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Nanyang Technopreneurship Center visits
the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program


On May 11 and 12, 2017, the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program 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 two days of sessions focused on social impact across industries and technology companies in New York and the value of place in social entrepreneurship work. The students had the opportunity to hear from a panel of social entrepreneurial practitioners and leaders who have built companies of all kinds and are true experts in their fields. On each day, the students then divided into breakout groups that allowed them to explore learnings from the panel.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, including the panelists and breakout facilitators from organizations across New York and the entire staff at the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, including Dr. Hooi den Huan, Rick Tay, Dr. Xia Zhiqiang, Chen Yihan, Gene Seow, Chen Fang, and Claire Tan.

Day 1: May 11, 2017

The May 11th panel for a select group of students was hosted in partnership with NYU Steinhardt's StartEd Accelerator and included a panel of entrepreneurs in MedTech, EdTech and FinTech. Panelists included Carol Barash of Story2, David Ehrich of Petal, David Ronick of Stash, Mark Switaj and Ankit Mathur of Roundtrip, and was moderated by StartEd’s Ash Kaluarachchi. After the panel, students learned about experimentation in entrepreneurship from Ajay Rajani and Tom Sampah of Nextt and had the chance to try an experiment with problems presented by the panelists. Each breakout group then had the opportunity to share their learnings with the full group of students and panelists.

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NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Executive Director Gabriel Brodbar introduces the panel.

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Ash Kaluarachchi moderates the panel discussion.

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Students split into breakout groups, each focused on EdTech, MedTech, or FinTech.

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Each breakout group presents their experiment design to the full room.

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Day 2: May 12, 2017

The May 12th NTC New York Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 at Yotel New York was focused on Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. Panelists spoke to innovation in their industry and breakout discussions dove deep on student questions and topics suggested by panelists and breakout leaders. Panelists included BRAC USA Founding President & CEO Susan Davis discussing innovations in microfinance, Zady CEO & Co–Founder Maxine Bédat exploring innovations in sustainable fashion, and Solutions Journalism Network David Bornstein speaking about innovations in journalism and media. NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Executive Director Gabriel Brodbar introduced and moderated the panel. Breakout leaders represented a range of industries including finance, international development, technology, and more.

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Nanyang Technopreneurship Center Director Dr. Hooi Den Huan welcomes students and introduces the day.

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Gabriel Brodbar (right) introduces the panel: David Bornstein, Maxine Bédat, and Susan Davis.

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Susan Davis of BRAC USA presents on innovations in microfinance.

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Maxine Bédat of Zady presents on innovations in sustainable fashion.

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Students break into discussion groups to dive deep on subjects of interest with a facilitator in their field.

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Professor Hooi introduces NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program staff, alumni, and the day's speakers to the Provost of Nanyang Technological University.

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Nanyang Technopreneurship Center Programme Lead Gene Seow shares about his program, ideasinc.

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