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Emerging from the Bubble

This week’s column is going to be short and sweet. I think I’ve exhausted all of the advice I can give to my fellow ECs. Now we just have to take the leap and rejoin the real world. So instead I’d like to use my space to say a few Thank you’s. Thank you to…

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Emerging from the Bubble

Over the last two weeks EC sections have reassembled in their old Aldrich classrooms and, with the help of some of their favorite RC professors, reflected on “things to come.” That is, we’ve acknowledged the impending deadline called graduation and have finally admitted that our brief time at HBS is nearing its end. (I know,…

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Social Enterprise HBS Business Plan Finalists – Doodh Bhandar

1. YOUR PITCH: Rural India is home to over 500 million low-income people who live on less than $2 per day. Cattle are an important asset owned by the Indian rural poor- half of all rural households own either a cow or a buffalo. However, their productivity is extremely poor, an average Indian cow yields…

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Gearing Up for the 2007 Social Enterprise Conference

“Social entrepreneur” is a much bandied about term that few seem to be able to define. On Sunday, March 4th, the Social Enterprise Conference will bring together 1,000 students and practitioners to explore this increasingly expansive field. One thing that social entrepreneurs have in common, whether working in small nonprofits or large global corporations, in…

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Are Social Enterprises Better as For-Profits or Non-Profits?

Social entrepreneurship is certainly not a foreign term here in the Harvard community. In fact, it has gained momentous support over the years from both students and faculty. The Social Enterprise Initiative was launched in 1993, the first Social Enterprise Conference was launched in 2000, and the HBS Business Plan Competition added a social enterprise…

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Social Enterprise Conference: Covergence of Private, Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Over 800 students, business leaders, professors, nonprofit practitioners, and social entrepreneurs gathered on campus Sunday, March 5 to participate in the 7th Annual Social Enterprise Conference. Organized by students at HBS and the Kennedy School of Government. The conference’s theme was “Convergence” among private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The day included two keynote speakers, 17…

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