5 Recommendations for Development Institutions Engaging with Angel Networks in Emerging Markets

Kenyan entrepreneur Linus Wahome began working on ManPro, a digital construction management platform, in 2018. He bootstrapped the company for a year and successfully built a product, but still needed to address gaps in the product-market fit. He was almost out of resources to continue development when he met ViKtoria Business Angel Network (VBAN) investors […]

Seven Pieces of Advice from MBA Summer Interns Working in Impact

The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) supports the Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (SIF), which enables students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice, while simultaneously enabling organizations who otherwise could not afford MBA interns to benefit from their experience. This year, we […]

NEXT GEN VOICES: Introducing CASE Scholar Bruce (Junhaeng) Lee

Bruce Junhaeng Lee Even with years of intensive English education in Korea, I was very surprised to find myself unable to speak English fluently when I first traveled to the United States in 2010. I decided to come back and spent a year at the University of California, Davis as an exchange student in 2013. […]

NEXT GEN VOICES: Introducing CASE Scholar Jenna Weinberg

Jenna Weinberg I believe strongly in harnessing the power of market forces to achieve equity and empower communities. In his “Gospel of Wealth,” Andrew Carnegie asserts that inequality is an inevitable cost of progress. I unequivocally reject this view, believing that we can no longer consider philanthropy as separate from how financial success is achieved. […]

NEXT GEN VOICES: Introducing CASE Scholar Rony Cepeda

Rony Cepeda Every year the United States spends about $680 billion on education. However, we still get abysmal results, as our students of color and non-English speakers are significantly less likely to graduate from high school than their counterparts. As an immigrant who has personally navigated the U.S. education system, I am deeply committed to […]

NEXT GEN VOICES: Introducing CASE Scholar Michael Pukala

Michael Pukala Having grown up in a suburb of Chicago my entire life, I would have never imagined I would have spent most of my career thus far in the Middle East, living in three different countries. I have spent the last eight years of my life living with and serving marginalized populations in the […]

CASE Announces New Online Training Course in Impact Measurement and Management with UNDP

In June 2020, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University, with funding from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) SDG Impact, began developing a new online global course to teach investors and enterprises how to apply impact management practices to demonstrate their alignment with, and contribution to, the Sustainable Development […]

Bart Houlahan: Building a Movement to Drive Systems Change

At CASE, one of the trends that we are constantly talking about is the idea of systems change – addressing the root cause of social problems in order to fundamentally shift the components that are contributing to those problems. On this episode of CASE in Point, Bart Houlahan, the co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit […]

CASE Smart Impact Capital Highlight: The Four Impact Basics

As part of the application process for the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship’s (CASE) F. M. Kirby Impact Prize, a new annual prize of $100,000 USD in unrestricted funds that will be awarded to one scaling impact enterprise each year, we want to provide all applicants with access to CASE’s award-winning resources and […]

Pivoting to Impact: Changing Sectors in Pursuit of Social Change

Tiffany Hsieh, Duke MBA class of 2018 and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Scholar, always knew that she wanted to focus her career on ensuring equitable opportunities for others through education. What she didn’t know, however, is that she could take a number of different paths in a variety of sectors, such […]