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Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is an emerging field that involves the development of new approaches and business models to solve society’s toughest challenges. Social enterprises focus on the “triple bottom line,” which prioritizes both social impact and profits. Successful social entrepreneurs demonstrate creativity and passion, as well as a solid understanding of business operations and management principles. This course offers you the opportunity to learn what social enterprise is and provides you with foundational skills to launch one of your own. Through case studies, lectures, and classroom dialogue, you will develop a deeper understanding of the social entrepreneurship sector and the skills necessary to fund, launch, and administer such a venture.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the theories, models, and key organizations in the social entrepreneurship sector
  • A business plan for a new social enterprise or retooling of an existing organization

Ideal for

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students who are interested in exploring social entrepreneurship

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