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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Volunteer mentors available at the Patricelli Center in January/February

Volunteer mentors available at the Patricelli Center in January/February

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports students who are working on projects/ventures with social or environmental impact. To help students prepare to apply for Summer Grants (deadline February 28), pitch in the Seed Grant finals (March 1), pursue other funding sources, or simply get expert advice to advance their project/venture, the PCSE has lined up…
PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from YAF Ghana

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from YAF Ghana

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. YAF Ghana, run by Ferdinand Quayson ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Ferdinand’s second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2018. You can read his…
Student Innovation Showcase Events

Student Innovation Showcase Events

In December, students from Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center Fellowship and Startup Incubator courses will present their work in two pitch-style events. Both are free and open to the public.   Patricelli Center Fellowship mid-year showcase Tuesday, December 4 10:20-11:40 a.m. Room 108, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT RSVP to yfchen@wesleyan.edu The Patricelli Center…
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