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Speaker: Drew Tulchin
Job title: Managing Partner
Company/Organization: Social Enterprise Associates
Drew Tulchin - Managing Partner, Social Enterprise Associates
WHAT: Domestic Opportunities / Building a Career in Microfinance
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23rd at 7pm
WHERE: Gardner 08
Topics will include:
* How to find out about domestic MFI's
* Ways undergraduates can gain experience in microfinance
* What the future holds for careers in social entrepreneurship
About the Speaker:
Drew's professional experience spans the for-profit, non-profit, public, & banking sectors. He has helped launch 15 start-ups. His work has generated more than $100 million for triple bottom line efforts. Consulting has taken him across the U.S. and to more than 30 countries. He has written dozens of socially entrepreneurial business plans. Prisma Microfinance's co-written plan was a Global Social Venture Competition award winner, published, and used to raise $1.2 million in private equity capital.
He was Director of a U.S. microfinance organization, the CDFI called ECDC/Enterprise Development Group, which served immigrants and low-income people. He was also Program Officer for Grameen Foundation, serving as the founding staff person of the Capital Markets Group. Previous experience includes a Bluetooth wireless firm, socially responsible businesses, and an environmental NGO. He began his career in National Community Service, as a VISTA (US domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps) and an AmeriCorps Team Leader in Oakland, California.
Drew completed his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He finished his BA, Cum Laude, in History and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis. His studies included a year abroad at Sussex University, UK.
About Social Enterprise Associates- This Company is a confederation of consultants with three primary goals: Financial Performance, Social Impact, and Environmental Sustainability. based in Santa Fe, NM, the firm shares the goal of providing excellent services that solve real business problems to both domestic and international organizations. SEA specializes in New Ventures, Socially Responsible Businesses, Microfinance Institutions, and Non-Profit Earned Income Strategies.
Check out Drew's website: http://www.socialenterprise.net/about.html