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SXSW 2018

Coffee & College: Brewing Social Entrepreneurship

What if college students were given opportunities to be entrepreneurs without the great risk? What if business growth and social impact were intertwined? This panel will explore unique models for workforce training and development in Philadelphia through public-private partnerships, with a focus on Saxbys, which runs a first in the country program in collaboration with universities and cities to teach students, homeless people, those formerly incarcerated and veterans entrepreneurial skills.

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  1. How can public-private partnerships drive growth and address social issues in cities?
  2. What do entrepreneurs need to build business models that create positive social change and profit?
  3. How can we provide college students with the skills and training they need to be prepared for their careers?



Julia Reusch, Sr Mgr Community Investment, Comcast/NBCUniversal

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social Impact
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced
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