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Welcome to Fordham Social Innovation! 

Fordham's Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and community members working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. Its newsletter serves to provide you with information and resources to get involved with various on- and off-campus initiatives that serve these missions.

Here's a preview of what's happening:
~ Alternative Investments Spotlight
~ Next Generation Mobility Challenge
~ Social Innovation Symposium
~ TrepCon 2017


Pitch Contest: Talk Trash City

Trashy start-ups compete for a crowd-funded cash prize. Attendees vote on the pitch that best demonstrates its ability to help NYC reach zero waste to landfills by 2030.

More about the event can be found in the link above.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 - 9:30pm
Where: ReVision Lounge and Gallery, 219 Avenue B, New York, NY

Want to go, but not alone? Email us at and we will see if we can connect you with members from our network!

Entrepreneurial Law Alumni Council, Entrepreneur Affinity Group, and Entrepreneur Law Society Luncheon

Panel discussion moderated by:
Karl Kilb '95, ELAC East Coast Chair
CEO, Boloro Global Limited
Andy Hinton '95, ELAC West Coast Chair
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Google, Inc. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fordham Law School
Room 3-04 (Third Floor)
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023 

RSVP by email to

Spotlight on Internships in Alternative Investments

AIC is hosting a Spotlight on Internships in Alternative Investments. The event will host a panel style discussion with upperclassmen who have held internships across venture capital, private equity, endowments, hedge funds, etc. This event is highly recommended to the freshmen and sophomores who are interested in obtaining coveted internships.  You will also have the opportunity to network with juniors and seniors. Dress code is casual. 

Register here

When: Tue, Feb. 7, 5:30-6:30 PM
Where: Fordham University, Flom Auditorium

Embedded, Embedding: Artist Residencies, Urban Placemaking and Social Practice

Residency Unlimited (RU) is pleased to collaborate with the New School/Parsons MFA Fine Arts Program on presenting the day-long symposium Embedded, Embedding: Artist Residencies, Urban Placemaking and Social Practice,curated by Livia Alexander.

Whether focused on social practice, creative placemaking, or industry collaborations, residencies today provide important models of support for artists in all these areas. Through panel discussions, spotlight presentations and audience exchanges, the symposium aims to thoughtfully and critically examine the connecting and diverging points between the needs of communities, artists’ needs for materials and professional support, and those commissioning and underwriting such initiatives.

Join us for a timely event of lively discussions and stimulating exchanges.
Friday, February 10, 2017 
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 
The New School/Parsons 
55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

Register here

Next Generation Mobility Challenge

Using a highly interactive design thinking process, students will compete in interdisciplinary teams to dream up products, services, and technologies related to mobility that will promote equity and opportunity for some of society's most vulnerable populations. 

BEST PART: The winning team will bring their idea to life in a paid summer internship with Toyota’s innovation partners! 

Challenge hosted at NYU on February 10


Please join us for the 7th Annual Social Innovation Symposium, the premier event showcasing New York City's social enterprise community! 

The 2017 Symposium, "Businesses of Tomorrow: Toward Social, Economic & Environmental Sustainability" will address the many ways in which public, private and nonprofit entities are turning imminent global challenges into today's opportunities. 

Please visit our website at for the full schedule and up-to-the-minute updates!

When: Fri, February 10, 2017, 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Where: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life | 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

Essex Street Market Presents: Winter DayLife at Lowline Lab


DayLife brings the best of the Lower East Side together in one spot, but since the great outdoors aren’t an option come mid-winter, we’re hosting our second annual Winter DayLife event at the Lowline Lab

This event features everyone's favorite food and drink vendors from Essex Street Market, just across the street from the Lowline Lab. Grab your favorite fare and sample the best of Essex Street Market -- from pastries, to pickle dogs, to giant prosciutto sandwiches -- all in the Lowline's virtual outdoor reality space.

Winter DayLife will now take place on Sunday, February 12th from 11am-5pm.


TrepCon is the premier entrepreneurship conference at Fordham University, presented by Fordham Entrepreneurship Society and the Gabelli School of Business. TrepCon 2017 is Fordham’s sixth annual Entrepreneurship Conference and will bring together over 250+ students, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry experts, and community members for a series of workshops, interactive panels, keynote addresses, and networking events.

When: Sat, February 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Where: Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center | 140 West 62nd Street New York, New York 10023


Global Health and Innovation Conference

With more than 2,000 professional and student participants, the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, is the world’s largest and leading global health conference, as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. Click here for more information about attending or presenting at the conference, or contact Lanch McCormick of Unite for Sight.

April 22-23 at Yale University

Social Innovation Collaboratory Student Opportunities

The opportunities at the FSIC are going fast! These opportunities are entry level and a low time commitment. If you demonstrate the ability to show up and fulfill the role, higher leadership roles can become available.
Please explore the link above and complete the form to indicate your interest.

Join the Ashoka U Team

In 2008, Ashoka U launched as a program of Ashoka, because after three decades of working with leading social entrepreneurs (over 3,000 in 70 countries), they realized that far more changemakers were needed to become the architects of a sustainable and flourishing society.

Both internships and full time positions can be explored in the link above.


$2,000 travel stipends and hotel
$250,000 in grants and scholarships
Networking and entrepreneurship workshops in Minnesota
~these are just a few of the things you could gain by being a part of E-FEST~
Undergraduates: Get Your Team Together
More information about the event can be found in the link above. 
Applications for this opportunity are due after February 17th!

If you would like to work with the Social Innovation Collaboratory to develop an innovative and impactful application, please email us at!

Will the Money Flow?

All you need to know about Financing Sustainable Development.
If you are looking to learn more about green finance, this is a Social Innovation Collaboratory SUGGESTED READ.
Check out resources for entrepreneurs at
We hope to see you around and look forward to a great year of innovation!
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