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Partners and Affiliations
The Society and Business Lab collaborates and partners with the following organizations to serve our students.
Dell Social Innovation Challenge
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DISC) identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world's most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. DISC provides university students with world-class teaching and training, as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors.
Echoing Green - Work on Purpose
Work on Purpose inspires and equips the next generation of social innovators. Work on Purpose disseminates: core competencies for success in high-impact careers; frameworks and methodologies that help emerging professionals identify their unique role within the ecosystem of social innovation; and the stories of those who have built careers that are both right for them and good for the world. Program features include workshops and keynote speeches, an interactive online platform, the Work on Purpose book, and the Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact book.
Education Pioneers exists to identify, train, connect, and inspire a new generation of leaders dedicated to transforming our education system so that all students receive a quality education.
Los Angeles Social Venture Partners
Los Angeles Social Venture Partners (LASVP) is a community of professionals with a two-pronged mission. LASVP works with nonprofits to help them strengthen their organizations and expand their capacity; and through this work and other educational activities, LASVP expands the philanthropic capacity and expertise of individual Partners, creating a venture philanthropy network that transforms the community and LASVP members.
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
(NCIIA) supports technology innovation and entrepreneurship in universities and colleges to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial businesses.
REDF Partners and Affiliations
REDF (also known as The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy organization that creates jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work.
Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles
The Social Enterprise Alliance is the only member organization in North America to bring together the diverse field of social enterprise. It serves as advocate for the field, hub of information and education, and builder of a vibrant and growing community of social enterprises.
ThinkImpact offers programs for students to live and work in rural Africa where they design market based solutions to poverty with the people who live at the base of the pyramid.
The Unreasonable Institute is an international accelerator and investor in high-impact entrepreneurs.
Unreasonable @ Sea
Unreasonable at Sea is a mentor driven accelerator for tech entrepreneurs who desire to take their ventures into new international markets. Unreasonable @ Sea serves technology based companies who are working to solve the greatest social and environmental challenges of this century.
Venture for America
A program for young, talented grads to spend 2 years in the trenches of a start-up with the goal that these graduates will become socialized and mobilized as entrepreneurs moving forward.
Memorandums of Understanding
The Society and Business Lab's holds Memorandums of Understanding with the following organizations. Email Abby Fifer Mandell if you or your organization would like to discuss the possibility of formalizing a partnership with SBL.
Ashoka utilizes our proprietary learning platform, VentureBuild, in the Ashoka University program. Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers.
New York Times Knowledge Network
The New York Times Knowledge Network offers VentureBuild, a self-paced course for aspiring social entrepreneurs, taught by SBL Founding Director, Professor Adlai Wertman. The New York Times Knowledge Network offers a wide range of distinctive adult and continuing education opportunities, including online courses, programs and webcasts. Some programs are offered directly by The Times, while others are presented in collaboration with universities, colleges and other educational institutions.
Orfalea Foundation and Brittingham Family Foundation
The Orfalea Foundation and the Brittingham Family Foundation facilitate one-year post-graduate fellowships for recent graduates of USC's Gould School of Law, Marshall School of Business, and the Price School of Public Policy to work at the William J. Clinton Foundation in New York. The Orfalea Foundation invests in sustainable solutions through collaborative initiatives and entrepreneurial partnerships. The Orfalea Foundation Brittingham Family Foundation supports national, regional and local non-profits.