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Starting a Social Enterprise – Where to Begin?

  • Center for Civic Innovation 115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest #200 Atlanta, GA, 30303 United States (map)

Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur? Have a great idea for a non-profit, but have no clue where to begin? Or do you already have a great program or product and now want to grow it?

This design thinking workshop is the perfect first step to getting started.

Led by active entrepreneurs, our training focuses on using real-world examples and their personal stories to give you a clear understanding of the entrepreneurial journey. We focus on helping you answer the following essential questions:

  • What is the problem you are solving? Why is it important?

  • Who are you serving and what impact are you trying to create?

  • How do you craft a clear vision and mission?

  • What business model would be the best fit?

Seats are limited so purchase your ticket and reserve your place today.

We are providing morning coffee and lunch for all attendees!

P.S. Our goal is to make these workshops as accessible as possible, that means we are willing to work with folks who may have financial constraints. Just send us an email explaining your situation and we will do our best to work with you!

About the Instructor


Ian Cohen is a skilled strategic thinker and entrepreneur who maintains a strong bias toward action when it comes to working to solve some of society’s larger problems. He is currently working on his second venture in the education technology space while serving as an entrepreneurship facilitator and Peer Adviser with the Center for Civic Innovation. Before working with the Center for Civic Innovation as a Peer Advisor and Coach for our Fellowship & Residency programs, Ian worked at the Founding Executive Director of the education non-profit, Next Generation Men & Women, with two other educators with the aim of reimagining the educational experience and providing exposure and support for Atlanta’s most underserved students. As Executive Director, Ian grew NGM/W to ~200 students, over 30 partnerships, and raising ~$1M from 2015-17.

Along with his passion for education, Ian is also interested in energy and the environment. In his spare time, Ian eats Reese’s and is an avid reader of history and business and science and entrepreneurship.

Later Event: April 5
April First Friday