SEPI Weekly Newsletter

Meeting Tomor | Lottery Drawing | VOLUNTEER for SBSI

Greetings SEPI Network!

Hello everyone! Thanks for checking out SEPI's Weekly Newsletter. If you are interested in joining/knowing more about us, our next open planning meeting will be tomorrow, Thur. Feb. 14th, 12pm in RH 157.


Join us, MAYBE?

Social Change Effort at Sanford

On Jan. 30, SEPI reps attended the first Spring 2013 meeting of D-SISE, and is officially on the board of the Duke Student Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship (D-SISE). Currently, we are helping craft a school-wide survey to gauge interests and needs for students interested in social entrepreneurship. These tools will help ensure that Sanford has empirical evidence to seek greater investment in Sanford's S.E. resources.


Meanwhile, a new Sanford student-led social innovation incubator is developing, and passionate Sanford students are ready to tackle real-world problems and contribute to innovation conversations at Sanford (more information will be provided).

Want to get involved with D-SISE? Interested in hands-on survey design? Contact Jenn.rimbach@gmail.com.



Lottery Drawing: calling first years!

Interested in meeting and networking with Fuqua's Net Impact board and Sustainable Business and Social Impact conference speakers/employers? Mixer Tuesday, Feb. 19, 8:30pm. Send your name via email with "SBSI Lottery to csh30@duke.edu. One name will be drawn on Feb. 14th, 12pm in Rubenstein 157.

Check out the SBSI Conference info and awesome VOLUNTEER OPP!

Join us again this year on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. Registration (free for students) is available on our website: http://bit.ly/DukeSBSI2013. We have a fantastic line-up of panels and speakers, so we hope that you can contribute to these discussions!

You’re invited!

Wednesday, February 20th


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Fuqua School of Business, Duke University


VOLUNTEER Opp for SBSI: We're looking for some people just to give an hour here or there to help make the event a success!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmT3U5ojoZJTdHF2ZTJxZ0Zib0txeFJJRUt4ZFp5blE&usp=sharing


Hosted by the Duke MBA Net Impact Club in partnership with the
Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)
and the Center for Energy, Development and Global Environment (EDGE)


The Duke Conference on Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) aims to educate and inspire students and Triangle-area professionals on rapidly evolving opportunities to create positive and sustainable change. The conference brings together over 40 speakers from the public, private and social sectors on 12 panels to discuss ways to use innovative business models, partnerships and ideas to break the mold and look “Beyond the Bottom Line” at new opportunities.

Attendees will explore current issues and challenges through keynote addresses, networking sessions and thought-provoking panels organized into four tracks: Finance, Social, Sustainability and Technology. The full conference schedule and registration can be found at our website: http://bit.ly/DukeSBSI2013.


Last year you were part of the 375 guests that we hosted. We hope that you can join us again on February 20th!


Questions? Please contact the conference Co-Directors: Kirsten Hagfors or Daniel Norber.

Social Media for Social Entrepreneurship!

SEPI will be launching new media outlets to improve our presence and the visibility of SE-themed topics. LinkedIn, Facebook and E-Newsletter are all in the works. Look out for these invitations to come. Social media savvy? contact Candace candace.hewitt@duke.edu or Lin lin.lin.wang@duke.edu.


Our mission is to provide opportunities for and leverage the skills of our members through leadership, education, and experience in social entrepreneurship and policy within the Duke community.