As our mission states, "Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism." The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship makes that mission a reality for students by teaching practical skills, building a community of changemakers, and forging pathways for student entrepreneurs and innovators. We offer a year-long 2-credit fellowship, a 6-week 0.25-credit intro course, a nonprofit board residencygrants, 1:1 advising, and more.

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Innovation Fund Report: Cardinal Community Classic

Innovation Fund Report: Cardinal Community Classic

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners.…
2018/2019 Patricelli Center Fellows Reflect on Learnings

2018/2019 Patricelli Center Fellows Reflect on Learnings

On May 7, twelve Patricelli Center Fellows gave their final presentations to an audience of peers, former Fellows, Wesleyan faculty and staff, and community members. The Patricelli Center Fellowship is a year-long, project-based, cohort-style learning opportunity for students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and social change. Some Fellows designed their own venture, while others seek pathways…
FREE Tickets to Next Gen Summit in NYC

FREE Tickets to Next Gen Summit in NYC

Attention Wes students, check out this fantastic opportunity from Next Gen: Next Gen works to support talented young entrepreneurs by giving them access to resources and energy on their journey. To continue the momentum of Wesleyan’s student entrepreneurs, Next Gen would like to invite you to Next Gen Summit 2019 [June 7-9 in NYC] as…
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