Explore Social Entrepreneurship in Upcoming Library Workshops

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Business development can be a powerful tool for transforming communities in positive ways. Hoyas who are interested in social entrepreneurship—the creation of businesses or nonprofits that find and implement effective solutions to challenges in society—will get a head start on bringing their ideas to life in a new workshop series sponsored by the Library and Hoya Entrepreneurship.

“Social Impact Making a Difference: Milk and Cookies Series” is a series of four workshops to help participants gather information before they move into the funding and operations stages of bringing their passion projects to life. Milk and cookies—including vegan milk and gluten-free cookies—will be available at all workshops.

McDonough School of Business Adjunct Professor Melissa Bradley will deliver the series’ keynote address February 13 at 1 p.m. As an experienced social entrepreneur, Bradley will discuss a variety of issues in the practice, including understanding problems, financing solutions, and managing bias.

Georgetown’s Entrepreneurs in Residence will offer a special chalk talk February 28 at 5:30 p.m. In this session, Hoyas will have the opportunity to workshop their ideas with experienced entrepreneurs who have built their own businesses and nonprofits.

Georgetown Pivot Program Academic Director Alyssa Lovegrove will discuss the ways ideas become reality and ways to turn passion into action to help a community in her presentation March 22 at 5 p.m.

Business Librarian Jennifer C. Boettcher will review research strategies and business tools invaluable for the early stages of building a service that can transform a community in the series’ concluding session March 29 at 5 p.m.

All workshops will take place in the Murray Room on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library. The keynote and Alyssa Lovegrove’s sessions will also be available over Zoom. Please RSVP for all sessions.

For more information about social entrepreneurship, see the Recommended Reading bookshelf, currently available on the third floor of Lau or online.