It’s been a while since I’ve posted an entry on this blog, but I think it’s about time for an update.
The fall semester has started at UNC and in the past two weeks I have seen many new faces, caught up with old friends, ate burritos in a rush, read some Kvetch’s on the DTH, and attended classes on economic development, econometrics, Geographic Information Systems, and history of western art. It has been a great start to my final year here at UNC, and it looks like it will be a good (but busy) semester. Unfortunately, this means I won’t be able to dedicate as much time to the Office of the Social Entrepreneur in Residence. Nevertheless, I will do my best to post interesting events that are happening on the UNC campus related to social entrepreneurship.
We are currently in the process of creating an official page for the social entrepreneurship initiative. This initiative, called Project: Innovation, aims to strengthen UNC Chapel Hill’s social entrepreneurship curriculum by adding more social entrepreneurship classes and having the Social Entrepreneur in Residence as a resource for assisting students and student organizations. The website will be available on the Public Policy Department page, and all of the resources that are on this blog (which will remain here) will also be available on that page. We are also planning on hosting an exhibition this semester, the date will be announced soon. This exhibition will feature five social enterprises founded by UNC graduates.
Micah Gilmer (the Social Entrepreneur in Residence) is currently teaching PLCY 590 and is available for anyone who wants to talk on Wednesdays. If you have an idea about a social business and want to have a discussion with him, send him an e-mail at: gilmer[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu. Or if you want to check out other opportunities, look at the different resources on this blog, and tell me what you think!