Welcome to the first reading in our new series on “Readings that Matter”. This series is adapted from a set of readings that Acumen’s Fellows and staff discuss on a regular basis as part of our leadership training and development.
One simple idea can lead to job creation, innovative new technologies and the establishment of lasting institutions. Learn how to develop and launch your own social venture in this course, which shows students how social entrepreneurship can be one of the greatest forces for positive change in the world.
Through the stories of visionary entrepreneurs such as Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, Embrace Co-Founder, Jane Chen, and Endeavor CEO and Co-Founder, Linda Rottenberg, students examine the crucial themes and elements that lead to the most successful entrepreneurial ventures across the world. These best practices and lessons learned will help elevate your current work or guide implementation of your next great idea.
What You'll Do:
- Analyze the stages of entrepreneurial ventures, from original idea to implementation, through the unique challenges and opportunities you face starting a social venture across different parts of the world.
- Learn to make better decisions about where your own organization or venture fits into the global picture, and how you can set your work apart from others.
- Apply social entrepreneurship best practices to creatively problem solve challenges you may encounter---big or small.