TEDxUF Club: Exploring Social Entrepreneurship With UF Enactus
For our last TEDxUF Club meeting of the school year, we had the pleasure of teaming up with UF Enactus, a "social entrepreneurship organization composed of academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world." During the meeting, we dove into the idea of social entrepreneurship, as well as the the topics of non-profit motivations, giving to your community, listening in order to understand needs, and creating sustainable social change.
The talk we watched was "Poverty, money -- and love" by Jessica Jackley. She talks about how microloans can empower people experiencing poverty.
Then, we discussed:
Why do you think it is important to listen to people in the community before even beginning to plan a project?
What role do you think empowerment plays in making sustainable change? Do you think donations contribute or work against this goal?
Do you think social entrepreneurship projects are entirely replicable in different settings?
We look forward to seeing you at our club meetings next school year! And we can’t wait to see you at our annual Art Showcase on March 16 at First Magnitude, as well as our TEDxUF conference on March 24 at the Hippodrome and Satellite Venue at Bryan Hall.
A special thanks goes to our logistics director Alex Camacho and UF Enactus for leading the discussion and being a part of this event!