Celebrating the 2020 UN Day Global Leadership Award Recipient, Dr. Candice Bledsoe

  The Hunt Institute proudly recognizes the accomplishment of Candice L. Bledsoe, PhD. as the recipient of the 2020 UN Day Global Leadership Award, in the category of Sustainable Development Goal 4, Quality Education. This prestigious award reflects the bold, transformative work Bledsoe has done to advance the United Nations goals for sustainable development, shifting [...]

2020-10-13T17:32:36+00:00 October 12th, 2020|

Meet Clara Rulegura Ford, Founder of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions

Clara Rulegura Ford This week, the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise Program shines the spotlight on our newest social entrepreneur, Clara Rulegura Ford. Ford is the Founder and CEO of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.) and a Class of 2020 commitment maker with the Clinton Global Initiatives University (CGIU). Ford was born and raised [...]

2020-09-18T20:49:25+00:00 September 16th, 2020|

Sustainable Food Systems

Figure 1: From eatforum.org The Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise Program is a social enterprise incubator focused on developing and improving food systems in Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and across the globe. According to Harvard School of Public Health, food system is defined as “all the elements and activities that relate to production, processing, distribution, [...]

2020-09-17T15:47:38+00:00 July 20th, 2020|

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

In his article “The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship”, Greg Dees, co-founder of Duke Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), defines social entrepreneurs as “change agents in the social sector”. Furthermore, he outlines 5 characteristics that social entrepreneurs exhibit: "Adopting a mission to create and sustain social value (not just private value),  Recognizing [...]

2020-09-17T15:47:44+00:00 July 15th, 2020|

Meet Owen Lynch, Co-Founder of Restorative Farms

Dallas has one of the largest food deserts in the country and is also one of the most-at-risk cities for food supply disruption. This makes Dallas the perfect location to launch a coalition like Restorative Farms which was co-founded by Dr. Owen Lynch, a Hunt Institute Senior Fellow and SMU professor. Restorative Farms was started [...]

2020-09-17T15:47:51+00:00 July 7th, 2020|

Hunt Institute’s First Student Social Entrepreneur

The Hunt Institute Social Enterprise Program is proud to introduce our first student social entrepreneur, Mohammed Njie. Mohammed is a rising senior at Southern Methodist University studying Electrical Engineering in Lyle School of Engineering. He was born and raised in The Gambia, a country in Western Africa. In the Gambia, 52% of people do not [...]

2020-09-17T15:47:59+00:00 July 1st, 2020|

Giving Day 2020

The Gambia Clean Energy Project by Alboury Mohammed Njie ’22 is working to provide sustainable and clean electricity to The Gambia, where 48% of people have some access to electricity and the remaining 52% have no access. Njie was born and raised in The Gambia in West Africa. His childhood helped solidify his life goals [...]

2020-06-30T16:26:39+00:00 February 28th, 2020|

Mohammed Njie – Travel Feature

Alboury Mohammed Njie speaks with a member of the Tintinto village in The Gambia about day to day life without electricity. Many students at SMU return home during breaks, and the Hunt Institute’s Alboury Mohammed Njie is no exception. Like in years prior, Njie spent his winter break in The Gambia, where most [...]

2020-06-30T16:28:12+00:00 February 28th, 2020|

Professor Duncan Macfarlane

Associate Dean for Engineering Entrepreneurship Bobby B. Lyle Centennial Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship Professor of Electrical Engineering Hunt Institute, Senior Fellow Duncan MacFarlane joins the Hunt Institute as a Senior Fellow bringing his expertise in entrepreneurship and engineering. MacFarlane holds the Lyle Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University. Duncan has written [...]

2020-01-07T22:03:32+00:00 January 7th, 2020|

Meet VR Small

Founder/Executive DirectorVeteran Women’s Enterprise Center, Certified SCORE Mentor SCORE DallasPersonal Slogan: “Dedicated to changing the way we see the world and do business!” The Institute welcomes VR Small as an Associate. Ms. Small supports the business community via WINGS and as a Certified SCORE Mentor. She continually focuses her energy on developing innovative [...]

2020-07-28T15:07:17+00:00 October 28th, 2018|