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Social Entrepreneurship Institute

Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Friday, October 30, 2015
Presented by Unite For Sight
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut
Presented annually by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, education, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes lunch and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.
Keynote Address
  • “Leveraging People and Partnerships for Country-Led Health Solutions,” Vanessa Kerry, Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health
Moving From Rhetoric to Impact
  • “Founding Stories and Funding Glories: Pathways to the Valley of Death,” Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group
  • Taylor Buonocore, Vice President of Philanthropic Investments and Talent Development, Born Free
Growing Effective Programs
  • “Everybody Loves a Good Idea, but Great Planning and Execution is What Really Counts!” Paul Ellingstad, Director of Human Progress Initiatives, HP Corporate Affairs, Hewlett-Packard
  • “Strategies for Successful Project Implementation and Growth, and What to Avoid Along The Way!” Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • “From Abroad to Home: How to Take Lessons Learned in the Developing World and Apply That to the U.S.” Jane Aronson, CEO and President, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
Key Strategies in Entrepreneurship
  • “Business as Unusual: Using Business to Change Lives,” Tamra Ryan, CEO, Women’s Bean Project
    “The Undervalued and Oft Forgotten Key to Scaling Successful Enterprises: Strong Back-office Systems,” Jennie Calhoun, People Operations Director, One Acre Fund
  • “Great Organizational Culture: How to Build it and Why It’s Important,” Gemma Mortenson, Executive Director, Crisis Action
  • “Using the Social Entrepreneurial Lens to Evaluate Opportunities in Indian Healthcare,”Zeena Johar, Founder & CEO, SughaVazhvu Healthcare

Complete details and the Institute schedule can be seen on the Social Entrepreneurship Institute website.

Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The Social Entrepreneurship Institute is presented annually by Unite For Sight. SEI 2015 is Unite For Sight’s 3rd annual Institute.


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