This year, the University of San Francisco (USF) launched its first Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference + StartUp Weekend. The event was organized by students in the Graduate Student Senate Net Impact club and the Entrepreneurship club, with the help of professor Jennifer Walske, Director of the School of Management’s Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Program and a panel moderator.
The conference gathered tech leaders, social investors and students for a greater good, and included keynotes covering topics from MedTech and EdTech, to Consumer Activism and Corporate Transparency in Purchasing.
The conference also kicked off USF’s Tech4Good Startup Weekend, a three-day social innovation-themed competition that challenges students and local entrepreneurs to develop the best business proposals.
The first-place team included Centro's MBA Advisor, Ryan Bright. Their platform CrowdHero, proposed a method for companies to partner with local charities by using social media. Congratulations Ryan!
What is a Centro MBA Advisor?
Centro MBA Advisors are volunteer business graduate students who are matched with a small business entrepreneur by Centro. Together, they work to develop and execute a fundable business plan. Through the process, they learn from one another and build their experience.