Social Entrepreneurship Summit to be Held at Rutgers-Camden on Feb. 18

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CAMDEN — A conference examining how investments in social entrepreneurship can help to increase jobs and grow businesses, non-profits, and other organizations will be held at Rutgers-Camden during 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18.

“Innovation, Social Benefit, and Job Creation: The Potential of Social Entrepreneurship in South Jersey” will explore how new business models and services are helping non-profit and for-profit organizations to diversify their revenue streams and create new jobs. The conference will consider how southern New Jersey’s economy can benefit from continued social impact investments by area businesses. Sources of funding to attract and support social entrepreneurs to the region also will be discussed.

The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of South Jersey; the Rutgers-Camden Office of Economic Development; and the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

Around the world, social entrepreneurs are credited with addressing critical community needs by generating jobs, improving infrastructure, and creating sustainable solutions. The gathering of regional non-profit, business, and community leaders at Rutgers-Camden will seek to apply some of those best practices to southern New Jersey.

Source: Rutgers Today (link opens in a new window)