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SAGE | Social Entrepreneurship

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SAGE | Social Entrepreneurship

Partnering with Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), the CFE 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.

SAGE's mission is to create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations address some of the world's most urgent needs.


In today's increasingly complex world, cross-cultural cooperation in entrepreneurial ventures can raise standards of living and generational history. SAGE way to change the world is to focus on one key stakeholder - teenagers - for it is youth who have the most at stake.

 SAGE program combines three key components: Curriculum, Mentoring, and Competition.


The result: TEENS become agents for social change.
  • Our hands on, standards-based, curriculum helps teens identify and operate real social businesses that solve critical problems.
  • We connect our teens to university students who mentor them.
  • SAGE recruits community leaders like you to serve as judges at our competitions. Here, teens showcase their businesses with written annual reports and live presentations.


Global challenges, such as environmental sustainability, alternative energy and transportation, and problems caused by global climate change, pose opportunities for teenpreneurs with worldview.

These entrepreneurs can be classified into two categories:

  1. Those that own and operate Socially-Responsible Businesses (SRBs)

  2. Those that own and operate Social Enterprise Businesses (SEBs)


Learn more about SAGE at www.sageglobal.org 

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