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Turner Family Center for Social Ventures

Register for 5th Annual Turner Family Center Social Venture Summit Jan. 31–Feb. 1

Jan. 10, 2020—In its fifth year, the Social Venture Summit will gather entrepreneurs, investors, educators, accelerators, policymakers and other startup champions to meet, collaborate and share ideas.

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Cal Turner Family Foundation commits $2 million to expand Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 26, 2019—The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt, housed within the Owen Graduate School of Management, is a student-driven, interdisciplinary organization focused on developing entrepreneurial, market-based solutions to alleviate poverty around the world.

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Johnson reappointed as dean of Owen Graduate School of Management

Apr. 9, 2018—M. Eric Johnson has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. His second five-year term will begin July 1.

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Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.

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Vanderbilt social entrepreneurs to compete in 2017 Hult Prize Challenge

Oct. 21, 2016—Interdisciplinary teams of students will present their best social venture ideas to tackle the global problem of involuntary migration at the Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt competition Nov. 7.

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Trans-institutional team competes in regionals of global student competition for social good

Apr. 28, 2016—A proposal to help poor families produce food in crowded urban spaces put a Vanderbilt University trans-institutional team on the road to the regional finals of the Hult Prize, an international case competition that seeks innovative solutions to social issues worldwide.

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Vanderbilt hosts inaugural social ventures summit

Apr. 14, 2016—A student-run conference hosted by the Owen Graduate School of Management's Turner Family Center for Social Ventures discussed the unique challenges and opportunities faced by social ventures.

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Vanderbilt student team advances to next round of Clinton Global Initiative competition

Dec. 10, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt graduate students has won the campuswide Hult Prize@Vanderbilt competition, an opening round of the Hult Prize’s $1 million social entrepreneurship challenge.

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Cal Turner Family Foundation gift establishes center for social ventures at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2015—The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures is being started at Vanderbilt with a $1.2 million donation from Cal Turner Jr.'s foundation.

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