Cheryl Kiser

Kicking Off the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit in London

I am honored and excited to be invited back for a second year to kick off the Global Entrepreneurship Leadership (GEL) Summit in London tomorrow. The Lewis Institute’s relationship with GEL and their founding organization WildHearts is emblematic of the kinds of relationships we cultivate to stay connected with how social innovation plays out in…

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Cheryl Kiser

Big D Tapping into the Entrepreneurial Spirit

A week ago we launched eProv Studio as part of Babson’s Social Innovation Lab. Our first engagement was with a room of enthusiastic, creative, highly engaged and curious 50+ year olds at a pre-conference session for The Institute for the Ages’ Seventh Annual Conference on Positive Aging in Sarasota, Florida. At eProv Studio we believe…

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Combating Human Trafficking Through a Business Lens

Christina Bain runs the Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Babson Social Innovation Lab. January 1st marked the beginning of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a month where anti-trafficking consciousness is given a spotlight here in the United States.  But human trafficking is a global crisis. According to the International…

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A Prescription for the Nation’s Health? Yep, a Dose of ET&A

By Nate Garvis, Social Innovation Fellow at The Lewis Institute and Founder of Naked Civics, LLC. Ask just about any doctor out there and they will tell you that somewhere around 80 percent of your healthcare outcome occurs from elements that happen outside of their office. In other words, our nation’s progress on a healthier…

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Taking the Pulse of Entrepreneurship in Scotland

I recently returned from the WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leader Conference in Scotland – the first global conference on entrepreneurship held there – and as I try to find words to describe the experience what keeps coming is simply, SPECTACULAR. I was there to talk about ET&A – communicating our fundamental belief that entrepreneurship can be…

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Rachel Greenberger

You Can’t Eat Online

I’m asked a lot:  “When are you going to take what you do online?” At Food Sol, everything we do is through relationships. We believe that creating inside of a community is more resource-efficient than flying solo, and that the most effective communities share a common spirit and desire to gather face-to-face. That said, the…

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Cheryl Kiser at the WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference

We are thrilled to share that Cheryl Kiser will be speaking tomorrow and Thursday at the WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a charity operating in 40 countries, WildHearts empowers entrepreneurs everywhere. They see entrepreneurship as the leading force of social change – so who better to partner with than Babson, the…

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Defining Social Innovation

What gets us out of bed every morning here at The Lewis Institute is a driving desire to use entrepreneurship to change the world for the better. We believe that Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® is one of the best assets the world has to tackle societal issues, and want to put these tools into the…

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Can Entrepreneurial Thinking Make us Safer?

By Nate Garvis, Social Innovation Fellow at The Lewis Institute and Founder of Naked Civics, LLC. What do you do when you’re faced with an ambiguous and unknowable situation; one where the old playbook doesn’t quite apply? You stop planning and get into action. Or, in Babson speak, you jump into Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®.…

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Cheryl Kiser

Honoring Len Schlesinger: Chief Changemaker

Babson is a unique community that regularly attracts people looking to make a significant change in the status quo. Tapping into our entrepreneurial spirit, many of us in the Babson Community are oriented toward seeing things differently and discovering new outcomes to existing dilemmas—both on and off campus. The Lewis Institute celebrates these Changemakers and…

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