SEEED Summit Recap


On March 16th and 17th, Social Venture Partners Rhode Island (SVPRI) and Brown University’s Social Innovation Initiative and Entrepreneurship Program launched their first Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Economic Development (SEEED) Summit at Brown University. Approximately 450 social entrepreneurs, business leaders, local and national government officials, academics, and students attended the 2-day conference, coming together to […]

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Harvard Social Enterprise Conference


National social enterprise leaders from across the country joined together for the two-day, high-energy and inspiring Harvard Social Enterprise Conference on February 25 and 26. The event stimulated discussion on new solutions and problems within the social enterprise field, focusing around this year’s theme of Innovation, Inclusion, and Impact.  These prominent individuals, along with a significant […]

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Capstone Class Explored Cooperatives in Central America


During spring break 22 Northeastern students flew to Managua, Nicaragua. This was no ordinary spring break.  For three months prior this group had been researching agricultural development, specifically cooperative structures in the Social Enterprise Institute capstone course, Advanced Studies in Social Entrepreneurship.  Cooperatives, both highly developed and informal, play a pivotal role in rural agricultural […]

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The Hult Global Case Challenge


The Hult International Business School (HIB) is a non-research based school with campuses in Boston, Shanghai, London, San Francisco and Dubai and faculty with professional experience from various backgrounds. The school is in the top 1% of international business schools with a #1 ranking in International Experience and #5 in International Business. HIB also prides […]

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A Uniquely Local Tour of Langa Township That May Change Your Life

After countless hours of travel, and a serious case of jetlag, twenty Northeastern students stepped foot in Langa Township and, for many of us, our lives were forever changed by what we saw.  South Africa’s history and culture unfolded before us, allowing us a glimpse into life in Cape Town’s townships.  It has been almost […]

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Social Enterprise Lecture Series February 2012

Technology and Innovation for the Base of the Pyramid” featuring Professor Iqbal Quadir On the evening of Wednesday February 22, the Social Enterprise Institute welcomed Professor Iqbal Quadir, the Founder and Director of MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. Professor Quadir is perhaps most well known as the founder of Grameenphone, a company that paved […]

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