University of Pittsburgh
The Innovation Practice Institute and the Innovation Group present:

Social Entrepreneurship Brainstorm

October 19, 2011 - 6:30pm7:30pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Alcoa Room (2nd floor)
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Social innovation and entrepreneurship refers to individuals and entities (whether for-profit, non-profit, or hybrids) whose ROI is measured is social capital, and whose performance is evaluated by social impact.  A general discussion of these concepts can be found here:

 

http://www.socialedge.org/discussions/social-entrepreneurship/defining-social-entrepreneurship/

 

As part of the IPI’s commitment to this subject, we would like to develop a multi-year program focused on the broad theme of “law as enabler and catalyst of social innovation and social entrepreneurship”.  This is a relatively new (but quickly growing) area of law, and one we want to see evolve in a publicly comprehensible way.

 

The goals for tomorrow’s brainstorming session will be to:

 

  • Introduce the concepts of social innovation and social entrepreneurship,
  • Gauge and explore law student and faculty interest in this area,
  • Identify general legal issues and challenges facing social innovators and entrepreneurs that can be solved or addressed through law school programming,
  • Identify areas of overlap between the law student/faculty interests and the social innovators’ needs, and,
  • Develop a list of programmatic objectives for the IPI that would satisfy these points of overlap.

 

Joining our discussion will be community thought leaders in this area: Andrew Butcher (GTECH), Vivien Luk (The Forbes Funds), Carl Knoblock (SBA District Director), and Bill Peduto (City Council).

 

I hope that you will consider participating in this brainstorm, the first of many fruitful and rewarding discussions on this subject.

 

Food will be provided.  Please RSVP to kasznica@pitt.edu at your earliest convenience.  

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