Tag Archive: Social Innovation

Professor Lisa Servon Interviewed by PBS Newshour on Check Cashing Businesses and the ‘Underbanked’


Recently, Professor Lisa Servon was interviewed by PBS’s Newshour to discuss  check cashing businesses and the underserved or ‘underbanked’. The video can be viewed in its entirety below: Video She was also interviewed by the ‘American Banker’ on the subject. The article can be read here.  

NPM Alumnus Adrienne Rochetti CEO of Akimbo


NPM Alumnus Adrienne Rochetti is the co-founder and CEO of Akimbo. Previously, she served as the Director of Business Development for Let All The Children Play Foundation and also worked in Global Business Development for the NBA. Recently she has been featured in two blogs, both focused on innovation. Her first article for Women 2.0 titled …

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A New Lunch Option Offers Food for Though

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Project winners of The New Challenge, Drive Change is gaining recognition. Check out the article written in Brooklyn Based. We love food trucks because they promise a delicious break from the monotony of another sad desk lunch. Jordyn Lexton looked at our city’s mobile meal options and saw vehicles for social empowerment, so she started …

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Reminder New Challenge – Info Sessions Sept 10 and 11

How would you use $10,000 in funding to support your world-changing ideas? Apply to New Challenge to take your ideas to the next level. New Challenge is a funding, mentorship, and learning opportunity for students from across the university with ideas who want to make a difference in the world. Winners will receive awards up to $10,000 to …

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EPSM Student Caroline Razook wins Start Something that Matters fellowship


Congratulations to Caroline Razook, EPSM student, who has won the Start Something that Matters fellowship (set up by founder of TOM’s shoes) and was a semi-finalist at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge for her innovative project Umbrellas for Water. The Start Something Foundation gives grants for student social entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.

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