Gates Virtual Coffeehouse on Youth Social Entrepreneurship – 23 May 2009

  • April 25, 2009

5:00 – 6:15 PM BST/ 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST/ 9:00 – 10:15 AM PST

Panelist Bios

Registration

This conference is free and open to the public.

 

Synopsis

Increasingly, youth around the world are taking it upon themselves to engage social challenges and effect positive community change.  A new generation of socially responsible ventures has emerged that addresses urgent global and local issues such as health, poverty, violence, racism, environmental destruction and civic apathy.  This wave of youth social entrepreneurship offers a new set of solutions and energy, but also brings with it its own set of professional, financial and personal challenges.

This teleconference will discuss the challenges, strategies and rewards of youth social entrepreneurship.  Specific topics will include:

  • Identifying and promoting a cause
  • Developing an approach
  • Pursuing fund raising and support
  • Utilising information technologies
  • Finding mentors
  • Developing an exit strategy

 

Panel

The panel will consist of social entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who have founded or directed a non-governmental organisation. 

For full speaker profiles, go to www.gatesscholar.org/coffeehouse

  • Philip Rucker (Moderator) National Correspondent, The Washington Post
  • Andrew Klaber Founder and President, Orphans Against AIDS
  • Svitlana Kobzar (Gates Alum) Founder, Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe
  • Robyn Scott (Gates Alum) Co-Founder and Trustee,Mothers for All
  • Casey Wilson Co-Founder and CEO,Wokai

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