Social Enterprise using ICTs for International Development
This class is focused on social entrepreneurship and the creation of sustainable enterprises based on ICT innovations supporting community development. The class takes a broad view of entrepreneurship — including starting new businesses, non-profit initiatives and/or public sector projects. Students will begin by identifying and selecting project ideas based on their interests, experience and collaboration opportunities with external partners. They will receive feedback from experts and entrepreneurs who have launched successful ventures or projects in the developing world, including faculty from Berkeley, successful social entrepreneurs and consultants. The final deliverable will be a business plan and/or project proposal describing a product or service with a comprehensive implementation plan, including necessary partnerships, a funding/revenue model and appropriate next steps.
This course is now offered as Info 287.