Last Thursday, SEID kicked off the spring semester by co-hosting an event with TechnoServe at the Venture Café here in Cambridge. The mixer brought together more than 50 students from schools across the Boston area including Tufts, the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School and Northeastern to connect over a shared interest in international development and social enterprise. A number of former TechnoServe volunteers were on hand to share their experiences working with an organization that for more than 40 years has helped entrepreneurs in the developing world escape poverty through business creation. You can find out more about volunteering with TechnoServe here.
The Venture Café, a hub for local entrepreneurs housed in the Cambridge Innovation Center, provideda perfect venue to discuss these themes. Endeavour Partners, a CIC neighbor, sponsored the event. We hope this will be the first among many opportunities for cross-campus collaboration over the coming year!