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Starting your own initiatives: lessons from social entrepreneurs

May 1, 2012 in Our News, Tools for Scientists

Tekla Labs member Lina Nilsson has interviewed social entrepreneurs about their paths in developing international projects and products. Read about lessons from initiatves including WE CARE Solar and NextDrop and competitions including the Global Social Venture Competition and Big Ideas@Berkeley  in the Berkeley Science Review Spring 2012 issue:  Planting Seeds: Lessons learned from global social entrepreneurs


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You’re Invited to Our Social Entrepreneurship in Technology Symposium

April 24, 2012 in Our News

We’re hosting our first symposium!

May 1st. 12-4 pm. Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Hall, at UC Berkeley

Learn more and register for free at:


On May 1st Tekla Labs invites you to a half-day social entrepreneurship symposium featuring organizations leading the way in technology and engineering innovation. Featuring a diversity of perspectives,  including: established social ventures with a proven track record, funding organizations that support innovative social entrepreneurs, as well as up and coming initiatives from UC Berkeley students.
Find out about funding opportunities,  methodologies and support for social enterprises in science & technology.
Learn from success stories of student-initiated social enterprises in science and technology.


Teju Ravilochan, co-founder of the Unreasonable Institute -
Tessa Finlev, Institute for the Future -
Evan Steiner – Hub Bay Area -
John Danner, Professor in The Haas School of Business -
Dr. Hal Aronson, co-founder of WE CARE Solar -
Gautham Venugopalan, President of Future Scientist -