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Social Entrepreneurship: A Discussion with Adam Braun


Adam Braun
Founder, Pencils of Promise

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About This Class

PoP is a nonprofit that breaks ground on a new school every 90 hours. PoP works with communities who are deeply invested in their children's education and provides supplemental programs, training, scholarships and innovative strategies to ensure quality learning. In just 6 years, PoP has built over 300 schools and has become a leading force in global education, providing more than 25 million hours of education to 30,000 students across three continents.

In this fireside chat, Founder Adam Braun will speak about the growth of Pencils of Promise in the context of social entrepreneurship. Adam will discuss how to get involved with social entrepreneurship initiatives as well as its importance in today’s global business landscape.

Get extra credit by ordering Adam’s book, The Promise of a Pencil, before the event. Available through all major retailers.


  • Social Entrepreneurship: A Discussion with Adam Braun 54:33


• How to become involved with social entrepreneurship
• Understand the importance of social entrepreneurship in global business

About the Instructor(s)


Adam Braun
Pencils of Promise

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 250 schools around the world. In recent years he has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Wired Magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the World,” and was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s first ten Global Shapers. He has also been a featured speaker at The White House, United Nations and Clinton Global Initiative.

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