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Thanks to the generosity of Todd Zoellick, class of 2000, the Action Research Center is proud to offer the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship. The goal of this fellowship is to develop an IWU student’s idea that works in an innovative and creative way to generate positive and sustainable societal change.This program is about identifying, analyzing, and solving social problems. Specifically, the gap left between government and private sector initiatives creates a space for the study and implementation of social entrepreneurship ventures. By investigating and identifying the areas in which private and public solutions are particularly falling short, students will be asked to generate an analytically sophisticated business idea (for-profit or non-profit) to address a community need. Participants can work alone or form teams of up to four students to draft a plan for creating a sustainable business solution to address a social problem. The winning idea will receive on-going assistance throughout the academic year from the Action Research Center and IWU Business Administration Department to launch the idea.
Social Entrepreneurship Resources
For more information on social entrepreneurship and possible business ideas, visit these websites:
www.ashokau.org - Ashoka Changemaker Campus
http://www.schwabfound.org/ - Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship