The Center for Entrepreneurship is deeply concerned with the world outside our borders as well as within. As of spring 2012, a course on Social Entrepreneurship has been offered. Matt York, President and CEO of Chico-based VideoMaker magazine taught the course. Matt is also the founder of One Media Player per Teacher. OMPT provides international organizations with low-cost, portable, self-powered audio-visual equipment, A/V learning resources and associated training to instructors to further extend the learning experience in some of the poorest communities in the world. Part of the Center’s mission is to spread the idea of entrepreneurship beyond the traditional forms of business and into new realms where students can make a difference in the world. As such, the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Small business is open to all majors in every college in the University.
“Social entrepreneurs identify resources where other people only see problems. They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they're serving.”
-David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas.