Full-time Employment Opportunity: One Acre Fund
Full time employment opportunity: One Acre Fund Where: East Africa One Acre Fund is looking to find highly driven, talented, passionate individuals who would like to develop a career abroad. One Acre Fund operates with the goal of serving small farmers. They currently have running programs in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi, as well as pilot programs in Ghana, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. They are a young...
Finals Week Motivation
Feel like throwing your textbooks out the window yet? Well here’s a fact for you that may make you appreciate your status as a college student (and stressed finals studier): College graduates have a higher business success rate than those who do not attend college - according to Businessweek. Studies show that the average startup founded by a college graduate has 25% greater sales than...
SEC needs volunteers!
We need volunteers for our 4th annual Fair Trade Marketplace! We need help with set-up and take-down as well as helping vendors set up their stations. Fill out this Google Doc and check out the Facebook Event if you’re interested!
(1) Terra Bean Coffee (2) Somalian Refugee Sewing/English Classes (3) Hydroforma (4) Bangs Shoes ————————————————————- Details: (1) Terra Bean Coffee New company that aims to make direct trade between coffee farmers and roasters easy and accessible. The service will help...
Global Business Trade Show THIS Wednesday the...
Come check us out at the Global Business Trade Show from 12-2pm in Paccar Hall (2nd floor). We’ll talk to you about awesome networking and internship opportunities that you can get involved with!
Looking for an Internship?
Bangs Shoes is looking to fill a marketing intern position! Bangs is a for-profit humanitarian brand that supports 4 partner non-profits in 4 different causes (Hunger, Development, Disaster Relief, and Water). They do so through the sale of 4 colorful and stylish shoes! Check them out on their website www.bangsshoes.com About the Internship The internship is largely focused on brand building...
Ashoka Be A Changemaker Luncheon this Thursday!
Ashoka is hosting their 3rd Annual Be A Changemaker Luncheon this Thursday from 11:30am-1:30pm! + Renowned journalist and author, David Bornstein, will be delivering the keynote speech on social innovation. +Youth Venture Social Innovation Fast Pitch Finalists will pitch their ideas to win money for their ventures, and you get to choose the winner in a live vote! Click Here to Learn More ...
Social Innovation Fast Pitch Needs Volunteers!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th 2-8:30pm at the Seattle Center There will be an awesome keynote address from Nathan Myhrvold, the founder of Intellectual Ventures. Finalists from SIFP will be competing, and there will be an Impact Donor Reception where influential philanthropists and impact investors are invited. It’s a great opportunity to network and to learn about successful businesses. Click...
First General Meeting & Student Org Fair
Hey guys! Just updating everyone on our first general meeting which will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd in Paccar 295. You can find more info on the event’s page which is linked below. We’ll also be at Foster Week of Welcome’s Ice Cream Social and Student Organization Fair which is TOMORROW, stop by the Deloitte Commons and come visit us to hear more info about our club! SEC...
Now accepting applications! →
The SEC Executive Team is now accepting applications for this coming school year! If you’re interested in a position as a VP of Events/Logistics, Marketing, or Business Development, fill out this application and submit it before October 1st!
It's almost here!
Fall quarter is almost here and so is a new year of UW SEC! Stay tuned for more info on our first general meeting!
Microryza MakeSense Hold-Up
Join our 90 minutes brainstorming session to help Microryza, a startup founded by UW students! Microryza is a social crowdfunding platform for research projects. This is another Startup from Startup Weekend Edu in Seattle. Here is their pitch: I bet you all wonder where the name comes from, right? It comes from Mycorrhiza. But what the heck are Mycorrhizae? Mycorrhizae are symbiotic,...
The second Hold-Up in Seattle brought to you by the MakeSense crew and SEC UW. We will be solving the challenge of Street Code, a Startup that makes donations to homeless people more easy and humane through QR codes: http://swsea.posterous.com/street-code. Street Code won 2nd place at last Startup Weekend at the Hub. The challenge: How can we test if people would scan the qr code? Goals: ...
The Social Entrepreneurship Club is holding their 2nd Annual Networking Night next Thursday May 19th from 5:30 - 7pm. This is a chance to connect with social entrepreneurs, students and faculty all passionate about social justice. To register or find more information please go to http://secnetworkingnight.eventbrite.com/. It is at the Douglas Forum Bank of America Education Center at the...
SEC Presents: VillageReach
Hello SEC friends! We hope you enjoyed our speaker for our last meeting, James Dailey. This coming Tuesday, May 3rd we are hosting VillageReach! The meeting will start at 5:30 in Savery Hall 260. We hope to see you all there! About VillageReach: VillageReach improves access to healthcare for remote, underserved communities around the world. We partner with governments, businesses, nonprofits, and...
