COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Ohio State students are convening scholars, policy makers and social entrepreneurs for a day-long exchange of strategies, practices and ideas to address how entrepreneurship strategies can help impoverished communities. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at The Wexner Center. A detailed agenda for the conference is available online at http://fisher.osu.edu/alleviatingpoverty.
World Bank economist Hippolyte Fofack, who manages the macroeconomic and growth program for the banks and formerly served on the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, will join Lonnie J. King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, and Robert L. Caldwell, Institute for Urban Public Policy, to discuss various policy initiatives utilized to address poverty through business development.
Practitioners will include Joseph DeLoss, director of Social Enterprise for Luther Social Services of Central Ohio; Erin Krampetz, business and program development manager for Ashoka U, a network that supports social entrepreneurship; and Patty Mitchell, the creative founder of Passion Works Studio, a gallery, store and studio featuring the artistic work of people with developmental disabilities.
Scholars will include Jill Kickul, director of the Stewart Satter Program in Entrepreneurship at New York University's Stern School of Business; Sharon Alvarez, associate professor of management and human resources at Fisher; and Geoffrey Kistruck, an assistant professor in management and human resources at Fisher. Both Alvarez's and Kistruck's research areas include a focus on social entrepreneurship and market-based solutions to poverty alleviation and building wealth.
SOURCE Business Builders Club - The Ohio State University