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2018 by Operation Startup

APRIL 22, 2020 





building community impact and sustainability, one social business at a time

The third annual  Social Entrepreneurship Education Day is scheduled for Earth Day 2020, Wednesday April 22, from 8:15am-1pm -- REGISTER NOW -- The event will take place on the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus - at the InLab@HCC, located in the Social Science Building, room 204. This event will also take place on the same day across the country at our college partner institutions. 


















Social entrepreneurship, and the change that it yields is one of the fastest growing areas within the field of entrepreneurship. Most people, no matter what their age or stage in life desire to feel a sense of purpose with what they are doing, and to positively contribute to making our world better. There are various elements that make up social change (social innovation (an idea), social entrepreneurship (a mindset), and social enterprise (a business).  At its most basic level, social entrepreneurship is about doing business (for or nonprofit) for a social cause. Social entrepreneurs combine commerce and social issues in a way that improves the lives of people connected to the cause. They don’t measure their success in terms of profit alone – success to social entrepreneurs means that they have improved the world, however they define that.

This event is for anyone interested in learning more about social entrepreneurship as well as anyone practicing social entrepreneurship that is looking to share best practices, learn from others, exchange knowledge, and collaborate to build a better future. The day will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, lunch, and an experiential prototyping session.Teams will then pitch their prototypes for prizes. if you are interested in sponsoring this event, or have further questions, please contact either Andy Gold (agold3@hccfl.edu), or Beth Kerly (mkerly@hccfl.edu).

Tentative Agenda

8:00 - 8:45am -- Check-in and registration

9:00 - 9:30am -- General session: Introduction and keynote

9:45 - 11:15am - Ideation & Prototype Session - Design thinking activity, practice presenting a social problem you want to solve.

11:15am - 12:00pm - Lunch Networking and pitch practice

12:15pm - 1:00pm - Teams present their solutions