This coming Tuesday, April 19th we are hosting James Dailey from MicroEnergy Credits! The meeting will start at 5:30 in Savery Hall 260. We hope to see you all there! About MicroEnergy Credits: MicroEnergy Credits is a social enterprise which links microfinance institutions to the carbon markets when they lend for clean energy. MEC sells the carbon credits earned by replacing dirty fuels like...
Alternative Career Panel
The SEC and AESIC present to you the alternative career panel! Graduating soon? Still deciding what you would like to do? Then come to ease your workforce woes by listening to the stories of several bright young recent grads who took other worthwhile routes into their future. It will be on April 5, 2011 in Savery 260 from 5:30-6:30pm. Social mixer and networking afterward!
End of the Quarter Social!
Social Entrepreneurship Club, Campus Kiva, Jolkona, GrameenU, Street Soccer Seattle, and more invite you to join us for an end of the quarter social! The goal of this event is to celebrate the end of the quarter and mingle with members of other clubs. We will start out at Smith Hall 180 at 5:30pm and end up at Big Time Brewery sometime after that. Come just us! :)
Come meet Sperantsa
Social Entrepreneurship Club invites you to meet Arthur Zetes and Chelsea Mae James of Sperantsa this Tuesday at 6:00 pm in Smith 120. Come learn how Sperantsa empowers Romananian women by creating jobs and securing independence through hand-crafted hats. Arthur and Chelsea will also take ideas for slogans from the audience. About our Sperantsa: Sperantsa’s vision is to see the lives of the...
Open Officer Positions for the 2011-2012 Year
The SEC is excited to announce that we new officer positions available for the upcoming year! We are looking for passionate and excited people to take on the positions of Director of Events, Director of Records, Director of IT, Director of Marketing, and Director of Membership. If you are looking to get involved and are passionate about making this world a better place in a sustainable way,...
Local Entrepreneur Panel
Social Entrepreneurship Club and Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs invite you to our entrepreneur panel on Tuesday February 8th at 6:00 pm in Savery Hall 260. Meet with local entrepreneurs: Molly Moon, Michel Brotman, Denny Chapin and James Schergen. After the meeting there will be a social for anyone who is interested! About our Entrepreneurs: Molly Moon: In the spring of 2008,...
Ashoka's Youth Venture
Hello SEC Friends, Social Entrepreneur Club of UW invites you to “Dream It, Do It, Grow It” by joining us on Tuesday, January 25th at 5:30 pm in Savory 260. Meet with people from Ashoka’s Youth Venture Seattle and learn about the global non-profit that seeks to enable social change within the community. About Youth Venture: Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young...
SEC presents: liveGlocal
Those of us here at the Social Entrepreneurship club would like to welcome you to kick off the new year by joining us as liveGlocal gives us an inside look into how they provide for those in need. You will learn how liveGlocal uses its slogan of thinking globally and acting locally to supply books for children in Laos. The meeting will be in Savery 260 at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 11. Come...
Fair Trade Market Place
Social Entrepreneurship Club presents its 2nd annual Global Fair Trade Marketplace on Wednesday, December 1st! Join SEC and local fair trade organizations in Paccar Hall from 10:30-3:30pm as they set up shop on UW Campus and sell their fair trade products. The Global Fair Trade Marketplace is a great way to learn more about the positive impact of Fair Trade products, support local businesses and...
LiveGlocal at SEC
Next Meeting: Miller 301, 11/23/10 at 5:30pm. Join us Tuesday, November 23rd at 5:30pm as we host LiveGlocal founder Tyson Adams! LiveGlocal is an organization that focuses on empowering communities by providing the necessary tools for greater education and quality of life.Specifically the LiveGlocal Foundation works to improve sustainable education for 11 schools and 2800 children in Paksong,...
This Week: Jolkona Keynote
JOLKONA MEETING: When: Tues. Nov. 9, 2010 Time: 5:30PM Where: Miller 301 This week, the Social Entrepreneurship Club will be hosting the Jolkona Foundation in Miller 301. Jolkona is focused on connecting you with philanthropic opportunities around the world while providing feedback and transparency on the impact of low-cost, high impact individual donations. Jolkona’s founders, Adnan Mahmud...
Director of Marketing
Do you have design experience? Do you use Facebook and Twitter? Can you effectively communicate a message to others? Are you self-motivated? Do you want to change the world? If you answered yes, then the SEC invites you to apply for the Director of Marketing for the 2010-2011 school year. We are looking for a talented designer/marketer that is passionate about creating social change. If this...
This Week: Student Entrepreneurship Panel
The Social Entrepreneurship Club presents: STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL Featuring guest mediatior Professor John Castle This Tuesday October 26th MILLER 301 at 5:30PM Come learn from student entrepreneurs on how you can start your own social venture! This panel will feature inspiring change makers who will highlight the steps taken and lessons learned while starting and running their...
This Week: First Week Information Session - Fall...
