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Nanyang Technopreneurship Center visits
the NYU Reynolds Program


On May 5, 2016, the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship welcomed over 100 graduate students from the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. We were thrilled to host this exceptional group of entrepreneurs for a half-day session focused on personal and organizational values, and the role one's values play in being successful in the social entrepreneurial landscape. The students had the opportunity to hear from a panel of social entrepreneurial practitioners and leaders who have faced large scale ethical challenges in the context of their work. Following the panel, the students divided into breakout groups that focused on real-world case challenges, designed to allow them to exercise some of the lessons learned from the panel. Their conclusions were presented to the panel, which provided feedback, and shared how they had navigated those same challenges.

The panel included Susan Davis, founding former President & CEO of BRAC USA, Kate Otto, NYU Reynolds alumna and author and founder of Everyday Ambassador, Hans Taparia, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business and Society at NYU Stern School of Business and Co-founder of Preferred Brands International, and Tensie Whelan, Former President of the Rainforest Alliance and founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Business at the NYU Stern School of Business. The panel was moderated by Cosmo Fujiyama, NYU Reynolds alumna and Program Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.

We would like to extend a very special thank you to our panelists and the entire staff at Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, including Dr. Hooi Den Huan, Rick Tay, Dr. Xia Zhiqiang, Chen Yihan, Chen Fang, Gene Seow, Christie Lee, and more who helped to make the event possible. We would also like to thank our NYU student volunteers Junyi Fei and Fan Zhang, and all of the facilitators who helped with the case challenge, including Jennica Bramble, Erika Hval, Zac Russell, Matt Sisul, and Ashley Toombs. Lastly, we would like to specially thank Cosmo Fujiyama, for her excellent moderating and helping to design and produce the day's program.

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NYU Reynolds Program Executive Director Gabriel Brodbar greets the group and introduces them to the program and social entrepreneurship.

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The panel came together to share their hard-won lessons from the field and stories of the role that values play in their organizations and social entrepreneurial work.

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Susan Davis, Founding President & CEO of BRAC USA, Board Member at Centre for Social Innovation, and Advisor to the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship

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Tensie Whelan, Director of the Center for Stustainable Business at the NYU
Stern School of Business, and former President at the Rainforest Alliance

Cosmo Fujiyama, NYU Reynolds alumna and Program Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania

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Kate Otto, NYU Reynolds alumna and Author and Founder of Everyday Ambassador

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Hans Taparia, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business and Society at NYU Stern School of Business and Co-founder of Preferred Brands International

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A Nanyang Technopreneurship Center student asks the panel a questions.

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Professor Hooi from Nanyang Technopreneurship Center kindly presented the panelists with gifts to thank them for their time.

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Susan Davis shared a copy of her book for the Nanyang Technological University library.

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Susan Davis takes some time to chat with student and CmC winner Junyi Fei (left) and Nanyang Technopreneurship Center staff.

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Students discuss in small groups about the social entrepreneurship case challenge.

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One student from each group stood up to share the outcomes from their case with fellow students, faciliatators, and the panel.

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