amNewYork profiles Baruch social entrepreneur, Tredesha Howard: Black History Month – Students who are shaping the future of NYC

This article is excerpted from amNewYork. Click here to read the original article Being “a citizen of the world” is cliché, but it’s hard to describe Tredesha Howard any other way. A native of Barbados, she came to New York City in November 2014 “chasing” a retail job. She had experience selling cellular phones back home […]

Entrepreneur Spotlight: David Steingard, Founder of Laughing Man Coffee on socially responsible business and working with a Hollywood actor

Coffee drinkers tend to be loyalists, but they latch onto particular brands for various reasons – be it ethical standards, pricing, or the ambiance of the outlet itself. Fundamentally, coffee is not a proprietary business, says David Steingard, cofounder and CEO of NYC-based Laughing Man Coffee. Instead, his brand differentiates itself through exceptional customer service […]

Social entrepreneurship: How leaders are doing well by doing good

Corporate America’s capitalist rep has engendered a general distrust of large organizations as waste producers who underpay workers and exploit tax loopholes. But these philanthropy-minded startups that we met at TechWeek 2016 have found that shelling out funds for good deeds gets them ahead, even helping to nudge up their bottom line and retain top […]

A Call to All Makers: Trending Developments

The self-proclaimed, “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” has made its rounds to the New York Hall of Science for its 6th annual festival of “invention, creativity, and resourcefulness”. With over 900 booths and 200 scheduled presentations and shows, the Faire evokes a great sense of wonder. With peculiar trinkets and unabashed displays of all things […]

Some Things to Consider When Looking for Financing for Your Social Enterprise

If you’re a social entrepreneur – someone who is thinking and acting like a business entrepreneur as you pursue a social and/or environmental mission – you’ve probably found yourself spending a lot of time worrying about where you’re going to get the money to start, sustain and grow your social enterprise. This is understandable, but […]

Key Insights from the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia University

By Alicia Licata & Santiago Perez On October 5, 2012 Columbia University held their Social Enterprise Conference titled Aligning Strategy to Maximize Impact (@SEProgram, #ColumbiaSEConf).  Here, we’ve sought to summarize the most edifying and informative moments from the many panel sessions, workshops, a social venture pitch competition, networking events and keynote, with the hope developed […]

Event: Social Innovation in Entrepreneurship

Please join Baruch College’s Sustainable Business Club and The Field Center for Entrepreneurship as they present Social Innovation in Entrepreneurship, a panel discussion with up-and-coming leaders in the social entrepreneurship field. Learn about this growing trend, the rewards and challenges that come with it, and how it is shaking up the landscape of business as we know it. Social Innovation in Entrepreneurship […]