Hello new members and old! Come to the Social Entrepreneurship Club information session to learn more about social entrepreneurship and how the SEC seeks to expose and inspire students. Come and enjoy some food, learn about social entrepreneurship, and meet the members you’ll be spending the next quarter with. We will be meeting in Miller 301 on Tuesday, Oct 12 at 5:30pm. See you all...
Academic Diversity in Social Entrepreneurship
Many of you have seen us at the tables around school, shamelessly promoting SEC and the general vision for social entrepreneurship. Often times the non-business oriented passersby will give us a glance and dismiss social entrepreneurship as something “not for them” because they aren’t business focused. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I would claim...
Breakfast with Malea
During my late breakfast, I was unexpectedly approached by my friend’s housemaid, Malea. Malea is a Filipino woman in her early 40s who has been working in the Dutch Ambassador’s residency for 12 years. In those few times that we have talked, Malea always gives off a sweet yet stern disposition. Our conversation started off with the usual topic of Egypt’s merciless heat, then...
How’re you doing, Dad?
Father and I never have much of a significant connection to begin with. The relationship is simple: he’s my old man, and I’m his son. He makes money for me to get into higher education, and expects me to do my duty as a good student. I just follow some of his requests: be a good student, get involved and active in my community, make sure I don’t keep mother worried, pay the bills if I have to,...
This Week: Triple Bottom Line With The Jolkona...
Next Tuesday, June 1st at 5:30 the Social Entrepreneurship Club will be hosting the Jolkona Foundation in Balmer 312. Representatives from Jolkona will be speaking about the importance of triple bottom line accounting. Triple bottom line accounting expands the measure of an organization’s success to include not only profit, but also ecological and social impacts. The Jolkona Foundation...
Gumball Hunt This Friday!
In order to participate in the Gumball Challenge this week, your very own SEC (led by the handsome and daring Dustin Chiang) has decided to put on a campus and U-District-wide Gumball Hunt to raise money and awareness for microfinance, promote local businesses, and have some good ol’ fashioned fun! You can find out more information about the hunt, the Gumball Challenge, and how to...
This Week: Compelling Narratives
This week we will learn how to come up with a narrative that reels people in, especially because social ventures rely heavily on this practice. Jake Ellison, lead writer for Foster School marketing department and former journalist for the Seattle P-I, and Susy Schneider, from the Communication Department, team and individual coach, playwright, and actor for over 15 years, will be leading this ...
This Week: Networking Night
I hope you all are excited for our upcoming NETWORKING NIGHT Please note that we will NOT be having our general meeting at Balmer 312, so make your way straight to Kane Hall at 7pm! Here’s a list of some of the social enterprises that have RSVPed: SomethingToGive.org Ashoka/Youth Venture Water for Humans Lumana Aria Solutions, Inc. nrg::seattle OUR Washington and Washigton ...
This Week: Measuring Social Impact
Measuring Social Impact This Tuesday we will have Water for Humans and Lumana come to discuss the importance in measuring social impact and have a workshop in which we will come up with standards for social impact on each venture’s operations, then discuss issues of implementations. Same place at BALMER 312 at 5:30 PM! - Other Announcements SEC would like to announce that we are opening...
Open Officer Positions - UPDATED
The SEC is excited to announce that we have two officer positions available for the upcoming year! We are looking for passionate and excited people to take on the positions of Director of Events and Director of Records. If you are looking to get involved and are passionate about making this world a better place in a sustainable way, submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23rd at...
SEC Networking Night
We, the Social Entrepreneurship Club, cordially invite you and your organization to our Networking Night on the 27th of April at the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall (2nd floor) at the UW Seattle Campus. This event is not only to spread the word of social entrepreneurship to the world’s future leaders and employees, but to show our gratitude for all the social entrepreneurs who have...
This Week: InternMatch Resume Workshop
This week we are happy to welcome Nathan Parcells from InternMatch, an organization that matches non-profit and community based internships with talented students looking for something different. We will be meeting at BALMER 312 at the usual time at 5:30pm! Nathan Parcells will be running a Resume Workshop with some insider pointers on what social ventures are looking for and how to...
Interested in entrepreneurship, microfinance, or just doing good in the world? Sign up to participate in the UW Gumball Challenge, an awesome opportunity to test your entrepreneurial skills, raise money for a great cause, and have a lot of fun! Join the Facebook group or email Cameron Chinn at email@example.com for more information or to get involved! Originated at Stanford University, the...
This Week: SEC Townhall Meeting
What is Social Entrepreneurship? What should it be? Come this Tuesday, April 6 at 5:30pm in Balmer 212, and share your thoughts on Social Entrepreneurship at the university, and how we can make to club better, while learning about the awesome opportunities that the SEC has this quarter for you to get involved. Our first meeting of the quarter will be completely geared towards the members; we want...