About Us

Mission:

Co-create an entrepreneurial and impact focused culture of innovation with campus and community members, to spark new ways of tackling complex social problems.

Goals:

1. Recruitment and outreach

  • Build up the St. Louis social entrepreneurship and innovation community through capacity building at local incubators and learning¬†events to share expertise.
  • Develop entrepreneurial and impact-oriented thinking at WashU through research, academic courses, and international programming.

2. Experiential Learning

  • Idea to MVP: social enterprise impact accelerator workshops and online classes.
  • MVP to revenue generation: graduate class for students and community teams working on high impact revenue generating enterprises.¬†
  • Social innovation initiative: graduate class on a specific social innovation challenge

3. Applied learning

  • Student practica or paid internship for graduate and undergraduates

4. Exit

  • Investment readiness program for social enterprises ready to receive impact VC funding or merge into an existing nonprofit
  • Cohort activities such as coworking with partner incubators, coaching, and networking