Past Event

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop for High School Students

July 22, 2018 - July 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Amman

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop for High School Students will be led by Heejin (Irene) Koo and Justice Betty from the Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE).

Application Deadline: July 8, 2018

Date: Sunday, July 22 - Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Columbia Global Centers | Amman

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Justice Betty

Justice Betty graduated summa cum laude with a BA in social sciences from Sciences Po and a BA in political science from Columbia University. She has volunteered on over a dozen political campaigns, spoke at political conventions, and founded a civic entrepreneurship startup. At Columbia, she served as vice president of the Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE), the student representative on the Columbia Alumni Association 2023 Task Force, a volunteer coach for Youth for Debate, Columbia representative to the United Nations Youth Forum, and an organizer for Columbia’s first women’s conference, She Opened the Door

Irene heejin

Heejin (Irene) Koo is a student at Columbia College majoring in economics and currently serves as the president of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE). As part of CORE, Irene has led tech treks, organized faculty dinners, and spearheaded the fall high school social entrepreneurship conference and 6-week course in partnership with the Double Discovery Center at Columbia College. On campus, she is also the advisory board director of One for the World and conducts research with the Earth Institute.

In today's interconnected, rapidly advancing society, innovation and entrepreneurship are becoming increasingly important. Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE) is seeking to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs by working with Columbia Global Centers | Amman to introduce high school students to social entrepreneurship through a summer workshop. 

This 5-day workshop will be held as part of the Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series and will give students the opportunity to:

  • Apply an entrepreneurial way of thinking to yield social impacts
  • Become familiar with the commonly used business model canvas and funding terms
  • Speak to founders in New York City and San Francisco about global entrepreneurship
  • Complete pitch decks and pitch their ideas

Participants will explore issues in different areas, such as environment, health, and education, and examine solutions through social entrepreneurship. Students will also be studying the business models of startups such as Uncharted Power, FEED Project, and other ventures by Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs.

About CORE:
Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE) is a student-run organization, working to inspire, educate, and launch the next generation of student entrepreneurs. CORE organizes a wide range of initiatives; these include on-campus speaker events, global tech treks, startup accelerators, startup internship programs and much more.