What is Social Innovation?

This virtual event will cover the history of social innovation and new techniques used by nonprofits and NGOs to solve global challenges.

Join the workshop on September 23!

The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship presents “What is Social Innovation?”. This 45 min virtual learning experience will cover the quick history of social innovation and the new techniques used by nonprofits and NGO’s to solve global challenges, and real world examples of social innovation and entrepreneurship. This virtual learning experience will contain both lectures, special guests, videos, and break out sessions.

What Will I Learn

Tools gained at this workshop will benefit those with a passion for social change, inclusion and diversity, and those at the early stages of exploring their own innovations, ideas, nonprofits, and social enterprises. We encourage participation from teams and individuals that have identified a problem they would like to solve.

About the Facilitator

Scott Stein is the Associate Director for Student Entrepreneurship at GW. Scott has worked with Ben & Jerry's, the State of Oregon, Main Street Alliance, and Mobilize.org as a social entrepreneur, facilitator, and design thinker developing and implementing new approaches to solving social problems.

Three learning outcomes

  • Overview and definitions of social innovation, social entrepreneurship and social enterprises
  • See real world examples of social impact
  • Learn from leaders of NGO’s on how social innovation is used to solve global challenges.

Limited Availability

This workshop is limited to 30 participants. A wait list will start after 30 first people have registered.

Please note that this is an online event. A Zoom link for the event will be sent to all registrants a few days prior to the session.