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From Mission Mentorship to Business-Building Education

By: Tiana Reid - Published: Feb 25, 2013
Educational institutions have long been the place of social change, especially when you think of the student movements of the 1960s, and the last twenty years has brought professionalized programs that attempt to "do good" and some of these university-inspired social innovations are a reflection of that.

From mission-focused mentorship to business-building education programs, the institutionalization of social entrepreneurship is gaining traction around the world. With it brings the much blogged about question: can entrepreneurship be taught? Or do you just have to have it? Nevertheless, it's being taught and increasingly at renowned schools. University-inspired social innovations also work side by side with schools in order to target high school students (or undergrad students for their grad programs) to become the faces of social entrepreneurship programs.