What you will earn and learn!

  • Certification

    Earn the Social Entrepreneur Mindset and Skillset Certification upon successful completion!

  • Business Keywords

    Learn the business "code" and begin to develop your business skills by learning how to communicate your ideas more effectively.

  • Idea to Reality

    Learn what it will take to develop your business concept from an idea to a viable business that makes a social impact.

Run of programs

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Welcome to SE 101 - Lets Get Started!

    • How to use this course

    • SE 101 Welcome from Prof Caz!

    • Social Venture Internship

    • Getting to Know You

    • SE 101 Hints and Tips

    • SE 101 Learning Objectives and Chapters

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Meaning Makers Boot Camp Video

    • Meet Professor Caz

    • Key Mentors in the Life of Professor Caz

    • GCSEN Overview

    • Become a Meaning Maker!

    • Tiny Ripples of Hope

    • Just Imagine

    • Pretest Anxiety

    • Pretest

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Frameworks to Flywheel

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Entrepreneurial Thought and Action (ETA)

    • Creaction

    • Design Thinking

    • Lean Startup

    • OODA Loop

    • Adoption of Innovation

    • Social Enterprise Growth Stages

    • Meaning Maker Flywheel Framework

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Key Concepts Overview

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives

    • Foundational Concepts

  • 4

    Chapter 4: The Millennial Driven Economy

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Foundational Concepts

    • Millennial Demographics

    • Millennial Values and Differences in the Workplace

    • Millennials are Suffering Financially

    • Millennial Views on Capitalism and Socialism

    • Millennial Anxieties Leading to Low Business Formation Rate

    • Accelerating Pace of Change

    • Tech Trend: Nanotechnology

    • Tech Trend: Rise of the Robots

    • Millennial Career Strategies

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Entrepreneurship Concepts

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Foundational Concepts

    • History of Entrepreneurship

    • Heroes of Economic Life

    • Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice

    • Types of Entrepreneurs

    • Entrepreneurs and Failure

    • Why Startups Fail continued...

    • Fear & Mental Toughness

    • Entrepreneur Mindset

    • Be

    • Grit and Perseverance

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter 6: Social Entrepreneurship Concepts

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Foundational Concepts

    • Early History of Social Entrepreneurship

    • Modern Predecessor of Social Entrepreneurship

    • Father of Social Entrepreneurship

    • Social Entrepreneurship Growth and Definition

    • Social Entrepreneur Story: Sun Culture

    • Differentiation

    • Social Entrepreneurship is Hard!

    • Social Entrepreneur Mindset

    • Local Economies

    • Social Enterprise Growth Stages

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 7

    Chapter 7: Innovation Concepts

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Foundational Concepts

    • Evolution of Innovation

    • What is Innovation

    • Innovation Sandbox

    • Innovation Competencies

    • Innovation Competency: Association

    • Innovation Competency: Curiosity

    • Innovation Competency: Experimentation

    • Innovation Competency: Sensemaking

    • Innovation Competency: Collaboration

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 8

    Chapter 8: Social Innovation Concepts

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Foundational Concepts

    • 4P Innovation

    • Transformative Scale

    • Social Innovation

    • For Profit Social Missions

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 9

    Chapter 9: Discover Your Uniqueness

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Discover your "Ness"

    • Natural Roles

    • Personal Career Management

    • Your Social Enterprise Uniqueness

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 10

    Chapter 10: Social Problemology

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • What is Social Problemology?

    • Problem Ideation: Key Concepts

    • Problem Ideation: Tame and Wicked Problems

    • Problem Ideation: Nearby Problems

    • Problem Ideation: Local Problems

    • Problem Ideation: STAR Chart

    • Problem Ideation: Far Away Problems

    • Problem Selection

    • Problem Analysis

    • Problem Statement

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 11

    Chapter 11: Hedgehog Concept

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • The Fox and the Hedgehog

    • The Hedgehog Concept Model

    • Hedgehog Concept - Jim Collins

    • Identifying Your Niche

    • The Flywheel Effect

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

  • 12

    Golden Circle

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Start with Why

    • Golden Circle Overview

    • Kawasaki Make Meaning Framework

    • Why Are You Here?

    • The Soul of Your Business

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 13

    Social Solution

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Golden Circle - What

    • Solution Ideation

    • Solution Selection

    • Solution Design: Process

    • Solution Design: User Requirements

    • Solution Design: System Requirements

    • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

    • MVP is an Experiment

    • Designing your MVP

    • Solution Roadmap

    • Prototype Development

    • Rapid Prototyping

    • Prototypes of Well Known Products

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 14

    Chapter 14: Strategy

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Golden Circle - How

    • Evolution of Strategy

    • Blue Ocean Strategy

    • Evolving Strategy Thinking

    • Business Strategy Overview

    • High Level Business Strategy

    • Developing Your Business Strategy

    • Strategy: Develop Your Theory of Change

    • Integrating Several Business Strategy Approaches

    • Effective Strategy is Critical to Your Success

    • Functional Strategies

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 15

    Chapter 15: Marketing

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Marketing Overview

    • Marketing Framework

    • Market Segmentation

    • Customers

    • Product/Market Fit

    • Target Market Selection

    • Competitors

    • Positioning

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 16

    Chapter 16: Sales

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Sales Overview

    • Sales Process

    • Sales Pipeline

    • Face to Face Selling

    • PAM4 Negotiation

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 17

    Chapter 17: Finance

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Business Models

    • Hedgehog Concept: Economic Engine

    • Economics of One Unit (EOU)

    • Self-Financed Growth

    • Free Cash Flow

    • Creating Free Cash Flow

    • Out of Cash

    • Managing Positive Cash Flow

    • Cash Flow Statement

    • Basic Financing Alternatives

    • Small Business Financing

    • Founder, Friends, and Family Funding

    • Angel Funding

    • Venture Capital (VC) Financing

    • Impact Investors

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 18

    Chapter 18: Team

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Building a Winning Team

    • Founder's Team

    • Extended Team

    • Stages of Team Formation

    • Leadership

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 19

    Chapter 19: Planning

    • Chapter Introduction

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • Planning Overview

    • Business Plans

    • Go Forward Plan

    • Execution

    • Chapter Golden Nuggets

    • Chapter Quiz

  • 20

    Chapter 20: SE 101 Wrap-Up and SE 102 Preview

    • Chapter Learning Objectives and Topics

    • SE 102 Social Venture Formulation Toolkit Introduction

    • Business Formulation - Level 1 Certification

    • SE 102 Toolkit Chapters

    • SE 101 Feedback

    • Post Test

    • Parting Quotes

    • Congratulations!

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