Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship Idea Incubator Workshop – November 6, 2009
Unite For Sight’s Founder and CEO will hold a ½-day idea incubator workshop in New Haven, Connecticut. The workshop focuses on effective healthcare delivery and the importance of best practices in global health, successful strategies of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, metrics and measuring outcomes, and mentoring and guidance on how to establish new initiatives and organizations. The workshop will be a small, intimate forum with a limited capacity of no more than 9 participants. Application instructions and complete details can be seen here.
Who: University students and young professionals are eligible to apply, including undergraduates, public health students, medical students, law students, business students, as well as professionals who graduated with a university degree within the past ten years. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest and commitment to global health.
When: Friday, November 6, 1-6pm
Where: Unite For Sight headquarters in downtown New Haven (across the street from Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center)
Rolling application deadline: The first qualified applicants will be accepted.
This is the preliminary schedule, which may be subject to change.
1:00-3:00pm – Healthcare Delivery, Best Practices, and Looking Beyond Good Intentions
The workshop begins with a comprehensive discussion about the importance of best practices and the significant harm of worst practices in global health. How does one look beyond good intentions and ensure that they avoid the pitfalls? During this session, participants will learn from the lessons of successful and unsuccessful models, programs, and organizations.
3:00-4:00pm – Social Entrepreneurship
This session discusses successful strategies and models of social entrepreneurship. How do social enterprises operate, and what is the difference between charity and social entrepreneurship? Why is social entrepreneurship important in global health endeavors? Who are “invisible entrepreneurs”, and how can they be supported?
4:00-4:30pm – Metrics and Outcomes
As one develops an idea for implementation, how does one convey and measure impact? What is the difference between outcomes and outputs? Why are metrics important, and what is the role of global health research?
4:30-6:00pm – Idea Incubator
Participants learn how to start and expand new global health ideas and initiatives. What makes a great idea, and how does one transform ideas into action? What are some financial and other practical considerations? What are ideas for funding sources and funding models? This session includes a round-table discussion about the ideas of the workshop participants. The workshop participants are an impressive, diverse group who are committed to improving health and development worldwide. They are encouraged to network and collaborate.