This week we’re sharing a post from Columbia Entrepreneurships featuring social entrepreneurship at SIPA.
“From easing refugee crises and setting up 911 systems in developing countries, to neonatal monitors and cause-based tourism, Columbia social entrepreneurs from across campus are taking what they learn in the classroom and going out to make the world a better place.
Here’s a look at five startups to have come out of Columbia’s School of Public and International Affairs (SIPA), a school whose dedication to innovation and real-world impact make it a magnet for students looking to solve problems around the globe. Click through to read about their journeys.
Eat Offbeat – NYC
Eat Offbeat delivers authentic and home-style ethnic meals that are conceived, prepared and delivered by refugees resettled in NYC.
Mobis – Brazil
Mobis is a nonprofit social venture devoted to spread of democratic civic education to Brazilian high schools.
Five One Labs – Iraq
Five One Labs is a start-up incubator that helps refugees and conflict-affected entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in the Middle East.
Agratam India – India
Agratam India, founded by Akshay Verma ’13SIPA, is a social venture committed to promoting equitable development and providing viable income generating opportunities in rural economies.
Visit.org – Global
Visit.org is the world’s leading platform for social impact travel experiences: you can book immersive experiences and know that revenue will be invested back in the local community through the host do-good organization.”
About Columbia Entrepreneurship
Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design (“Columbia Entrepreneurship”) was founded in the summer of 2013 at the direction of University President Lee C. Bollinger and the University Board of Trustees to support, invigorate, accelerate, and motivate the Columbia community’s programs and culture around innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.