CEO and Social Innovator Andrew Wolk Speaks at IMPACT

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Dori Pap

Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship



Summary Sentence: Renowned social innovator, teacher of social entrepreneurship, and CEO of Root Cause, will speak at Tech during this IMPACT Speaker Series event.

Full Summary: On Wednesday, November 9, the fall 2011 IMPACT Speaker Series will continue with a talk by Andrew Wolk, CEO of Root Cause. Wolk will share insights drawn from his pionerring work in the area of social entrepreneurship.

On Wednesday, November 9, the fall IMPACT Speaker Series continues with a talk by Andrew Wolk. Mr. Wolk is the founder and CEO of Root Cause, an organization dedicated to promoting social innovation and investments in solutions to social issues. Mr. Wolk will speak to students, faculty, staff and community members about "The Social Impact Market: Why a Market for Social Innovation is Needed Now More than Ever."

Please join us for this event in the LeCraw Auditorium, College of Management, or watch the free live webcast provided by our partners at Learn it Live.

After the talk, those who are interested in creating positive social change through innovative ideas are invited to attend the Ideas to Serve 2012 Competition Kick-Off.

The I2S Kick-Off Event, beginning at 5:30pm in the College of Management Atrium, will feature posters and videos of previous years’ entries to inspire ideas, information and sign-up booths for potential participants, a raffle with prizes, and free food!

To learn more about the Ideas to Serve competition, visit our website:


More about the speaker:

Widely recognized as a leading social innovator and a pioneering teacher of social entrepreneurship, Andrew Wolk founded Root Cause in 2004. Today, he continues to lead its overall strategic direction, having consulted with dozens of nonprofit organizations in their quest to achieve enduring social impact.

Andrew designed and taught one of the first courses on social entrepreneurship in the country. He is a senior lecturer in social entrepreneurship at MIT and is a Gleitsman Visiting Practitioner at Harvard Kennedy School, where he is currently teaching a course on new public leadership and the role of government.

He has served on the board of Social Enterprise Alliance and the advisory board of the Social Capitalist Awards, and helped establish the Boston chapter of Social Venture Partners. Click here to read full bio.


About the Impact Speaker Series

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership".

The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. Events for the series take place in the LeCraw Auditorium in the College of Management building at 4:30 pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.

The series is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

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  • Created On: Oct 27, 2011 - 11:47am
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