Allievating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit

February 5th, 2010 
8:00am - 5:00pm


Why?  Poverty exists locally and globally!


Poverty means not having access to basic human needs – such as food and clean water. 16,000 children die each day due to hunger. Two-thirds of people in the world lack access to clean water. Poverty robs people of their dignity and limits their ability to improve their lives. 

We can use entrepreneurship to increase access to opportunities and improve the quality of life for the poor around the world. Social entrepreneurship uses business practices and innovation to create solutions to society’s problems.


What?  There are ways to solve poverty…


The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit 2010 at The Ohio State University will bring together students, professionals, and community members to connect with each other and learn about market-based approaches to solving poverty. The Summit will feature local, national, and international speakers - presenting the approaches through three perspective lenses: Policy, Academic and Practitioner. 

This event is collaboratively organized by two student organizations at The Ohio State University, the Business Builders Club and Net Impact, with key advisory support from Professor Sharon Alvarez. Free to attend and open to the public.


Fee: No


Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

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