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The Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation empowers current students, alumni, and members of the general public in various industries and geographical locations to formulate new business ideas and develop socially responsible innovations for their new or existing organizations.

The Center supports individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop organizations that align economic, social, and environmental goals, and guides them in generating economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion.

The Center’s goals include educational services integrated with academic programs in a variety of disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), arts, social sciences, and health, among others.

The Center also produces research in entrepreneurship and innovation focusing on organizations that align economic, social, and environmental goals.


New Venture Incubator
The Center’s objectives include offering a virtual New Venture Incubator course to interested participants, including current students, alumni, and members of the general public, who have career interests in various industries and diverse academic backgrounds or work experiences.

In the virtual New Venture Incubator course, participants can advance their new business ideas to develop for-profit or nonprofit organizations by completing online sessions supported by a community-based interactive approach.

Themes in the virtual New Venture Incubator course include:

   - developing entrepreneurial ingenuity
   - sources of capital
   - formulating the business model, mission, and vision of the organization
   - taking the business online
   - community entrepreneurial solutions
   - social and environmental responsibility

Mission
We support diverse individuals to formulate innovative business ideas and design socially-responsible sustainable enterprises by developing existing businesses (intrapreneurship) and/or launching new organizations (entrepreneurship). We develop research and provide educational services that enrich academic programs and career opportunities in multiple disciplines. We guide and empower our participants to develop organizations that align economic, social, and environmental goals, with the purpose of generating economic prosperity combined with environmental sustainability and social inclusion.

Vision
We seek to develop future generations of diverse entrepreneurs through innovative scholarship and educational services, as an international leader in research and pedagogy supporting environmentally responsible and socially inclusive entrepreneurship.

Ana SiqueiraCenter’s Director
Ana Siqueira, PhD, is Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A specialist in entrepreneurship, strategic management, international business, and management of technology and innovation, Dr. Siqueira has published her research in the Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Business Venturing, among others listed on Google Scholar. She is a co-founder of Reframery, an online platform that empowers diverse individuals in various countries to develop socially and environmentally responsible organizations. Dr. Siqueira holds a PhD in management from the University of Cambridge