Category Archives: Impact Investing and Startup Financing

GSSE Venture Prepares to Scale Up Solar Business in Peru

12/21/16 – The Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program has been educating entrepreneurs since 2007 at Colorado State University. In our very first cohort, a team of students started PowerMundo, which continues distributing off-grid clean energy products in Peru. … Continue reading

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Saving the Best for Last: Improving the Quality of Life for the Elderly

7/20/16 – This guest post is written by three students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program who are working on finding ways to improve the quality of life for the elderly. Please join Nick, Shorouk, and Labeat … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Field Work! Student Entrepreneurs Getting their Hands Dirty

In a few weeks, 20 students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University will initiate on average 40 days of field work. This experience is a key differentiator of this MBA program, but also … Continue reading

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Pulling Together to Beat the Middlemen

10/13/14 – This post is written by Armand Tossou, a Fulbright scholar from Benin who is an MBA Candidate in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University. Armand and his co-founders Aaron and Leana are starting a … Continue reading

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Funding the Future: Getting Student Entrepreneurs into the Field

In order to make a business work, it has to be tested. Entrepreneurs can’t expect to make a million dollars on their first try, and it’s often hardest to make the first sale. But getting to the point of the … Continue reading

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Making A Difference: You Have to Walk the Talk

The Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program is proud to present the 7th cohort of ventures. Over the past several months, they have grown from fledging ideas into realistic enterprises. They have pivoted, crashed and burned, risen from the … Continue reading

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Building Momentum: GSSE student venture sprouts from a passion for sustainability

3/18/2014 – This post was written by Natalie Hansen, and was originally posted on the College of Business website. A small fungus has taken over the sustainable enterprise world — and is improving the lives of rural Vietnamese farmers in the process. … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned… GSSE Students Going Above and Beyond

Stay tuned for updates regarding some of the awesome successes of our Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA students, alumni, and ventures over the past several months.  Too much good stuff to review in one single post, so this will … Continue reading

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Importance of Being Business Savvy

2/13/14 – This guest post is written by current GSSE MBA Candidate Katie Bessert. Katie is starting an impact investing fund that focuses on the water industry. “We all stand for something, and my bias is to do things that … Continue reading

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The Triple Bottom Line: How are we counting what?

11/13/13 – This guest post is written by Alistair Cook, a student in the 7th Cohort of the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA at Colorado State University. The Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA is marketed as a ‘triple … Continue reading

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