The Social Innovation Incubator (SII) is currently accepting applications from qualified graduates of the PSU Business of Social Innovation online certificate. The certificate provides a deep foundation in social entrepreneurship and social innovation and serves as a pipeline for the Social Innovation Incubator. Open to both students and professionals, the certificate can be completed in less than a year. Learn more about the certificate here.
About the Incubator:
Building upon the PSU School of Business Administration’s recognized leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its curriculum, the Social Innovation Incubator (SII) assists early-stage social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in launching market-based innovations that generate systemic social and environmental benefits. In its May 2011 issue, Fast Company selected the SII as one of America’s 51 brilliant urban ideas.
The SII provides social venture startups with the "4 Cs:" Capacity gained through training in business best practices; a Community of peers, Connections to advisors, funders, volunteers and customers; and Credibility from participation and exposure. The SII welcomes participation from PSU students and faculty, as well as members of the community outside of PSU.
"Connecting to the Social Innovation Incubator opened up a community of practice within which we are able to refine our ideas, work on how we communicate our mission, and gain from the business experience of others. Social entrepreneurs really need that kind of concrete support network to fuel their vision for change."
--Anaïs Tuepker, co-founder of Preciva.