A new program in social entrepreneurship is beginning at the New School in New York and there is a kick off on Monday night. There are lots of them at Columbia University and around the country but this one might be different. New School is a university with Milano, a school of management, Parsons a school of design and Social Research, with degrees given in Anthropology, Sociology and other social sciences. In short, students can learn to do, to build, to create products and services specifically in the social space. Most other programs in social entrepreneurship come out of business schools where students generally apply markets to solving social problems.
The New School program in Social Entrepreneurship will partnered with Ashoka, a pioneer in the field. Ashoka has a Changemaker Campus Consortium of several schools that work to set new standards for social entrepreneurship education. This is a big deal. On Monday, the program, which I am moderating, starts at 6, goes to 8PM and is at 55 West 13th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.