What is Social Entrepreneurship? Social Entrepreneurship is a form of leadership that maximizes the social return on public service efforts while fundamentally and permanently changing the way problems are addressed on a global scale. Social Entrepreneurs employ a wide variety of creative approaches and practices from diverse academic backgrounds, artistic disciplines, and professional sectors in order to develop and implement pattern-breaking solutions for previously intractable social problems in ways that are sustainable and scalable to a larger population.
What is the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program? The Social Entrepreneurship Program is designed to attract, encourage, and train a new generation of leaders. Each year, the program will expose graduate and undergraduate students from throughout NYU to the cross-disciplinary skills, experiences, and networking opportunities needed to advance and support their efforts realize sustainable and scalable pattern-breaking solutions to society's most intractable problems.
The program will also bring the field of social entrepreneurship to the greater NYU community. All interested NYU students can take advantage of many of the program's resources, including access to influential leaders in the field, exposure to cutting-edge research and scholarship on social entrepreneurship, new classes, and the opportunity to participate in skill building activities and trainings.