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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Social Innovators Institute

Today we are competing with 10 other social entrepreneurial enterprises for recognition in a statewide competition focused on promoting innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to some of Louisiana’s greatest challenges including low performing schools, basic health and nutrition, and poverty. This is the culmination of a 6 month program sponsored by Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu and the Louisiana Office of Social Entrepreneurship.

The 2010 Social Innovators Institute competition seeks high-performing social entrepreneurial organizations interested in developing their endeavors. In order to assist these social innovators, the office partnered with Community Wealth Ventures and launched the Louisiana Social Innovators Institute.

This exciting 6-month business planning process is designed to help social innovators grow successful solutions. It comes to a close today with each organization presenting their final business plans. Organizations have already engaged in a rigorous business planning process and gained access to tools, frameworks and business experts to help them launch or expand an innovative social program.

Advance Innovative Education is the only education-related organization selected, and we are looking forward to presenting our business plan for expansion to a panel of judges at the final competition in New Orleans this afternoon.

AIE will be live Tweeting from the competition so be sure and follow us on Wednesday, February 24th at:


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