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Workshop: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, February 9, 6-8 p.m.
Room: Senate Chamber, Ohio Union #2145

This session will provide content on the definition and historical perspective of social entrepreneurship and the leadership qualities of a social entrepreneur. In addition, students will learn to understand factors influencing the development of entrepreneurship; how social entrepreneurship transform institutions to advance solutions to social problems; and how social entrepreneurship differs from and relates to business, government, activism and democracy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to define social entrepreneurship
  • Obtain an historical perspective of social entrepreneurship
  • Understand how to transform institutions to advance solutions to social problems
  • Understand the role social entrepreneurship has in business, government, activism and democracy.

Workshop: How to Turn Your Passion into Profit

Thursday, February 23, 6-8 p.m.
Room: Senate Chamber, Ohio Union # 2145

This session will provide students with content on ways to successfully transform their passion into profit. In addition, students will learn about the relationship between passion and innovation and develop lifelong business development skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain real-world experience in developing social causes and creating a profit
  • Present to potential investors in order to gain support for their social entrepreneurship model/business plan
  • Learn how a marketing strategy incorporates personal passion and expertise to assist you in obtaining a business and social impact goal

Workshop: Entrepreneurial Finance 101

Thursday, March 9, 6-8 p.m.
Room: Barbie Tootle Room, Ohio Union, #3156

This session will provide content on the various aspect of funding entrepreneurial ventures and understanding the various business growth and models. Students will learn about risk management for various investor types and be exposed to real world examples representing various sectors including corporations and non-profit organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Insight on various business growth models
  • Managing risk management
  • Various financial options to fund a business
  • Value of financial planning

Workshop: Developing Communication and Presentation Skills

Thursday, March 23, 6-8 p.m.
Room: Barbie Tootle Room, Ohio Union #3156

Students will learn the importance of communicating their personal branding and how it directly impacts the value of their product. This session will assist students in identifying various methods of communication to best articulate their brand and the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicating your brand
  • Synchronizing your personal and company brand image
  • Connecting your brand societal issues
  • Thinking about CSR (corporate social responsibility)

Lecture: Creating the Business Idea – The Business Plan

Thursday, March 30, 6-8 p.m.
Room: Brutus Buckeye Room, Ohio Union #3044

Students will learn the importance of a business plan and how it helps them meet their business and financial goals. This session will assist students in learning the elements of a business plan consisting of an executive summary, market analysis, company description, organization/management, marketing and sales strategies, service/produce line, funding requirements and financial statement.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the various components of an entrepreneurial business plan`
  • Understand how to analyze the feasibility and value of a startup venture
  • How a business plan determines the market direction and profit of a company
  • How to present a business plan to potential investors

Practice for the Pitch!

Thursday, April 6, 6-8 p.m.
Room: Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room, Ohio Union #3027

Students will have an opportunity to practice and perfect their pitch for the Pitch Competition. There will be faculty members, administrative staff and others present to provide pointers on preparing for the Pitch Competition. Refreshments will be provided.


Innovative Pitch Competition

April 7 – Room: Barbie Tootle Room, Ohio Union, #3027
April 8 – Room: Round Meeting Room, Ohio Union #3140
April 9 – Room: Round Meeting Room, Ohio Union # 3140

Students will have an opportunity to pitch their business idea to faculty, staff, entrepreneurs and community stakeholders to compete for access to startup funds for their business.


Student Recognition Program in Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m.
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room, Ohio Union, #3027

Outstanding students or teams of students who excelled at the Pitch Competition and attended the workshops and events will be honored at this special event, and recognized for their efforts by Mr. Keith B. Key and Student Life Senior Vice President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston.