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Social Entrepreneurship

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Spring 2010
Social Welfare 97/197
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

With the advancement of the new field of Social Entrepreneurship, ambitious, creative, and determined entrepreneurs from all over the world have begun to tackle major social issues with innovative business solutions. In this class, students will gain an understanding of social entrepreneurship as a means to developing impoverished communities by learning, discussing, and analyzing different social entrepreneurship models through specific case studies and by listening to speakers.

     In addition, perhaps the most interesting aspect about the class is that we will also be participating in some "hands-on" social entrepreneurship by starting and operating our own enterprise on campus. In conjunction with EDUN Live (http://www.edun-live.com/), an apparel company that produces t-shirts which are "grower to sewer" African (every step of the supply chain is completed in Sub-Saharan Africa), we will split up into teams of marketing, sales, and operations to get student organizations, fraternities, sororities, departments to print their t-shirts from us. This will create long-term sustainable employment and trade in these developing regions. 

If you...

1. want to apply your critical thinking skills/business skills

2. are interested in development or social entrepreneurship

3. just want to make an impact 

This class might be for you! We encourage people from all backgrounds and majors to apply. We are also looking for designers! The class will most likely be from 7-9 p.m. on Monday.

How to Enroll:

There is an application process as there are limited spots. We advise that you all to spend some quality time on the application, as it will be the one and only aspect of the selection process. Before applying, take note that the class will take approximately 2 hrs outside of class weekly.


Social Entrepreneurship Application

Submit the application to socialentrepreneurshipatcal@gmail.com as a PDF file (no more than a page) by Thursday January 28th, 2010 at 5:00 pm.

 

Name/ Year/ (intended) Major

1. What about Social Entrepreneurship interests you?  

2. What skills can you contribute to the class? (briefly describe your experience in a particular area; rank areas by interest)

  • operational management
  • design
  • finance
  • sales
  • marketing
  • other  

3. What student organizations are you familiar/associated with and can target for t-shirt printing?  

4. What technical skills (e.g. design softwares, adobe illustrator) do you have?  

5. What other activities are you involved in for this coming semester? How many hours can you put into this decal outside of class?  

6.  Any other comments. (past development work experience, entrepreneurial work experience)

 

We will be holding an information meeting on January 25 at 7:00 pm at 220 Wheeler where we will speak more in depth about the decal and commitments.

 

* If you are in a fraternity or sorority and cannot make the decal because of Monday night meetings, please email us if you're interested in participating outside of class.

Course Contact: iuehsoh AT berkeley.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Julian Chow

Time & Location:

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Section 2Iueh Soh
20220 WheelerM 7p-9p1/25started

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