Our philosophySocial entrepreneurs need their own space to make targeted solutions
To cultivate successful student social entrepreneurs, UT Austin needs a different environment than usual entrepreneurship spaces. Social entrepreneurs rely on outside institutions and target communities as a more central part of their work than many technologies or industry-specific enterprises who can afford to focus efforts in a product. If a product fails, entrepreneurs can analyze what happened and try again. Social entrepreneurs cannot because failure affects our most vulnerable populations.
To address this disparity, the SELL Fellowship is equipping students to learn, think and act on the knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship specific to societal consequences.