Turner Family Center for Social Ventures
May. 29, 2020—How can the world’s roughly 70 million forcibly displaced people, who may not have access to smartphones or the internet, access and secure their finances with ease? That’s one of the questions that Vanderbilt alumni Tori Samples and Nat Robinson teamed up to answer with their startup company, Leaf Global Fintech.
May. 1, 2020—More than 50 Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and Nashville community members participated virtually in the inaugural Map the System global social entrepreneurship and social impact competition hosted in mid-April by the Wond’ry and the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.