Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship

The School of Business delivers initiatives that strengthen organizations, build entrepreneurial leaders and catalyze social innovation. Our commitment to positive change is reflected in PSU's membership of the prestigious Ashoka U Changemaker Campus consortium.

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Elevating Impact Summit

The Elevating Impact Summit is a one-day annual event where attendees experience social innovation, collide with a community of changemakers, and discover how business tools are used to address social and environmental issues in brilliant new ways.

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Elevating Impact Lab

Elevating Impact Lab is designed to activate PSU students into change agents. Over one weekend, you'll work with mentors from the community, faculty and staff to experience innovation in action and grow your entrepreneurial skills. You'll build a team, develop, refine, test and pitch a business concept.

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Publications

The School of Business authors award-winning publications on teaching, learning, launching and evaluating in the quickly-evolving field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

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Student Organizations

Develop professional skills and build relationships with community partners through a variety of industry-engaging, experiential leadership opportunities.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Graduate Student Organizations

 

Guillaume Bureth

Featured Alumni:
Guillaume Bureth

Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
Graduate Certificate, '18

CSR Consultant, France

Featured Alumni:
Alex Gamboa Grand

Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
Graduate Certificate, '16

Co-Founder, Good Intent

Hugh Neri

Featured Alumni:
Hugh Neri

Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
Undergraduate Certificate, '17

COO & Head of Design, Nexgarden

Connect With Us

Sandra Morris
Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
samorris@pdx.edu

Abby Chroman
Program Manager, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
achroman@pdx.edu

For general inquiries, please email impactentrepreneurs@pdx.edu.

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