ThinkImpact Social Entrepreneurship Program

Think Impact

Case Western Reserve University's Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship and Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit have teamed up to offer an opportunity for CWRU students to identify social or environmental issues and form teams to craft an innovative solution to their chosen problem or issue. Participation in the ThinkImpact Program gives students a hands-on opportunity to closely examine a societal or environmental issue that impacts the lives of many, and think about the ways in which private, public and social sectors can collectively implement a solution that is impactful, sustainable, and scalable around the world. 

The ThinkImpact program is a global initiative to teach students about the power of social entrepreneurship. Multiple universities around the world offer the program each year and participants have the opportunity to connect with global students during each session. There may be the possibility for international travel associated with the program as well.

Throughout the program, individually or in teams, students will demonstrate their proposed solution’s impact, feasibility, sustainability, scalability or replicability, as well as its acceptability or desirability to the community or target population. Students are expected to work on this idea throughout the academic year and will acquire necessary tools, receive mentoring, and possibly funding, to help grow their social venture. Students will attend bi-weekly sessions with our international participants as well as coaching sessions with the CWRU participants.  Participants will be expected to present their solution and work in April. You will receive a stipend of $1,000 for participating in the program.

Applications for the 2022-23 ThinkImpact Program have closed. Applications for the 2023-24 ThinkImpact cohort will open in Spring 2023. 

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