Interested in Social Entrepreneurship?


Find out more at the Midwest Symposium

Social entrepreneurs solve problems and make changes that help communities grow. If you ever thought you had an interest in social entrepreneurship – a field that has become increasingly popular – now may be the time to explore it. The 2013 Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship was designed to address this growing interest.

The two-day Symposium will take place on May 20-21 at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center and will have workshops offering an exchange of knowledge and experience among nonprofit and business practitioners, educators and funders. Leading faculty in this field will serve as workshop facilitators.

The sessions include Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, Measuring the Impact of Social Ventures and Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship. For complete details on the workshops, click here.

The symposium also includes new social ventures that are being developed as part of the Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a new challenge at the Bloch School designed to stimulate social entrepreneurship and innovative civic leadership. It will take place on Tuesday afternoon. The teams will present their ventures to judges, who will rate the initiatives on feasibility and potential for long-term community benefit and impact.

To register for the event, visit Midwest Symposium.

For college and university educators who wish to be certified to teach social entrepreneurship, the program is part of U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s nationwide certificate program. Details and registration are available at USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship.

The Symposium is a joint program of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Bloch School of Management and School of Law; the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


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