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. 

Starting January 2023, Ahmed M. Badr, Ed.M. is the Interim Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Learn more about Ahmed here.

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Announcing the 2023 Patricelli Center New Venture Award Winners 

Kekeli Logoh ’23, AquaRoots 

Romy Beckman ’25, Pazu Productions  

Eliana Bloomfield ’25, Concussion Box  

See here for all finalists and venture summaries.  



Announcing the 2023 New Venture Awards: three $5,000 grants for new student ventures!

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Patricelli Center Announces 2023 New Venture Award Winners

  Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 PCSE New Venture Awards (formerly Seed Grants).  These student-led social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center.  Recipients were selected from a pool…

2/14 Newsletter

Latest News The Allbritton Center Welcomes 3 New Faculty/Staff Members: Ahmed Badr: Interim Director for the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy Briana Bellinger-Dawson: Coordinator of Community Participation at the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Jacqueline Rabe Thomas: Koepell Journalism Fellow The Patricelli Center New Venture Awards (NVA), formerly…
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