VIP: Very Impactful People - Social Innovation & the Social Entrepreneur
Edwards, M. (PI)
Engage with founders of leading social enterprises, including the "guru of green business" per the Associated Press, a "Most Innovative AI Innovation" recipient per Fast Company, a "35 Inventors under 35" Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) winner, and a Sustainability Hall of Fame inductee. ¿Guest social entrepreneurs will feature Diego Saez Gil of Pachama, Hannah Sieber of Artyc, and Sami Inkinen of Virta Health. The weekly line-up of accomplished founders also includes Joel Makower of GreenBiz and Troy Carter and Patrick Leung of Earthshot Labs. Students will be exposed to the perspectives and endeavors of global high-impact entrepreneurs who address social and environmental needs in the U.S. and internationally through for-profit, nonprofit and hybrid models. Each week students will have the opportunity to converse with guest social entrepreneurs. This class will expose students to pioneering thought leaders, diverse impact career paths, networking and potential internship and job opportunities.
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