Updates from Social Entrepreneurship (12 November 2015)

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Net Impact’s Social Innovators Program is looking for Mentors!

We pair 6 members of our club with a local social enterprise. The goal is for the students to work on a year-long project (academic year) that the company could use assistance with. The companies this year and the past have had focuses such as environmental sustainability, economic development, education, and immigrant rights/legal empowerment. The projects assigned to students are supposed to both forward the mission of the company and provide students with valuable skills in areas such as marketing, fundraising, or financial/business planning.

The Social Innovators have been assigned to companies and are preparing to turn in their first presentations to Net Impact this Sunday 11/8. They will then be presenting their initial research and brainstorming to the executive board and the other teams on Thursday 11/12 at 7pm. We are looking for 2-3 mentors that would be interested in coming to the meeting to listen to these presentations and work with the groups afterwards to offer feedback based on their own studies and experiences. In the future, we would also be looking for mentors who would be interested in meeting with the individual teams when a problem arises that our executive board is unable to offer advice on.

Contact keiley.gaston@duke.edu

AidData Summer Fellows program

AidData Summer Fellows program seeks undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for international development and a desire to build the capacity of actors in developing countries to use geospatial data and tools in their communities. This year we are looking to embed students in development stakeholder organizations (e.g. universities, think tanks, advocacy groups, NGOs, USAID Missions) primarily in Nepal, Uganda, Senegal, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, and the Philippines, with opportunity for placement in other countries as opportunities arise. More info.

Starting Bloc LA ’16 Institue

We have extended our general application round until November 12. Our LA Institute is our most popular and we will spend five days on the beach learning from experienced social impact influencers!

Click here to apply for LA’16: http://startingbloc.org/la16/

Social Entrepreneurship How to Change the World ROME Aug 1-14

Join Christopher Gergen, co-author of Life Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Fellow at Duke University, and students from around the world on this exciting journey to Rome! Harness the power of social entrepreneurship and ambitiously step out of your comfort zone into a new realm of learning and action in this life-changing intensive course. F2727 Leading as an Entrepreneur (3 semester credits). Space is limited, so apply now.

Your passport to personal development, inspiration, and change!
Did you know? Over 17 years experience, alumni from over 80 countries. We are the Global Leadership Program! Remember to check out Leadership Exchange’s other exciting January, July and August programs. http://www.globalleaders.info/all-programs/

GHIC Innovation Prize: $10,000 for a Great Program or Idea

Do you have an innovative idea? The Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $2,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2016 Global Health & Innovation Conference. All conference registrants are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize. The Innovation Prize supports outstanding ideas, programs, and organizations which are locally-developed and locally-responsible. The GHIC Innovation Prize is awarded by a distinguished judging panel. Applications are accepted on a rolling application basis.

Applications are accepted on a rolling application basis, which means that the first qualified applicants will be accepted for the Social Impact Lab sessions and for the semi-finalist round. We urge you to apply as soon as possible, as the available spaces are expected to become filled early. Last year’s GHIC Innovation Prize $10,000 award was presented to miraclefeet, which also just recently won the Tech Award for Young Innovators by The Tech Museum of Innovation

13th Course: Accounting for Nonprofits with Jennifer Francis on Nov. 12

Are you interested in working in a nonprofit, social impact consulting or serving on the board of a nonprofit? Come to the 13th Course on Accounting for Nonprofits taught by Jennifer Francis, Senior Associate Dean for Programs and Douglas and Josie Breeden Professor. This class will build on concepts from the core Financial Accounting course and explore accounting topics specific to the not-for-profit sector. A basic understanding of accounting is expected but no pre-work required; come for an engaging discussion!
When: November 12, 5:30 pm in Rand Classroom at Fuqua. RSVP at tinyurl.com/13thcourse

Light refreshments will be provided. Keep your eyes out for future 13th Courses during the spring terms.

