Social Entrepreneurship Brainstorm
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.