USD Students to Pitch Business Ideas for Social Change (abc 10 News)

USD social entrepreneurs met at the USD Social Innovation Showcase on Wednesday, April 25, and pitched their innovative social ventures.

USD Students Pitch Social-Conscious Business Ideas (abc 10 News)

USD social entrepreneurs met at the USD Social Innovation Showcase and pitched their innovative social ventures, which address challenges and ideate solutions via the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Students Pitching at the SIC 2017 Award Ceremony

Watch top student innovators from San Diego County and Mexico pitch their ideas for social impact and receive seed funding and in-kind prizes!

Students from Guadalajara Participate in University of San Diego's Social Innovation Challenge

Students from Guadalajara, Mexico participating in the Social Innovation Challenge at University of San Diego share about their social ventures & experiences on a Univision report.

Idea Lab (2015) Design Thinking for Innovation Featuring Scott Underwood

The Center for Peace and Commerce hosts Scott Underwood of Innovationship to guide students through an interactive workshop to learn how to use design thinking — a problem solving methodology and way of thinking — to generate creative ideas and design solutions to problems.

Hansen Summer Institute

Over the course of three weeks, the Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC) was proud to provide the Social Entrepreneurial Program for the Hansen Summer Institute (HSI)for over twenty young global leaders. The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership  and International Cooperation, now in its sixth year, was established to provide young leaders from around the world a unique opportunity to engage in a University-based leadership experience in international cooperation.

Start Me Up Live Interview with Giventures

Cheryl Goodman interviews Sneha Jayaprakash and Winnie Xu, 2015 SIC Awardees and Co-Founders of Giventures.

Highlights of SIC 2015 Award Ceremony

After grueling months of working in teams, one-on-one coaching sessions, pitching workshops and elimination rounds that winnowed the top 15 contenders from more than 100 applicants in the competition, the winners of USD’s Social Innovation Challenge were announced on Friday night, May 1, 2015.

Social Innovation Challenge Award Ceremony (2015)

Nine of 15 finalists in the 2015 Social Innovation Challenge earned a piece of $75,000 in total prize money. Ideas rewarded include solutions for clean water, access to education and building a low-cost portable toilet for Uganda's disabled.

KBPS Highlights the Significance of the Social Innovation Challenge

Students from USD, UCSD, and SDSU pitch their social venture ideas for seed funding.

Idea Lab (2015): Advance Featuring Marty Goodman

Marty Goodman from Social Venture Partners shares best practices on how to deliver the perfect pitch.

Idea Lab (2015): From Inspiration to Action Featuring Brant Cooper

The Center for Peace and Commerce hosts Brant Cooper, co-author of the New York Times bestseller "The Lean Entrepreneur" at the University of San Diego.

Idea Lab (2015): Inspire with Tiffany Persons

Tiffany Persons, Founder of Shine on Sierra Leone, launches the 2014-2015 Idea Lab Series, hosted by the Center for Peace and Commerce. The Idea Labs series is a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship at USD. Through speakers and workshops the Idea Labs prepare students to enter the Social Innovation

Idea Lab (2014): Social and Environmental Impact Featuring Donna Morton and Rob Hanna

A conversation with Donna Morton of Principium and Rob Hanna of Social Wealth Partners.

Idea Lab (2013): Business Model Design

An overview of social innovation business model typologies followed by examples, pros and cons, and a discussion, will aid you in exploring the best model to support your idea, product or service.

Idea Lab (2013): Inspire Featuring Jonathan Zaidman

Jonathan Zaidman, founder of the 1:1 Movement, kicks off our Idea Labs series. Moderated by Professor Tara Ceranic, Jonathan will share with you his journey, show you the power of your ideas, and inspire you to take action!

About the CPC

Student leaders from the University of San Diego discuss their participation in the Center for Peace and Commerce, a collaboration between the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the School of Business Administration. Students communicate the excitement they feel toward this new, cross-sector, cross disciplinary endeavor that is breaking down traditional academic silohs to build a new approach to global problems.