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Social Entrepreneurship Day

Event Details

December 6, 2016
9:00 am-3:15 pm

Campus Center

Room: Cape Cod Lounge

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Caitlin Kennedy

This event will bring together scholars, social entrepreneurs, and students interested in social entrepreneurship to discuss challenges faced by the field, identify pathways to careers in social entrepreneurship and to highlight the work of local social innovators.

In addition to discussing issues that currently dominate the social entrepreneurship domain, we aim to establish a dialogue between practitioners, researchers, and the larger UMass community about fostering social entrepreneurship in the area.

Join us in the Cape Cod Lounge within the Student Union at UMass Amherst from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


9:00-9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30-9:45 Introduction by Tom Moliterno (Isenberg School of Management, UMass) &
Welcoming Remarks by Earl W. Stafford (Stafford Foundation)
9:45-10:45 Keynote Presentation – Marya Besharov (ILR School, Cornell University)
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:15 Panel 1. A Practitioner’s Lens on Combining Business and Social Goals
Moderator – Tom Moliterno (Isenberg School of Management, UMass)
• Michael Alden (Language Bank / Ascentria)
• Jay Leonard (Barings / Valley Venture Mentors)
• Laurie Lane-Zucker (Impact Entrepreneur Center)
12:15-1:45 Lunch & Presentation by Ken Toong (Auxiliary Enterprises, UMass - TBC)
1:45-3:00 Panel 2. Pursuing Business and Social Goals through Hybrid Organizing
Moderator – Bogdan Prokopovych (Isenberg School of Management, UMass)
• Elizabeth Schmidt (School of Public Policy, UMass)
• Suntae Kim (Carroll School of Management, Boston College)
• Wiljeana Glover (Babson College)
3:00-3:15 Closing remarks by Tom Moliterno (Isenberg School of Management, UMass)


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

More details on directions and parking.