Urban Studies 131 - Social Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

In URBANST131, there was a different social entrepreneur who came in each week to talk about their history, how they got involved in social entrepreneurship, and their social impact. There was a large part of each lecture allocated for question and answer. I really liked the course. Some of the people had done amazing things. Everyone had different advice on how to run a successful social venture, but at the very least I learned that there isn't just one right way to be a social entrepreneur.

The one advice that seemed consistent across each of the entrepreneurs was that a project should come out of seeing the need, not out of what you think the need is. Most of the projects originated from some form of international travel and seeing the poverty that they wanted to address firsthand.