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A Sandbox of Entrepreneurship - Adapting an Indian Model for Massachusetts
IITSINE in Collaboration with TIE-Social Entrepreneurship SIG presents

A Sandbox of Entrepreneurship - Adapting an Indian Model for Massachusetts

Want to

* Learn about innovative entrepreneurial opportunities to create social impact in local US communities?
* Learn how the Hubli Sandbox, supported by the Deshpande Foundation, has created successful social impact in rural Karnataka?
* Find out how you can get engaged helping create social change in your own backyard?
* Discover the successful Deshpande Foundation Innovation model that got the attention of President Obama?

This event is for you!

Panelists:

* Nishith Acharya, Executive Director, Deshpande Foundation
* Todd Fry, Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Sandbox Initiative
* Jennifer Green, Program Director, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, New England Region
* Theresa Park, Director of Economic Development, City of Lowell
* College Student Entrepreneur, TBA

The “Sandbox” model focuses on building an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship that boosts the economic vitality and quality of life in a defined region. After 5 years of building a sandbox in Hubli, Karnataka, the Deshpande Foundation has launched the effort in Lowell and Lawrence. Come hear about the plans to implement the Sandbox model adapting from the successes in India. Find out how you can participate and support the effort.

Date: 05/02/2011
Location: 4-237, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: $ 12

Web: http://boston.tie.org/TGS/EM/viewevent/viewEventPT?id_event=5513&from_where=chapter_homepage

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