APTE’s Impact Workshop Calls Students to Act on Social Betterment Plans


The APTE (Alleviating Poverty through Entrepreneurship) Summit is a dynamic – and free – annual event that showcases how innovative leaders around the world are advancing the battle against poverty. This one day social entrepreneurship event brings together people of all walks of life who have one thing in common: they want to do good, and try to do it better.

APTE is teaming up with CoStart to encourage students to act on their ideas through an Impact Workshop Program. CoStart is Ohio State’s student run movement consisting of graduate and undergraduate students who have an interest in commercialization and entrepreneurial activities. The group was designed to facilitate student involvement in technology commercialization, help students present and explore their ideas, and boost networking capabilities between students and business leaders, venture capitalists, and the OSU community. The organization helps students take their idea from spark to start-up.

We are looking for 90 students who are serious about making a positive difference through action. We will give you the proper tools to take your ideas and vision from dreaming to game-changing.

Attend the APTE Summit on Saturday, February 9th. Get inspired. Get motivated. Get serious about being a changemaker.

Come to the Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office (TCO) at South Campus Gateway the following Monday night for an ideation session facilitated by TCO’s design team. Here you will work with other students to transform your vision into actionable solutions. Teams of multiple students will form to build these solutions over the next two weeks. Think of the possibilities. Dream big. Disrupt.

Register here to participate in the Impact Workshop.

Ecopreneurist is proud to be an official media partner for APTE 2013. The partnership resonates with our mission to provide a platform for impact organizations making a difference. Follow us as we cover the summit here on Ecopreneurist.

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Hi there! I am Priti and I specialize in strategy and communications for impact organizations that aim to create social, environmental and economic wealth for all stakeholders. Working from the ground up, I help these do-gooders craft effective programs for community engagement, outreach and profitability. Follow my work covering do-gooders, cleanweb, start-ups and Web 2.0 businesses on Ecopreneurist and at Crowdsourcing Week. I enjoy traveling with my boys, cooking up a gourmet meal from scratch and entertaining! Join my community for Social Entrepreneurs on G+ Follow me on Twitter, on LinkedIn and Google+