APTE Summit - Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship

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The APTE Summit seeks to inspire and empower individuals to use entrepreneurship and innovation to fight poverty both locally and globally. The community we foster connects students, academics, practitioners, policy makers, and community members who have the collective power to truly change the world. APTE 2013's pilot Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition and Workshop Series focused on the process of getting started and stressed utilizing your resources, networks, and talents to do something that creates meaningful, sustainable change.


IMPACT. 1: An OSU student-led Signature Event that is entirely free to attend and has showcased speakers from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Acumen Fund, Ashoka, World Bank, Inventure and Poverty Cure, among many other prestigious organizations. -- 2. Attracts more than 1000 students, community members and industry professionals annually. In 2013, the online live stream was viewed in 11 different countries and more than 450 locations nationwide. -- 3. Five teams were flown in for the pilot, national Business Plan Competition and the top 3 teams pitched live at the summit. The first and second place winners were awarded 5,000 dollars and 2,000 dollars, respectively.
OSU PARTNERS: Fisher College of Business; Business Builders Club; Wexner Center for the Arts; Wexner Medical Center; Undergraduate Student Government; Fisher Undergraduate Business Council; Fisher Diversity Grant
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Mission Throttle; Pack H20; Bartha Event Production; Webbed Interactive; Tech Columbus; Global Brigades; Thanks Be To God Foundation; Ecopreneurist
PRIMARY CONTACT: Aeliya Mohsin (mohsin.4@buckeyemail.osu.edu)



Engaged Scholars, v. 1 (2013).