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Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Building a Social Enterpr

Friday, April 7, 2017
11:00am – 11:50am

Storrs Campus
Oak Hall 112

UConn’s Global Training and Development Institute welcomes members of the University community and the public to attend this panel discussion featuring:

* Spencer Curry, FRESH Farm Aquaponics (http://freshfarmct.org)

* 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 international academic programs: https://asean.usmission.gov/yseali/.

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.

Program: 1. Panelists will describe their social enterprises 2. Panelists will be asked to respond to questions by a moderator 3. Discussion will be opened up to audience questions

More info on the YSEALI Academic Fellows in attendance: The 22 YSEALI Fellows are here at UConn for one month studying social entrepreneurship with economic development as a subtheme for this program. The participants hail from 9 Southeast Asian nations in the ASEAN region: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

We hope to see you there!

Contact:

Jack Barry, jack.barry@uconn.edu

Global Training and Development Institute (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, Center for Career Development, Multicultural Business Society, UConn Master Calendar, WorldClub

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