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Matias Wolansky '16, left and Nick Pappageorge '14 work on their project during the Levitt Social Innovation Fellows Program.
Levitt Social Innovation Fellows Seek Solutions to Global Problems

The Levitt Center kicked off its first ever Social Innovation Fellows Program during the second week of Hamilton’s spring break.  The program was designed and run by Anke Wessels, executive director of the Center of Transformative Action, a non-profit affiliated with Cornell University.  Her course, “Social Innovators and Entrepreneurship,” was selected by the Ashoka Foundation as one of the 10 best social entrepreneurship courses in the country in 2011. The Levitt program was a weeklong intensive program designed to be a condensed version of Wessel’s award-winning course.  More ...

Michael Nelson '16 left, and Alexandru Hirsu '17 speak with Anke Wessels, of Cornell University, center, as they work on a project together during the Levitt Social Innovation Fellows Program.
Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Course Under Way

Thirteen Hamilton students are spending a week of their spring break taking a new course in social entrepreneurship.  Anke Wessels of Cornell University is leading the course that introduces participants to social entrepreneurs, innovators and visionaries – people who are coming up with new methods to resolve pressing social problems.  More ...

Jonathan Isham
Putting the Heart Back in Business

When describing the business world, “love” might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, Jonathan Isham Jr., director of Environmental Studies, faculty director of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and professor of economics at Middlebury College, explains how it is the very foundation of social entrepreneurship.  More ...

Henrik Scheel of Startup Experience gives students tips for working on their social entrepreneurship projects during a workshop.
Startup Experience Explores Social Entrepreneurship

On Nov. 9-10, Hamilton’s Levitt Center along with Colgate University hosted Startup Experience, an intensive two-day workshop for students interested in social and commercial entrepreneurship. The workshop was held in the Spencer House on Hamilton’s campus.  More ...

Luvuyo Mandela '09 speaks in the Red Pit about social entrepreneurship in South Africa.
Plans for South Africa: The Mandela Legacy

Hamilton alumnus Luvuyo Mandela ’09 returned to the Hill on Oct. 29 to speak about his work as a social entrepreneur in South Africa. His former philosophy professor, A. Todd Franklin, introduced Mandela and thanked him for agreeing to speak to the small gathering, heavily composed of students in Franklin’s “Philosophy of Race, Gender and Culture” course.  More ...

Kevin Bourque '05, left, and Joshua Kunkel '04, on screen, co-founders of Face Glove and winners of the 2012 Hamilton Pitch Competition, give a presentation on preparing for the pitch competition.
Weekend of Social Entrepreneurship Programming

This past weekend, Hamilton College held a series of events to kick off its spring social entrepreneurship programming.  The Levitt Center – in conjunction with the Career Center and the COOP – sponsored various talks and information sessions to get students thinking about social innovation.  More ...

Nicholas Solano '14, Evan Warnock '14 and Eren Shultz '15 at the Harvard conference.
Students Attend Harvard Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

Taking with them lessons learned and inspiration from the recent Social Entrepreneurship panel discussion at Hamilton, three students – Nicholas Solano ’14, Eren Shultz ’15 and Evan Warnock ’14 – headed to Cambridge to attend Harvard’s 2012 Igniting Social Innovation Conference on Oct. 6.  More ...

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