golan at our office in Nairobi or apply for one of 60+ other opportunities in Africa, Myanmar and the US. One Acre Fund is a highly innovative company where entrepreneurial associates are given the freedom and support to achieve their full potential and rapid career growth. Want more info? Visit the website and connect with One Acre Fund Recruiter Spencer Campbell via LinkedIn
  • Climate Ventures 2.0: GoodCompany Ventures announces open call for applications for Climate Ventures 2.0: a $1M, 12 week accelerator, offering design, finance and strategy packages, intensive business model design, investor mentoring, $25,000 stipends for each accepted team and access to pilots with Rockefellers 100 Resilient Cities Network. Apply now: goodcompanyventures.org

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