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The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School The mission of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise is to advance the understanding of how management can contribute to society and the environment and to develop the next generation of social enterprise leaders. We achieve this by supporting the creation and communication of new ideas by faculty and industry leaders, and the curricular and extra-curricular opportunities of Columbia University School students. We have chosen four areas of particular focus — sustainability and the environment; international development; public and nonprofit management; and social entrepreneurship. Of particular interest to social ventures: -Tamer Fund for Social Ventures: The Tamer Fund for Social Ventures (“the Fund”) provides seed grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid early-stage social ventures. Funding will be made available for around seven ventures each year, led by Columbia University students, alumni, faculty and researchers, including recent graduates, or those ventures that are advised (and have significant involvement) by faculty or researchers. Preference will be given to ventures that have the potential to be financially self-sustaining in the longer term. This preference includes nonprofits that can be sustained by generating revenues via fee-for-service models. Applications are open and can be found at: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/socialventures/apply - Spark Workshops: A space for social innovators to combine ideas with networks. Spark provides Social Innovators with an opportunity to explore resources, connections and potential solutions to help their social ventures, by tapping the collective knowledge within Columbia University, and the larger entrepreneurial and social impact community in the New York area and beyond. This workshop is open to all who are willing to bring their ideas, experience, and connections to help solve social and environmental challenges that these social innovators aim to address. Learn more and sign up for The Spark Mailing List: http://www.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/ - The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders and innovators from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents participants with the opportunity to learn and shape the most important business and societal movement of this era. Follow this event on Twitter: @ColumbiaSEconf or visit the website online: www.columbiasocialenterprise.org/conference

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The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School advances the understanding of how management can contribute to society and the environment and develops the next generation of social enterprise leaders.

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"Social Enterprise” comprises the issues and activities that lie at the intersection of business practice and the interests of society. This incorporates questions of how businesses impact society through their strategies and operations — by reducing their environmental impact, developing products to serve disadvantaged communities, supporting charities, and a myriad of other activities. It also includes the application of business and management principles to help a wider range of organizations — governments, nonprofits, and social ventures — to perform their best.

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SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS

  • Agriculture
  • Arts, Culture, Handicrafts
  • Civic Participation
  • Clean and Green Technology
  • Communications / Media / ICT
  • Disabilities
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Distribution / Supply Chain
  • Education
  • Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation
  • Energy
  • Enterprise Development, SME
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Fair Trade, Organic Products
  • Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Housing, Shelter, Homelessness
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources / Conservation
  • Other
  • Peace and Security
  • Sanitation, Waste Management
  • Tech
  • Training, Technical Assistance Services
  • Water
  • Web, SaaS, Online Tech
  • Women, Girls

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Global
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • US, Canada

TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid
  • Other

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