Two Indianapolis-based businesses, InnoPower and GivingSpring, are partnering with Purdue University’s Certificate for Entrepreneurship and Innovation program to provide free access to an online course on social entrepreneurship. The partners say Principles of Social Entrepreneurship is focused on “how to create profitable businesses with world-changing impact.”
The course includes more than eight hours of video content, hands-on activities, and an online community of other impact-focused leaders. The partners say the course is based on sessions from GivingSpring’s chief executive officer Dora Lutz.
”Entrepreneurship is a key to economic growth in local US economies and social entrepreneurs often serve as meaningful change agents,” said Lutz. “But to do this well, our leaders need to understand what new tools and methodologies are available. This course provides hands-on opportunity to understand and leverage those resources.”
“We recognize that to scale the innovations and impact being built by underrepresented entrepreneurs, we need to deepen our ability to leverage profitable, financially sustainable business models and reduce the dependence on grant-making organizations,” said Emil Ekiyor, chief executive officer of InnoPower. “This partnership will speed the ability for minority communities to build profitable businesses that create positive, measurable impact.”
The free program is available to any interested party through October 31. The partners say a kickoff event will be held at the Nexus Impact Center in Indianapolis.
You can learn more about the course by clicking here.