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Social entrepreneurship symposium: ‘Where mission and market intersect for the common good’ Tuesday, Oct. 11

In Minnesota and across the nation, new business ventures are emerging for the sole purpose of “doing good.”

These hybrid for-profit/not-for-profit entities — inspired by the belief that society’s challenges belong to all of us — are providing a fresh source of much-needed support for people and for the planet. 

UST Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship
Courtesy of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business

The upcoming UST Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, “Where Mission and Market Intersect for the Common Good” will facilitate the analysis of various hybrid social benefit models and investigate innovative ideas for forging social benefit partnerships.

Business leaders, nonprofit directors and managers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and philanthropists are encouraged to attend this dynamic, applied-learning event to deepen their knowledge of the current state of social entrepreneurship and to make personal connections with prospective partners.

David Bornstein, social innovation journalist and author of “How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas,” will be delivering the keynote address: “Social Entrepreneurship — Practice and Art.”

In brief, this symposium will prepare you to:

– Apply what you have learned about game-changing trends and implications that are shaping a new social economy
– Focus your social impact goals and discern actions
– Expand access to human and capital resources
– Broaden your network and opportunities

To find more details about the symposium (including schedules, sessions, reception information and presenter bios) and to register online, visit UST Social Entrepreneurship Symposium.

Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
Place: University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Cost: Varies (view fees and discounts)

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