The down economy is driving more MBAs down socially responsible businesstracks, according to the story “What Now for MBAs?” on BNET.com. Top-tier schools like Duke and Yale have responded by creating programs to prepare social entrepreneurs. The story lays out the best feeder schools for social entrepreneur positions, the most lucrative jobs and the major MBA recruiters.
You can see the story here: http://www.bnet.com/2436-13070_23-267286.html
A video from Nuru International– a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of implementing innovative and collaborative solutions to end extreme poverty in rural communities throughout the world.
UpStart Bay Area is new organization that is helping Jewish social entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Area. It launched last summer and aims to cultivate new ideas and support entrepreneurs in opening their non-profit social enterprises.
Check out their new website here. They are currently taking applications for the next round of UpStarters:
Are you the next ‘UpStarter’?
The staff of UpStart Bay Area wants to incubate leaders who exhibit a variety of qualities, including those who:
• Articulate a clear vision for their organization.
• Demonstrate creativity, curiosity and interest in learning.
• Are unafraid of taking risks.
• Have innovative ideas to engage more Jews in Jewish learning, ritual, community and service.
• Can secure human and/or capital resources to get started.
For more information or to apply, contact UpStart Bay Area at (415) 536-5918 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due Feb. 13.
The Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) fellowship program has commenced its second annual rigorous recruitment process to match the most talented ten undergraduate students from fifteen elite Indian engineering schools with partner social enterprises that focus on development by means of sustainable for-profit entrepreneurship. E4SI fellowships promise to be highly entrepreneurial in a way that combines the best of consulting, technology, and social innovation. Fellows will gain unprecedented access to the development sector as they work with leading social entrepreneurs, attend leadership workshops at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, and pitch their ideas to thought leaders as they join an outstanding cohort of exceptional young leaders.
For more info, refer to this pdf.