Startups for Social Entrepreneurs (Certificate Only) with Dr. Kristin Joos

Course Content from Youth Venture
Course Number: ENTR101
Course Duration 5 Months

No Subscription Required

The Startups for Social Entrepreneurs program was created as a practical opportunity to help students launch a social venture that addresses a social, environmental, or economic problem. Students will work through a 12 topic course focused on Venture Planning for Social Entrepreneurs.

During the Venture Planning course students will read interesting book chapters and articles on social entrepreneurship and business, and will work to create, hone, and present on a venture of their choosing. Students are encouraged to contribute their diverse experiences, interests, and knowledge when creating and developing their plans, each step of which will be submitted to the learning management system and evaluated by the course creator, Dr. Kristin Joos. The course is designed to provide students with the information & resources needed to become Changemakers.

All assignments and readings are structured as a complement to real world action in progressing your ventures. They will require you to push yourself and your peers forward in both understanding and in courage through recognizing the state of your cause of choice, imagining a new way forward, and creating a new opportunity.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! This new certificate is available only through StraighterLine.

This program tuition includes:

  • Startups for Social Entrepreneurship course
  • The required custom course pack for ENTR101 (a value of over $65) which students can keep forever
  • 5 months of course access (a $494 value)
  • Upon successful completion students will earn a "Social Entrepreneurship Certificate" awarded by Youth Venture.

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Dr. Kristin Joos|University of Florida

Dr. Kristin Joos is the Director of the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability High School Summer Program at the University of Florida, the only summer program in existence where college bound high school students learn and practice the skills of successful business and community leaders, while being inspired to solve social, environmental, and economic  problems.

In 2005 she brought Social Entrepreneurship to UF and founded the Innovative Sustainability & Social Impact (ISSI) Initiative in the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Warrington College of Business at UF. Her research and applied interests center around  social entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, service learning & community service, civic engagement and creating positive social change. Kristin is passionate about teaching and empowering students to use the skills & strategies of business to create innovative & sustainable solutions to social, environmental, and economic problems locally and around the world.

In 2006 Kristin was named Service Learning Professor of the Year at UF, because of the community service she requires her students to do. In fact, in 2012 her students used NobleHour to track more than 11,000 hours of service totaling more than 2/3 of President's Goal of 1 Million minutes of service for all UF students. She is the author of Don't Just Count Your Hours, Make Your Hours Count: The Essential Guide to Volunteering & Community Service. For the 2011-2012 academic year, Kristin served as a Sustainability Fellow at UF. In 2013 she was awarded the UF Sustainable Solutions Award for Academics (i.e. Sustainability Professor of the Year).

Kristin partners with Ashoka's Youth Venture, the Echoing Green Foundation's Work on Purpose project, and B-Labs, the organization behind B-Corporations to create opportunities for students.

About Youth Venture

Ashoka’s Youth Venture aims to help an entire generation of young people develop as changemakers who will improve their communities now and throughout their lives.

Youth Venture inspires and supports teams of young people to launch and lead their own civic- minded organizations and businesses. Youth teams access workshops, tools, adult allies, a global network of like-minded young changemakers and seed funding to establish their own ventures that solve problems around them. Youth Venture was created by Ashoka, the global pioneer of the social entrepreneurship sector and the world’s biggest network of changemakers.

We believe that the greatest contribution we can make to the world is to increase dramatically the number of changemakers today and in every future generation. This is the key factor for success for every part of society, from a school to a company to an entire country. Ashoka’s Youth Venture operates in 18 countries and online at www.GenV.net.

Course Objectives
This self-paced course was created as a practical opportunity to help students launch a social venture that addresses a social, environmental, or economic problem. The professor, while a resource, is not meant to be seen as the only resource. Participants are expected to bring a diversity of experiences, interests, and knowledge to bear on the construction and refinement of their own ideas as well as on the ideas of their peers. You are encouraged to ask questions and give suggestions, a process that will shape this experience and help to make that experience one that is ultimately beneficial for you and for your cause. All assignments and readings are structured as a complement to real world action in progressing your ventures. They will require you to push yourself and your peers forward in both understanding and in courage through recognizing the state of your cause of choice, imagining a new way forward, and creating a new opportunity.
  • Unit 1: Welcome & Orientation
  • Unit 2: Storytelling: Who Am I?
  • Unit 3: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Unit 4: Issues and Interconnectedness
  • Unit 5: Root Cause Analysis
  • Unit 6: Venture Idea
  • Unit 7: Market Analysis
  • Unit 8: Critical Inquiry
  • Unit 9: The Action Plan: Fundamentals of the Social Business Model
  • Unit 10: Action Plan Construction
  • Unit 11: Sticky Messaging and Making the Pitch
  • Unit 12: Presentations
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Custom Coursepak Available as a download in the course. The Coursepak includes readings from:
  • Daniel Pink A Whole New Mind
  • Lara Galinsky Work on Purpose
  • David Bornstein How to Change the World
  • John Elkington The Power of Unreasonable People
  • Steve Mariotti The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business
  • Stephen Gary Blank The Four Steps to Epiphany
  • Alex Osterwalder Business Model Generation
  • Chip and Dan Heath Made to Stick
  • Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant Forces for Good
Students are graded based on the completion of the course projects working towards a complete business plan for their venture.

No Subscription Required

The Startups for Social Entrepreneurs program was created as a practical opportunity to help students launch a social venture that addresses a social, environmental, or economic problem. Students will work through a 12 topic course focused on Venture Planning for Social Entrepreneurs.

During the Venture Planning course students will read interesting book chapters and articles on social entrepreneurship and business, and will work to create, hone, and present on a venture of their choosing. Students are encouraged to contribute their diverse experiences, interests, and knowledge when creating and developing their plans, each step of which will be submitted to the learning management system and evaluated by the course creator, Dr. Kristin Joos. The course is designed to provide students with the information & resources needed to become Changemakers.

All assignments and readings are structured as a complement to real world action in progressing your ventures. They will require you to push yourself and your peers forward in both understanding and in courage through recognizing the state of your cause of choice, imagining a new way forward, and creating a new opportunity.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER! This new certificate is available only through StraighterLine.

This program tuition includes:

  • Startups for Social Entrepreneurship course
  • The required custom course pack for ENTR101 (a value of over $65) which students can keep forever
  • 5 months of course access (a $494 value)
  • Upon successful completion students will earn a "Social Entrepreneurship Certificate" awarded by Youth Venture.

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