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Social Entrepreneurship: A Discussion with Adam Braun


Adam Braun
CoFounder & CEO, MissionU & 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
CoFounder & CEO
MissionU & Pencils of Promise

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the CoFounder & CEO of MissionU, an alternative to the traditional undergraduate experience. He was previously CoFounder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization that has built nearly 400 schools around the world. He has been featured as a speaker at The White House, the United Nations and the Clinton Global Initiative. He has also been named to Business Insider’s 40 Under 40, Wired Magazine's 50 People Who Are Changing the World, and was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s original ten Global Shapers.

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