Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

Millennials are rising to the challenge; investors are too


Millennials Rising” sits as the subheading to “2014 Columbia Social Enterprise Conference” on large signs scattered throughout the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square. Large round tables are set up in the ballroom, each with a sign for education, social enterprise, health, food and sustainability, and environment.

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Voices of Global Entrepreneurship Week  


IDEA’s take on Global E-Week   Nick Naraghi, CEO of IDEA The Kauffman Foundation started “Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) [as] the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.” Northeastern has taken this opportunity to combine two of its core beliefs […]

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Notes from the President’s first Global Officers (GO)

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How does it feel to have been chosen for this co-op? Caitlin: I still can’t believe it is really happening! It’s all very surreal but I’m glad the waiting is over. Neither of us knew they would pick us both, so we were quite anxious to find out who had been chosen. Awaiting the President’s decision […]

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Kids with Biz Skills


Biz Kids Citizens Schools’ apprenticeship aims to teach 8th grade students the concept of social entrepreneurship and the importance of working towards a socially-minded goal while still making profit. Throughout the semester, the students have learned about microfinance through a simulation of Grameen Bank’s group– lending model. They have studied a wide variety of socially […]

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11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference had something for everyone


The 11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference took place at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business on November 5, 6 and 7. Over the course of two and a half days, 110 researchers from more than 20 countries around the world presented and discussed their latest research on a variety of topics that included strategies for […]

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Looking Ahead to 2015: Some Suggestions for the Next Set of Development Goals


The coming year is an important one for global development.  I thought I’d offer a thought on the topic from the perspective of social enterprise and the role of the private sector in addressing poverty and its attendant conditions. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000 under the United Nations auspices with a 15 year […]

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