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Social entrepreneurship is defined as, “an approach by companies and entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.”

Today, over 90% of young professionals want to use their talents in a way that will affect positive change. While money is always a determining factor when seeking a new role, young entrepreneurs and job seekers are increasingly putting passion over profit.

Come check out the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at Concordia University WI and hear stories of young people that have decided to become social impact entrepreneurs! The evening’s featured keynote will be Rachel Sumekh of Swipe Out Hunger.

Leading up to the keynote we will also hear from Anghelo Gangano, current student at Concordia University WI, as well as Kurt Owens, Concordia University alumni and founder of Bridge Builders, a local neighborhood improvement organization.

Event Timeline:

6:00PM | Attendee check in, networking
6:20PM | Introductions by NEWaukee, Concordia University WI
6:30PM | Presentation by Anghelo Gangano
6:40PM | Presentation by Kurt Owens of Bridge Builders
7:00PM | Presentation by Rachel Sumekh of Swipe Out Hunger, Q/A
8:00PM | Event ends

Light appetizers will be available while they last, beverages will be available for purchase.

About Rachel Sumekh:

Rachel Sumekh is the Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger. The organization is the leading nonprofit in addressing hunger amongst college students. Her work has been recognized by The Obama White House, The New York Times and landed her on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.

Swipe Out Hunger began in 2010 with a few friends as a college project at UCLA. Since, it has grown onto 114 universities, serving 1.9 million nourishing meals. Their innovative approach allows university students to donate the unused funds from their meal plans to food insecure peers. Earlier this year the organization was called upon to author a piece of legislation to address college student hunger. The state of California adopted the legislation and put $20+ million behind it. Before launching Swipe Out Hunger full time, Rachel followed her millennial urge to change the world and served those facing poverty as a case manager in Chicago. She credits her upbringing as the child of Iranian Jewish immigrants for her intersectional perspective.

About Swipe Out Hunger:

Founded by a group of friends at UCLA in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger has become a leading nonprofit addressing hunger among college students. We provide both commonsense and innovative solutions to campus hunger including our flagship program, “The Swipe Drive,” where students with extra dining hall meal swipes can donate them to their peers.


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