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Makers Institute Class: Intro to Social Entrepreneurship 5/19

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Join Marcos Salazar, co-founder and Executive Director of Be Social Change (http://www.besocialchange.com/) on Monday, May 19th for Intro to Social Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges and Trends.

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly evolving field that leverages entrepreneurship principles towards solving social and environmental problems. It represents a new lens through which individuals and organizations around the world are creating meaningful and sustainable change. The term itself has attracted an increasing amount of talent, resources, and attention, however, social entrepreneurship is at the beginning stages of its growth and is often misunderstood.

This Makers Institute class draws upon the latest social entrepreneurship research as well as the insights and lessons learned from Marcos building out the Be Social Change (http://www.meetup.com/Be-Social-Change-New-York) community to help define and clarify what social entrepreneurship means, how it is practiced, and what you can do to participate within this movement. The class will illuminate how a generation of change makers is exploring and developing new approaches and business models to address the world’s most critical challenges.

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Purchase your ticket here: http://bit.ly/IntroSocEnt519

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

• An overall understanding of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem

• The difference between entrepreneurship vs. social entrepreneurship

• New types of organizations and business models used to create social change

• Opportunities and challenges for the future of social entrepreneurship

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR

• Anyone who wants to learn more about the latest in social entrepreneurship and how it is being used to create social change around the world

• You have an idea for a project, organization or business and want to learn how other change makers have brought their ideas to life

• You want to become part of a community using entrepreneurship as a vehicle for creating bold, innovative social impact

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Marcos Salazar (http://www.linkedin.com/in/marcossalazar) is a social entrepreneur, educator, and community builder. He is the co-founder of Be Social Change, a non-profit with a mission to educate and connect the next generation of social entrepreneurs and change makers creating bold, innovative social impact. Previously, Marcos was the Vice President of Programs at The White House Project as well as former Technology Strategist and Leadership Researcher for Girl Scouts of the USA. He is the author of The Turbulent Twenties Survival Guide, an expert speaker on the psychology of life after college, Gen Y, and Millennial topics, a former elected official in New York City as well as owns twohyperlocal clothing companies, BoroThreads and DistrictTees, in New York City and Washington, DC. Pave

SPACE PARTNER

The Centre for Social Innovation is a founding partner of the Makers Institute and a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world. Learn more at http://nyc.socialinnovation.org/

ABOUT THE MAKERS INSTITUTE

The Makers Institute is the social good business school of Be Social Change (http://besocialchange.org/) focused on equipping founders, professionals, and creatives with the entrepreneurial skills needed to build sustainable startups, nonprofits, and purpose-driven careers. Through applied learning and practical training we help people develop 21st century business skills needed to create positive and sustainable impact. We offer classes, workshops, and boot camps in the following areas: business foundations, funding, communications, technology and professional development.

Learn more about the Makers Institute at www.besocialchange.org (http://www.besocialchange.org/)

Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change.