Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship identifies areas of opportunity for the ambitious entrepreneur to invest and build a business that will contribute to the welfare of society while also being a profitable venture. Scott Shane, PhD, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, is currently researching how entrepreneurs discover and evaluate opportunities, assemble resources and design organizations. Shane is the first Research Fellow for the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and is investigating the ways training helps entrepreneurs sculpt their elevator pitches to improve their chances of getting investment capital. Michael Goldberg, assistant professor of design and innovation, is an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader whose MOOC, "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies," has attracted over 100,000 students from 190 countries and has been translated into 13 languages. "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies" is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.


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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Learn about entrepreneurship outside of well-developed entrepreneurial ecosystems like Silicon Valley in Michael Goldberg’s MOOC, Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies.

Beyond Silicon Valley

The Beyond Silicon Valley podcast shares the success stories of entrepreneurs in transitioning economies all around the world to demonstrate how others can create and support a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem outside of Silicon Valley.