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Jun 08-11

Create and Manage a Social Venture

Course Description

This course will help you understand the role of social entrepreneurship – with its focus on innovative approaches to finding systemic solutions – in addressing social challenges. We will discuss the critical elements of creating a sustainable venture (e.g. financial viability, attracting and growing a talented team, building a culture aligned with your values, etc.) while meeting your social impact goals. Creating and managing a social venture is not easy, but the challenge is very rewarding.

This course will offer frameworks, tools, and methodologies to structure your business model, build a team, manage your time and resources, and achieve results in order to enable the change you ultimately wish to make. As a final deliverable, you will utilize the management tools introduced during this class to make significant progress on a real social venture idea. By the end, you will learn what it means to operate a highly effective social enterprise and feel confident in your ability to build one yourself.


Marina Mansilla Hermann
Senior Change Manager, Ashoka,
President & Founder, Fundación TierraVida


Thursday 7pm-10pm, Friday / Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-1:30pm




Amani Institute

Rua dos Ingleses 182, Bela Vista, Sao Paulo

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