CBEY Entrepreneurship Team
The Yale Center for Business and Environment is seeking applications to hire four student research assistants to join the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship Team.
The Yale Center for Business and Environment is seeking applications to hire four student research assistants to join the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship Team. This team supports the development of student business models that turn creative solutions to environmental and social challenges into scalable commercial solutions, and engages students across the campus at every level of social and environmental entrepreneurship through a variety of opportunities. More about these programs here.
This student team works with CBEY staff to collaborate with organizations across campus to engage students across the board in social and environmental entrepreneurial activities. We support a wide range of students – from those who want to learn about innovative thinking, to those developing new ventures that create balanced social, environmental and economic value through integrating sustainability more fully into the core the operations and mission. The team works in the following areas:
- Prizes & Events
- Workshops & Classes
- Outreach & Alumni Engagement
- Cross-campus Strategy
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship Team Positions:
- Entrepreneurial Prizes Coordinator (Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize/Sobotka Seed Stage Grants)
- Bright Lights Green Sights Coordinator
- Climate Change Entrepreneurship Coordinator
- External Partnerships & Mentorship Coordinator
Entrepreneurial Prizes Coordinator
The entrepreneurship program at CBEY administers significant funding support through the Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grants and the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize to develop and enhance connections for student entrepreneurs on campus.
The goal of the program is to support student and faculty efforts to start an environmentally oriented for-profit business culminating in a winner-take-all cash prize of $25,000. This program includes a speaker series, professional development workshops, and mentoring led by experienced practitioners. The program also includes the "Sabin Prize Speaker Series," which brings ecoprenuers to campus to discuss the challenges of starting-up and managing an environmental business venture. This student will assist in the event management, application management and program planning for the $10,000 and $25,000 winner-take-all Yale competitions.
Bright Lights Green Sights Coordinator
Bright Lights, Green Sights is a speaker series that highlights voices of underrepresented leaders in sustainable entrepreneurship. The series seeks to expand popular understandings of sustainability beyond natural resource issues, and features change makers working to simultaneously reach long-term environmental, social, and financial goals.
The goal of the speaker series to bring diverse voices to campus, and facilitate opportunities for students to engage with the speakers through speaker events, small group meetings and podcasts. To learn more and see what Bright Lights Green Sights 2016-2017 offered, visit: http://cbey.yale.edu/programs-research/bright-lights-green-sights. This student will assist in identifying & recruiting inspiring at least 4 speakers to come to campus during the year. They will be the point person for each speaker, planning & executing the speaker event, small group discussion & podcast recording.
Climate Change Entrepreneurship Coordinator
With the current administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change agreement, we are in a critical time for individuals and business to step up and take action. At CBEY, we believe that entrepreneurs have an unlocked potential to help slow down, and maybe even reverse, the effects of climate change. We are proposing a focused effort on Climate Change Entrepreneurship at CBEY to provide opportunities for students to explore, experiment and implement innovative solutions on the local and global level.
This new initiative will include a speaker series, accelerator/hackathon, seed stage funding and communications. The student will assist in designing the new initiative, identifying & recruiting speakers, supporting the design and execution of a 1-day hackathon, and work with campus partners to offer seed stage funding for innovative climate change solutions.
Please direct any questions about the above opportunities to Cass Walker
To apply for one of the above (or any other) positions, click HERE