Friday, May 11, 2012

Entrepreneurs: Social Entrepreneurship Panel


Discipline: Entrepreneurship
iTunes U Course: Academy of Achievement: Entrepreneurs
Lecture (iTunes): Social Entrepreneurship Panel

Reflection: This is a 3-part series on iTunes-U recorded at the 2007 Achievement Summit in Washington, D.C. In this panel discussion, Wendy Kopp, Mike Feinberg, Kirsten Lodal, Jon Schnur and Billy Shore discuss their involvement with nonprofit organizations and how they are making an impact.

I made the mistake of initially thinking that this discussion was going to be related to social media. Fortunately I kept listening and found the discussion enlightening. Wendy Kopp discusses her Teach for America organization, how she founded it and how she keep s the organization moving forward.

Mike Feinberg got his start with Teach for America and turned around and founded his Knowledge is Power Program "KIPP". Now in over 100 schools across 20 states. This is a really exciting program and produce some fantastic, measurable results.