Can you make a change in the world and make a living doing it? Social ventures, also known as impact or environmental ventures, are an idea that you can indeed do just that. While the notion isn't new, it is an idea that has been gaining increasing traction in the past few years and is creeping into many different types of businesses and non-profits globally.
The Acara program, part of the Institute on the Environment and the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota has been running international courses for the past several years on developing impact ventures. This experience is now being packaged into a series of evening workshops for people who are interested in understanding more about social entrepreneurship.
All sessions are two hours, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Feb 14. What's a Social Venture?
March 7. The Business Model Canvas.
April 4. Impact Investing.
Location: IonE Seminar room (R380), Learning and Environmental Sciences Building, 1954 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. Directions are here.
Sessions are $30 each. Sign up here! Numbers are limited so don't delay.
More info. & registration can be found at: http://acara.environment.umn.edu/acara-social-venture-workshops/