Jon Koehmstedt via Crowdrise
November 24, 2012
I was recently selected as a candidate for the StartingBloc Institute and I need your help.
As some of you may know, I'm passionate about business and social entrepreneurship (solving problems for social good through business).One of the many things I do is organize a group in Alexandria, VA that teaches entrepreneurship to the community called the DC Metro Innovation Project. Also as the president of the Society for Businesss and Entrepreneurship I teach entrepreneurship through organizing competitions and classes on my college campus. But as you know, teaching entrepreneurship and actually making a difference are two seperate things.
I want to use my entrepreneurial talents to make a difference in the world, and not just to make money. The StartingBloc Fellowship and I both believe that creating economic value and creating social good should go hand-in-hand.
I was recently accepted into the StartingBloc Institute, a five-day transformative experience that will take place February 14 -18, 2013 in in Santa Monica, CA. During the Institute, young leaders will develop social enterprise skils, complete an innovative case-study competition, participate in sessions with industry leaders, and more. I believe that this StartingBloc Institute will be the catalyst to accelerate my career in social impact.
Please help me complete my first mission for the StartingBloc Institute: to raise my tuition of $1,000 by December 20th, 2012. Please help donate (even a few dollars help!), and aid me in making a difference in the world, creating economic value and creating social good.
Feel free to message me through this system if you'd like to discuss anything related to social innovation, or entrepreneurship in the community, etc. Thank you so much for your time and support!