Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly evolving field that leverages entrepreneurship principles towards solving social and environmental problems. It represents a new lens through which individuals and organizations around the world are creating meaningful and sustainable change. The term itself has attracted an increasing amount of talent, resources, and attention, however, social entrepreneurship is at the beginning stages of its growth and is often misunderstood.
This Be Social Change class draws upon the latest social entrepreneurship research as well as the insights and lessons learned from Marcos building out the Be Social Change community to help define and clarify what social entrepreneurship means, how it is practiced, and what you can do to participate within this movement. The class will illuminate how a generation of changemakers is exploring and developing new approaches and business models to address the world’s most critical challenges.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
An overall understanding of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem
The difference between entrepreneurship vs. social entrepreneurship
New types of organizations and business models (including B Corps) used to create social change
Opportunities and challenges for the future of social entrepreneurship
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR
Anyone who wants to learn more about the latest in social entrepreneurship and how it is being used to create social change around the world
You have an idea for a project, organization or business and want to learn how other change makers have brought their ideas to life
You want to become part of a community using entrepreneurship as a vehicle for creating bold, innovative social impact
**SPACE IS LIMITED**
*Doors open at 6:45 PM, class starts at 7:00 PM sharp*
Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a social entrepreneur, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community builder. His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them pursue work they are passionate about, build authentic personal brands, become financially successful, and create lives that make the world a better place. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, nonprofit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as Co-founder + Executive Director of Be Social Change where he’s built the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. Marcos is a board member of the Young Professionals Nonprofit Network and an American Express Leadership Academy Fellow. You can learn more about him at www.MarcosSalazar.com.
The CoLab-Factory is coworking and collaboration in downtown Brooklyn. The first of its kind on the Fulton Mall — the CoLab-Factory is a coworking and shared office space for members who take action and drive innovation.
The stats: 21 offices, 3 conference rooms, 1 classroom, 1 event space, 2 lounges, and a cafe.
Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change.
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