Thursday, January 7, 2010

Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship February 5th, 2010

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Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit 2010
The Ohio State University | Fisher College of Business
February 5th, 2010 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Why? Poverty exists locally and globally!

Poverty means not having access to basic human needs – such as food and clean water. 16,000 children die each day due to hunger. Two-thirds of people in the world lack access to clean water. Poverty robs people of their dignity and limits their ability to improve their lives.

We can use entrepreneurship to increase access to opportunities and improve the quality of life for the poor around the world. Social entrepreneurship uses business practices and innovation to create solutions to society’s problems.

What? There are ways to solve poverty…

The APTE Summit 2010 at The Ohio State University will bring together students, professionals, and community members to connect with each other and learn about market-based approaches to solving poverty. The Summit will feature local, national, and international speakers - presenting the approaches through three perspective lenses: Policy, Academic and Practitioner.

Speakers include:
Ashoka, The World Bank, Acumen Fund, Bridgespan Group, leading academics, international & domestic social entrepreneurs, and more...

This event is collaboratively organized by two student organizations at The Ohio State University, the Business Builders Club and Net Impact, with key advisory support from Professor Sharon Alvarez. Free to attend and open to the public.

Goals Educate and inspire students to change the world…

  • Educate students about market-based approaches to poverty alleviation
  • Call attendees to action to apply their new knowledge and connections to solve the challenges of poverty, locally and globally
  • Highlight initiatives and research at Ohio State to propel the university to become a leader in field of social entrepreneursh

Sponsors APTE Summit 2010 made possible by:

The Business of Good Foundation, The Tony Wells Foundation, Undergraduate Business Council, Ohio State Union, Fisher College of Business


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