Open 2016 was put on in partnership with the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) and the principal sponsor, The Lemelson Foundation, whose generous, ongoing support makes this conference possible.
Open 2016 (20th Annual)
Social entrepreneurship, Portland State University. School of Business Administration, Industrial management -- Study and teaching (Higher), Industrial research
Social entrepreneurs aim to solve persistent social and environmental problems by creating high-impact organizations. Designing entrepreneurial solutions to complex problems requires the application of systems thinking, leadership, design thinking, and business acumen. However, these skills are not quickly or easily gained in the normal course of entrepreneurship. Social innovators worldwide typically work in isolation and with little preparation, often not realizing there are disciplined approaches to creating and deploying effective social enterprises and that there are thousands of others like them. Recognizing these realities, the Portland State University (PSU) School of Business Administration’s Business of Social Innovation Certificate reaches diverse, impact-driven future leaders and teaches them to use applied learning to build their capacity as effective changemakers. Accredited to offer both academic (for credit) and professional certificates and delivered primarily online, it is believed to be the first joint program of its kind.
Permission to host the PDF received from Allison Bleyler, VentureWell.
Greene, Jacen; Cooper, Cynthia; and Impact Entrepreneurs, School of Business Administration, Portland State University, "Online Certificate In Social Innovation: Enabling Diverse Students to Go from “I Care” to “I Can”" (March 5, 2016). Open 2016 (20th Annual).