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Panel: Social Entrepreneurship in Action

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
3:00pm – 4:15pm

Storrs Campus
Monteith 226

UConn’s Global Training and Development Institute welcomes members of the University community and the public to attend this panel discussion with Spencer Curry of Fresh Farm Aquaponics, and Onyeka Obiacha formerly of Happy Life Coffee and now a Yale University Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. Invited guests who will be attending include social entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are hosted by UConn’s Global Training and Development Institute as part of the YSEALI program. YSEALI is a diplomatic effort by the U.S. State Department and is part of the Obama Administration's signature international academic program:

Rationale: It is well known that most business ventures fail within a few years of their founding. What about social businesses? This panel discussion will focus on the trials and tribulations associated with changing the world through social entrepreneurship and will address how difficult, yet rewarding, it can be to be fully engaged in social entrepreneurship. The panelists will describe their social enterprises, then be asked questions by a moderator, then the discussion will be opened up to audience questions.

More Info on the YSEALI students: The 21 YSEALI students who are here at UConn for a month studying social entrepreneurship—with economic development as a sub-theme for this program—hail from 10 Southeast Asian nations (student numbers in parentheses): Brunei (1), Cambodia (2), Indonesia (4), Laos (1), Malaysia (2), Myanmar (2), Philippines (3), Singapore (1), Thailand (2), and Vietnam (3).

We hope to see you there! Global Training and Development Institute.


Jack Barry,

Global Training and Development Institute (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, School of Business, UConn Master Calendar

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