Questions? Contact the Net Impact Education Department, Lynn Xia (lynn.xia@duke.edu) or Sarah Martin (sarah.b.martin@duke.edu).

Foundation for Commercializing Innovation- Seeking Interns

FCI Description: The Foundation for Commercializing Innovation is a new nonprofit foundation dedicated to guiding clients towards commercialization of their next generation product ideas. As a neutral nonprofit, the Foundation is uniquely situated in the intersection of industry, academia, and government policy and utilizes its cross-sectorial experience to help clients identify impediments to commercialization and directly commercialize their innovative ideas. Here at FCI, we believe in the transformative potential of technology and operate with the belief that bringing projects to commercialization and spreading innovation makes the world a better and more equal place.

Job Description: We’re looking to hire a like-minded intern with an analytical mind, strong research skills, and a passion for technology. The intern will assist in researching market dynamics and will have the opportunity to get into this organization from the ground floor. Although unpaid, interning with us is a huge opportunity to be a part of the start of a new non-profit as well as benefit from the mentorship of the Executive Director Nasser Hassan or Professor Jason Cross, who also serves as a Director for the Foundation. In addition to these two individuals, you will have access to the entire FCI senior team. At FCI, we not only value your input, but encourage it.

Ideal Candidate: Highly motivated, gets work done independently and doesn’t need to be micromanaged. We really don’t want people who only want to do it to resume track.
Compassionate individuals who truly care about commercialization of ideas that have significant social impact.
Well-organized, deliverable oriented, and committed to collaborative work.

Types of Intern: Market Analyst, Grant Writer, Finance, Social Media Manager

8-10hrs/week, Starts Immediately, Unpaid

Please send a resume and a short about yourself detailing your experience and academic passions to Phillip Hah at phillip.hah@duke.edu.

Summer 2016 Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance


Now accepting applications for the summer 2016 Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva and London. Now in its 15th year, the network of over 400 alumni are leaders in the global health and policy fields.

What is the Program on Policy and Governance?
The Program on Policy and Governance offers an unparalleled opportunity for professional and graduate school students to intern with a UN agency international NGO, or socially innovative company in Geneva and London.

The summer program includes:
Four fellowship tracks
Global Health Fellows (Geneva)
Environment, Energy, and Economics Fellows (Geneva)
Humanitarian Action Fellows (Geneva)
Global Social Innovation Fellows (London)

A Policy Internship of 8-12 weeks
An intensive, one-week course (one for each track)
Many events throughout the summer to network and socialize with other policy interns and experts
Want more Information? Please visit our website for more details. Applications are due November 16th by 11:59pm EST.
Questions? Contact: Maggie Woods.

Applications Open for New Sector’s Social Impact Fellowships!

Passionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector. New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers. There are both summer and 11-month opportunities.

Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016
RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017

Lean more, connect with us, and apply at http://newsector.org!

DUhatch Spring Break Externship Program

Looking for summer internships? Interested in startups and being mentored by Duke alums in the startup world? The DUhatch* Spring Break Externship Program Connects Duke students interested in exploring entrepreneurship and the startup lifestyle with a wide variety of startups in various US cities for a spring break externship (5-8 days), which may lead to a summer internship or full time offer.

Fill out this quick survey that will take no more than 2-5 minutes,and we’ll send out the next steps as soon as we can: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7OI7AoUdVNfjyVn

*Duhatch: Duke’s official startup accelerator for student teams. To learn more about Duhatch and to apply, go to http://duhatch.pratt.duke.edu/

Yizhou Aria Jiang
Duke University, Class of 2017

Join THE GIVE- A monthly curated list of Social Impact Job

StartingBloc Fellow Danielle Vermeer curates The GIVE, a fantastic monthly newsletter with social impact jobs and opportunities. Join here.

DukeGen Mentoring program

Sign up to mentor Duke students in a new alumni-student mentoring program:

Two Duke seniors, James Brock and Braden Tierney, are leading this program in response to very high interest from students. The program’s goal is to facilitate students’ greater understanding of possible career paths by speaking to alumni with relevant career experience.

