Feb. 6, 2017 by Makaela Kingsley
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 PCSE Seed Grants.
These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to innovate tourism in Thailand, build an online employment platform in Africa, reduce bottled-water consumption on college campuses, bridge the digital divide in the Philippines, connect collegiate environmentalists, reimagine women’s reproductive healthcare, normalize consent, and more. All have reported on their progress here.
The 2017 PCSE Seed Grant finalists are:
- Appalachian Scholar Project (Dennis White ’19)
- Dream Chasers (AJ Wilson ’18, Rhea Drozdenko ’18, Julian Paine)
- MindScope (Siri McGuire ’17, Taiga Araki ’17, Sarah Jammal)
- Paper Airplanes (Cheryl Hagan ’17, Bailey Ulbricht, and Muriel Carpenter)
- Rural Access (Nebiyu Daniel ’18, Emanual Fetene ’20, Momi Afelin ’19, Bethlehem Bekele ’19, Edelina Marzouk ’19, Hector Leon)
- Sisters for Empowerment and Equality (Shantelle Brown ’19, Shara-Kaye Salmon, Ieasha Crawford)
Finalists will pitch for a panel of judges on Friday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Wesleyan’s Boger Hall, Room 112. Pitches are open to the public and will be broadcast live on Wesleyan’s Facebook page.