A 6 Week Course to Launch or Grow Your Social Venture
Beginning the Week of June 18th
Align your values, intentions, and actions
Make significant progress on your social venture
Learn and immediately apply the best entrepreneurial strategies/skills without getting overwhelmed by theory
Learn with other social entrepreneurs in an environment that emphasizes community, collaboration, and trust
Learn meditation techniques to help you focus, get more work done you care about, build partnerships, and enjoy launching your venture
Use the best of both rationality and intuition
Tuition: $450. Limited scholarships and follow-on funding for participant ventures are available.
The average percentage of goals participants set and accomplished over the entire course. Individual participants ranged from 63% to 90%
“The class kept me accountable to make… progress. This course introduces mindfulness as an essential component to entrepreneurship.”
- Ali Ahmed, M.A. M.B.A., Founder of Citizen Chefs
"I made huge strides on my AP online art business. [The] personal feedback on our progress was insightful and inspiring. The meditations were amazing. I have been recommending the course to friends."
- Cindy Lynch, Public School Art Teacher, Founder of iArt Academy
"Excellent feedback generated in an environment that helped us be candid and honest. The best feeling to describe my level of progress is accomplished."
- Joanna Grace Farmer, M.A., Founder of Building Community Capacity
We’re an applied-research learning community trying to have the biggest positive impact on the future that we can. Participants are starting businesses, organizing movements, and transforming themselves to be as fulfilled and effective as possible. We are particularly interested in projects working on:
- distributed finance, governance, and infrastructure
- increasing community resilience
- regenerative ecology and reconnecting humans with nature
- existential risk (initiatives increasing the likelihood of the survival of the human species)
If you are working outside these areas, we still welcome your participation. We assess course applications based on the expected positive impact of your projects. We also create courses to meet the needs of organizations and movements aligned with our broad ethical goals.
Effective Campaign Design
Launch your campaign, iterate quickly, and incorporate the results to improve your campaign's effectiveness. Inspire extensive collective responsibility and participation and agile decision making simultaneously.
Take your venture further by applying leading entrepreneurship theory: effectual entrepreneurship, discovery skills, disruptive innovation, and design thinking. Develop concentration, positive emotions, and social virtues necessary for building healthy teams, partnerships, and sustainable, effective work habits.
Change your interior experience from neurotic responses that drive socially conventional behavior and self-referential motivations to enlightened modes that are post-conventional, compassionate, and open to more degrees of freedom.
With support from private individuals and organizational partners The School for the Future is producing a documentary on the future of higher education in the United States, asking how colleges and universities will respond to advanced automation, changing demographics, pressures from climate change, and rising education costs.
Podcast - Coming Soon
We will also launch a podcast series on the intersections of self development, social entrepreneurship, activism, intuition, rationality, public policy, and social, ecosystemic, and technological change. Our guiding question is how can individuals create as excellent a future as possible.