Together, James, Braden and I have tested the program introducing nearly 20 students to hand selected alumni (who we thank!). The students found great value in the conversations and asked for more! And the alumni found the experience rewarding and easy to fit into their schedules. We now find ourselves with more demand from students than supply for alumni mentors, so we need you to volunteer.

If you can find an hour in your schedule to help students, please complete this brief form (only 7 fields) http://bit.ly/DukeGENMentor2015

You are NOT making a commitment when you complete the form as we will contact you when we find a possible match allowing you to decline the invitation for any reason. Please feel free to include in the Additional Notes field your willingness to speak to more than one student and any other feedback that you would like to share.
Questions or suggestions? Write to dukementoring@gmail.com

T. Reid Lewis T-1984 , Co-Chair- DukeGEN, the Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Sseko Fellows Program

This program is specifically designed for college women and young professionals who are excited about putting their interest in entrepreneurship, social justice and style to work! Sseko Fellows will connect their community to the Sseko story by providing the opportunity to purchase exquisite hand-crafted goods. As a Sseko Fellow you will receive unprecedented access to a leading social enterprise and have the opportunity to learn what it takes to run a successful small business: sales, marketing, operations, goal setting and even product design and development. Whether you know exactly where you hope your career path takes you or you’re exploring the options before you, the Sseko Fellows program will launch you into the next chapter of your journey. Learn about the Fellows Program here http://ssekodesigns.com/sseko-fellows/

In addition to a killer resume builder, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team and be mentored by experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. You will earn a commission on every sale and receive perks such as steeply discounted Sseko products, early access to our collections and even the opportunity to meet other Fellows and travel to East Africa and experience Sseko’s work first hand. All the while knowing that your work is making a real and significant difference for women and girls in East Africa.

It will be invigorating, challenging, rewarding, and it just might change the course of your path. We’re blazing a trail and we want you to walk forward with us.

If you’re interested, please apply here or contact Bri Leever with any questions you might have.
In addition, if you are interested in future career opportunities with Sseko HQ, you can find more information on our jobs page.

Bri Leever
Sseko Designs
Office: 503.542.7492


The Peace Corps Fireside Chat


DUHatch Company Showcase Fall 2015

Are you interested in entrepreneurship, forming a startup, or working with one at Duke?

Come join us for an evening event (free dinner provided), where the latest batch of DUhatch student startups will present their progress. Our teams represent diverse industries such as medical devices, shared-economy, imaging/data analytics, and more!

It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in entrepreneurship to connect, network, and learn about the resources that DUhatch has to offer!

WHO: Everyone is welcome! Special guests include executives, entrepreneurs, faculty, and students from across campus
WHEN: Thursday November 12th, 7 PM – 9 PM
WHERE: Fitzpatrick Center Auditorium, SCHICIANO-B

Check out our teams at duhatch.pratt.duke.edu and RSVP at our event link for more event info!

For more information, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Final Call – 13th Course: Accounting for Nonprofits with Jennifer Francis on Nov. 12 TODAY

Are you interested in working in a nonprofit, social impact consulting or serving on the board of a nonprofit? Come to the 13th Course on Accounting for Nonprofits taught by Jennifer Francis, Senior Associate Dean for Programs and Douglas and Josie Breeden Professor. This class will build on core accounting concepts and explore accounting topics specific to the not-for-profit sector. A basic understanding of accounting is expected but no pre-work required; come for an engaging discussion!Light refreshments will be provided. Keep your eyes out for future 13th Courses during the spring terms.
When: November 12, 5:30 pm in Rand Classroom at Fuqua. RSVP: tinyurl.com/13thcourse Questions? Contact the Net Impact Education Department, Lynn Xia (lynn.xia@duke.edu) or Sarah Martin (sarah.b.martin@duke.edu).

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