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Twitter Roundup: January 21 – Changemaking degrees, crowdfunding and LinkedIn startups

   /   Jan 21st, 2011Education, News

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week:

Must read if you are hiring: 10 tips for entrepreneurs & #socent to build great teams @FortuneMagazine #hr

Get some advice on what works and what doesn’t when building an entrepreneurial team that’s headed for long-term success. Craig Driscoll, recruiting partner at Highland Capital Partners, lays out the best hiring practices in detail for Fortune magazine. His plan is helpful to new start-ups as well as established ones, as it shares tips relevant for any stage of the game.

SocialEarth presents a comprehensive list of links to currently-available fellowships, grants, crowdfunding online platforms, venture capitalists, conferences, networking events, “do-good” banks or loan providers, and locality-specific funding organizations that can offer support to your social innovation projects.

RT @newprofit: NYU Reynolds Program is offering $50,000 graduate fellowships for visionary social entrepreneurs. #socent

Get a degree in changemaking: applications are still open for generously-funded graduate programs in New York University’s Catherine B. Reynold’s Program in Social Entrepreneurship. The program boasts perks such as access to influential leaders in the field of social innovation, exposure to cutting-edge research and scholarship, a wealth of interdisciplinary classes, and skill-building workshops.

Acumen Fund case study, "Market Minded Development," in #SSIR #socent #bopbiz
Acumen Fund

The Stanford Social Innovation Review examines and analyzes the work of Acumen’s coalition with Sumitomo Chemical, ExxonMobil, and UNICEF to identify an African partner capable of locally manufacturing and distributing a long-lasting insecticide-treated malaria net.

If you link it, they will come. Lewis Howes shares his story of creating a business almost solely through LinkedIn. His steps to bring in cash: create a LinkedIn Group around a topic, build a blog off the site, provide a weekly newsletter with industry information, then launch a paid partner site and member association.

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