The Academies for Social Entrepreneurship and UCLA’s Department of Economics begin the second-annual UCLA Social Enterprise Academy
The Academies for Social Entrepreneurship and UCLA’s Department of Economics, in the Division of Social Sciences, are pleased to announce the second-annual UCLA Social Enterprise Academy, featuring the talents of UCLA’s students, faculty and alumni. Ten local not-for-profit organizations were accepted for this year’s program. They are Concerned Capital, Disability Rights Center, Environmental Charter Schools, iHopeOC Inc, Jubilee Consortium, LaCAUSA Youth Build, Public Interest Pictures, reDiscover Center, Santa Monica YWCA and YouthSpeak Collective.
Each has a team comprised of staff, volunteers and UCLA economics students. Work sessions will be led by UCLA faculty and alumni with extensive business experience helped participants select the best enterprise idea, conduct market research, and create a business plan. Now each organization is preparing a pitch. Round One of the Academy’s Venture Competition will take place on May 24th. Three finalists will compete for $30,000 in cash prizes at a public symposium on Friday June 7th from 4 to 6 pm.
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