Student-Driven Blog

Julianna Bond, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Julianna Bond joins the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. Her focus is on enabling the enablers: how can consulting firms use their unique position—straddling organizations, industries, and sectors—to accelerate innovation and amplify social impact? Consultancies are already experts in fostering partnerships, disseminating knowledge, coordinating efforts, elevating solutions, and catalyzing change. Within [...]

2021-01-08T17:07:11+00:00 January 7th, 2021|

Dr. Candice Bledsoe, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Dr. Candice L. Bledsoe joins the Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. Her work helps to develop youth as change agents and young entrepreneurs. The Young Social Innovators & Young Social Entrepreneurs Program helps to amplify the voices of young people and create a platform to help them make a social impact in their communities. Dr. Bledsoe [...]

2021-01-11T15:01:41+00:00 January 7th, 2021|

Pharr Andrews, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Pharr Andrews joins the Hunt Institute's Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur to find solutions to address the energy poverty gap exasperated by the effects of climate change. Energy poverty describes the situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes at an affordable cost. For example, [...]

2021-01-11T14:59:18+00:00 January 7th, 2021|

Matt Sheldon, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Matt Sheldon joins the Hunt Institute's Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. His project focuses on waste to energy, a circular system to recover food waste and bioplastics and convert them into energy. This system helps divert waste from landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create new revenue streams. A coalition of local companies, [...]

2021-01-08T16:55:39+00:00 January 6th, 2021|

2021 Social Enterprise Cohort

Since the launch of the Social Enterprise Program in 2019, we had the opportunity to work with some amazing social entrepreneurs whose work is improving lives and livelihoods locally and around the world.  This year’s cohort is no different.  What is new, however, is that this cohort is dedicated to "social intrapreneurship". This is a [...]

2021-01-11T14:55:41+00:00 January 6th, 2021|

2020 Social Enterprise Cohort

Our 2020 Cohort took a journey none of us could have planned or expected. We celebrated as both Dr. Lynch and Jin-Ya advanced in their work, we moved forward as Mohammed Nijie's work branched out into a new phase, and we expanded to add a new Social Entrepreneur, Clara Rulegura Ford. This cohort focused on [...]

2021-01-07T21:02:38+00:00 December 15th, 2020|

Women Artisans and the Case for Handicrafts

As more and more social entrepreneurs show up in industry, both non-profit and for-profit, there is increasing overlap between the initiatives of the Social Enterprise and the Global Development Lab. While this integration will be a primary focus for the Hunt Institute in 2021, the overlap between entrepreneurship and innovation has been evident in past [...]

2020-12-18T16:55:04+00:00 December 15th, 2020|

End of Semester Reflection Fall 2020

Whether delving into sustainable food systems, researching methods of converting waste to energy, or examining the crossroads of 3-D printing and biodegradable plastics, the Hunt Institute is constantly buzzing with solutions to bolster the resilience of the world around us. Even in this challenge-filled semester, several projects in the Institute made great strides toward this [...]

2020-12-08T22:56:50+00:00 December 8th, 2020|

Controlled Environment Agriculture Technologies

After working at the Hunt Institute over the summer of 2017, Adrienn Santa decided to continue her research in controlled environment agriculture in an attempt to help address the issue of food deserts in urban areas like South Dallas. Adrienn grew up on a family farm in Hungary. She expressed her surprise when she discovered [...]

2020-12-01T19:34:39+00:00 December 1st, 2020|