Founded in 2011, the PCSE is Wesleyan's  home for leadership, entrepreneurship, and social impact.


Introducing: Patricelli Center Community Portal

The Portal is a comprehensive space for all PCSE resources, ventures, and community members.

To access the Venture & Funding Directories, email PCSE Director Ahmed Badr (

Announcing the 2024 Patricelli Center New Venture Award Winners 


Priyanshu Pokhrel '26 & Nikita Paudel

  • Pyari empowers women and girls in Syangja, Nepal, by ensuring that every menstruator has a dignified period regardless of their socio-economic status.

Rebeca Trevino '24

  • The Mudanza Dance Project will provide a series of weekly dance workshops in Vickery Meadows, an immigrant / refugee community in Dallas, Texas.

Diana Kimojino ‘25 & Kyle Roshankish '24

  • The Nailepu Foundation aims to build the next generation of financially independent women in Maasai Land, Kenya.


See here for all finalists and venture summaries.  



Announcing the 2024 New Venture Awards: three $6,000 grants for new student ventures!

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