New College students host inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Conference

From Herald Tribune. com .  September 21, 2019

Event explores social entrepreneurship — a business approach that emphasizes using profits to implement solutions to social, cultural and environmental issues.

Two Sarasota college students founded a conference to open up a conversation about a new way to conduct business — making a profit while changing the world.

Daniel Schell, 20, and Emiliano Espinosa, 23, launched the inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Conference (SECON) at New College of Florida. Over a dozen business leaders spoke about social entrepreneurship — a business approach that emphasizes using profits to implement solutions to social, cultural and environmental issues.

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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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