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Eric Carlson '66-Social Entrepreneurship - The Next New Thing

So you want to be an entrepreneur (and why social entrepreneurship is the next new thing)

Time: 4:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Library Athenaeum

Contact: Sarah Rechtzigel, x4296

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Eric Carlson spent 25 years in research, product development, and executive management with 5 entrepreneurial companies in Silicon Valley--at two of which he was President and CEO.  During this time he also served 10 years on the Los Gatos Town Council, including two terms as mayor, attempting to apply an entrepreneurial approach to local government. He then "retired" and spent the past 15 years helping create the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) program at Santa Clara University.  As part the GSBI, he worked closely with over 200 social entrepreneurs from around the world, and developed an MBA class and online course for practitioners on managing financially sustainable social businesses.  Based on these experiences, this talk uses specific examples to discuss the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, how social entrepreneurs are innovating to solve significant social problems, and the opportunity for Carleton students to experience social entrepreneurship as part of the Robert E. Will Internship program.

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  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


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