Have a passion and purpose for making the world better? The EC offers the SERVE:
Social Impact program to support on-campus and community entrepreneurs, specifically
in the social impact space! This includes free services, events, programs and coaching
to entrepreneurs whose mission and activities are designed to do business for good
and benefit communities and individuals who need it most.
Free coaching sessions to support social enterprise business owners with two EIRs!
Millie Chu Millie specializes in determining for-profit vs. nonprofit business formation; starting
or scaling a social enterprise; and sustainability for social impact businesses. Millie Chu bio
The EC partnered with Build Institute to offer their 9-week virtual Build Social Impact training program in 2022. It was designed to train, develop, and coach social entrepreneurs in the
Washtenaw County small business community. By empowering local entrepreneurs to affect
real change in their communities, the program helps bolster the growing social entrepreneurship
movement in our area. It follows a 9-week timeline and offers a curriculum with a
strong focus on double and triple bottom line business practices.
What is social entrepreneurship?
Social entrepreneurship is any pursuit of a social mission using commercial means.
Who should apply to this training program?
Applications closed in March, and 12 cohort members were chosen.