Jeanan Yasiri Moe, Director of Strategic Communications
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Hear from social entrepreneurs May 12
MADISON, Wis. – How can social enterprises survive and increase their impact during the pandemic? Join past Force for Positive Change winners, Wisconsin-based social impact investors and experts on Tuesday, May 12, at 4 p.m. for a virtual discussion moderated by Kelsey Otero of Marquette University.
Leaders of social enterprises from different corners of Wisconsin, as well as experts from academia and the investment community, will share how they are exploring opportunities to develop new revenue streams, address shifting customer bases and needs and communicate with stakeholders during this unique challenge.
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“Social entrepreneurs are accustomed to managing challenging situations and adjusting to meet shifting pressures,” says Otero. “In addition to dealing with the financial uncertainties of the present moment, these award-winning entrepreneurs often work with and serve people in the most vulnerable situations. They have gained insights that can benefit anyone trying to keep moving forward through the current crisis.”
The May 12 webinar will feature:
- Winnie Karanja, Maydm (a Forbes magazine 30 under 30 winner)
- John McIntyre, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact
- Cecily Brose, UW-Madison Discovery to Product (D2P)
Co-produced by WARF and D2P, Entrepreneurons is a series focused on bringing the fundamentals of getting a new venture started to the UW-Madison community. Talks generally are held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus. More at warf.org/entrepreneurons.
“Even more than usual, we are hearing that entrepreneurs in our community are gaining great insights and valuable encouragement from one another. This session provides an opportunity for leaders of enterprises in different sectors to make new connections and benefit from each other’s experiences,” says Laura Heisler, WARF’s director of programming.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.