Strategic Advisory Board

The 7 Pillars

GCSEN was founded on a foundational blend of 7 pillars.

1. Innovation

Constant innovation of technologies, frameworks, courses and content: 


Ignacio Despujol


Kristin Backhaus


Steve Mariotti

 


Patricia G Eisner

 
John Cary

  


2. Teaching and Learning

Education of existing, emerging, and aspiring social entrepreneurs. Assures program quality and establish differentiation and competitive advantage: 

 
Stephanie Singleton


Prof. Paulo Gomes


Dr. Eric Strauss

 


Richard Berman


Charlie Lord


Bob Dean

 


Prof. Jay Rao

 

 


3. Community

Facilitating communities of social entrepreneurs within & across academic institutions. Enables lifelong social entrepreneurship learning for students and faculty: 

 
Julie Kantor

Jamie Kent
Jamie Kent

Jennifer Kushell
Jennifer Kushell

 

Georgia Beattie
Georgia Beattie

 

 


4. Thought Leadership

Influences social entrepreneurship policies and practices through thought leadership:

 Charlie Lord
Charlie Lord

Prof. Mary Kate Naatus
Prof. Mary Kate Naatus

Michael Shuman
Michael Shuman

Charles Venti

 

5. Marketing

Traditional and social media marketing approaches to increase student attraction. Increases number of students interested in social entrepreneurship:

Yana Averbukh
Yana Averbukh

  Lauren Haffers
  Lauren Birnbaum

Michael Ward
Michael Ward

 

Jamie Kent
Jamie Kent

 Flor Nájera

Jason Reuben


6. Capital Access

Provides easier and more effective access to all viable sources of startup funding. Increases capital available to student social ventures: 

 Stephen Silver
Stephen Silver

Ben Parvey
Ben Parvey

Matthew Gilmore
Matthew Gilmore

 

Mark Ferri
Mark Ferri

                 Laird Q. Cagan


7. Acceleration

Bridges learning to practice through coaching, mentoring and other business acceleration approaches. Accelerates growth and success of student social ventures, turning dreams into realized dreams:

 Cameron Mckenzie
Cameron Mckenzie

 

Len Green
Len Green

 

Bill Towell
Bill Towell

 

 

Colby Creedon