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Ballard Center and Peery Program Updates

Ballard Center and Peery Program Updates

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Classes offered Winter Semester 2011

BUS M 496R, Sec 9, On-Campus Social Entrepreneurship Internship (SSE)

This is a project-based class that allows students to work with top social entrepreneurs while attending other classes at BYU. An Info Session will be held Wednesday, 1 December 2010 in 3714 HBLL at 7:00 p.m. Students have to apply for this class, and applications are due by Tuesday, 7 December 2010 for the upcoming semester. To learn more about the programs visit http://studentsforsocent.org

BUS M 371R, Sec 6, Social Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

This class brings in social entrepreneurs to discuss their expertise and experience with students.

MBA 688 Corporate Social Innovation
P Mgt 623 Nonprofit Structure and Finance
MBA 632 Social Entrepreneurship
P Mgt 690R Nonprofit Resource Development

Peery Film Fellows Application

Would you like to make a film about social entrepreneurship? The Peery Film Fellows application is now open for summer 2011 and may be found at peeryfilm.byu.edu. Hurry and submit—the application deadline is Friday, 10 December 2010.

Peery Social Entrepreneurship Program Launch

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Supporting social entrepreneurs? Then plan on joining us Thursday, 10 February and Friday, 11 February 2011 for our launch celebration of the Peery Social Entrepreneurship Program. We are excited to host the first TEDx BYU event, a prestigious conference series. The following is a peek at the two-day celebration:

Thursday, 10 February—First annual Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship Case (ISE) Competition. This is a live case competition on Fundación Paraguaya, a world renowned and highly recognized social venture. Teams of graduate students from five other top universities will be helping create a solution for Fundación Paraguaya. Social entrepreneur Martin Burt and other well-known social entrepreneurs will be judging. Thursday evening there will be a social entrepreneurship film screening, created by a BYU alumnus, that is being entered in multiple film competitions. This event will be the documentary’s premiere to the public. More details to come.

Friday, 11 February—ISE Case Competition Finals. The final three competitors will be sharing their solutions. Also that day will include the TEDx BYU Conference.

13th Annual ESR Conference—Social Innovation and Collaboration
Friday, 11 March and Saturday, 12 March 2011

We are developing a collaborative design for the conference and need a number of committees to help with pre-conference network preparation, web site development, design of conference activities, and other projects. If you are interested, come to a conference planning committee meeting on Friday, 3 December at 2:00 p.m. in 374 TNRB. Contact Joan Dixon at for more information.

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  1. Peter Steimle

    December 01, 2010

    So glad to see Social Entrepreneurship growing at BYU!

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