Second Annual Social Entrepreneurship Institute deadline approaching

The Second annual Social Entrepreneurship Institute will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Social Entrepreneurship Institute will likely be of interest to you, your students, and your colleagues, and we would appreciate it if you can please forward this announcement to those who may be interested.

Presented annually by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes lunch and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.  Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Friday, December 5, 2014
Presented by Unite For Sight
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut

Keynote Address

  • Dean Karlan, President and Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action; Professor of Economics, Yale University

Moving From Rhetoric to Impact

  • ​Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • “mHealth Innovations in Global Health,” Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group​
  • Jocelyn Brown, Product Manager, Medical Devices, 3rd Stone Design, Inc.
  • Charlotte Wieskittel, Senior Director of Product Management,

Key Lessons in Entrepreneurship

  • “Five Things Every Social Entrepreneur Needs to Know,” Jeffrey A. Robinson, Associate Professor and Academic Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers Business School; Director, New Jersey Social Innovation Institute
  • “Business as a Vehicle for Social, Economic and Ecological Change,” Dean Cycon, Founder and and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • “How to Scale Social Change,” Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something
  • “High Profile Partners: We Dream Together,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

​Growing Effective Programs and Measuring Impact

  • Arani Kajenthira Grindle, Senior Consultant, FSG
  • “Use of Patient-Centered Evaluation Models to Drive the Implementation of Community-Based Mental Health Services into the Public Sector Primary Care System of Rural Haiti,” Shinichi Daimyo, Clinical Program Officer, Partners In Health
  • “Innovations in Research, Design, Measurement, and Analysis,” Rohit Naimpally, Senior Training Associate, Poverty Action Lab
  • “Putting Farmers First in the Fight to End Hunger,” Jenny Best, Global Communications, One Acre Fund

Complete details and the Institute schedule can be seen on the Social Entrepreneurship Institute website.

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