Marketing Management, (BUAD 333) and Digital Media & Social Entrepreneurship, (COMM 346) are partnering this semester to catalyze conversations on our campus about social entrepreneurship, a type of business organization that incorporates in order to address social and/or ecological predicaments. Students are planning and marketing  Changemaker Week (April 9-12)  to take the professor-student exchanges and inquiry and launch them into Trinity’s broader campus and constituency.

Here’s what’s going on:

  • Monday- April 9- students are partnering with Trinity Business Network  to discuss corporate social responsibility with the help of several Trinity Alumni.
  •  Tuesday- April 10-  a social entrepreneurship pitch contest as an OPUS event
  •  Wednesday, April 11-  movie screening of the documentary film Poverty, Inc. with a post show discussion
  • Thursday, April 12- students will meet with social entrepreneurs from Chicago:
    • Emily Lonigro-Boylan & Demetrio Maguigad of Lime-Red Studio
    • Robert White of Cara Chicago;
    • Laura Zumdahl of Bright Endeavors (affiliated with New Moms)
    • a Holland, MI photo-related social business 



Trinity Christian College Entrepreneurship Partner, Future Founders, Reports Economic Impact of Fellowship Cohorts

Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, recently shared its 2nd Annual Fellowship Impact Report. This report details the tremendous economic impact achieved by its first three Fellowship cohorts of millennial entrepreneurs in 2016 and 2017:

  • Created 234 jobs (102 full-time jobs; 132 part-time jobs)
  • Generated $9.1 million in gross revenue
  • Raised $3.3 million in outside capital 
  • 3 company acquisitions

Two of our student entrepreneurs, Tom Iwema and Ryan Hesslau, participated in the 2nd fellowship program.  Click here to see their contribution to this success.