Duke’s Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator (called SEAD, which stands for Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke), was proud to accept the 2015 Ashoka U Cordes Innovation Award.
Funded by USAID’s Global Development Lab and part of the agency’s Higher Education Solutions Network, SEAD brings students and faculty into the lessons and challenges of scaling global health innovations. SEAD is a cross-sector, multidisciplinary learning hub for global health scaling.
CASE i3 is an integral part of SEAD, working with global health innovators in East Africa and India to access capital to scale their impact on health outcomes.
In 2014, the 17 SEAD innovators touched the lives of over 17 million unique beneficiaries; 8 innovators have been added in 2015. Also, in 2013 and 2014, more than 1300 students and faculty at Duke have participated in events, courses, internships, consulting projects, webinars, site visits, research projects, and case competitions affiliated with SEAD.
“SEAD harnesses the passion and expertise of our faculty, staff, and students, and builds on Duke’s commitment to global health and social entrepreneurship, long history of interdisciplinary scholarship, track record of building bridges between academics and practitioners, and extensive global partnerships and cross-sector collaboration.”
– Matthew T.A. Nash, Duke University
View Matt Nash of CASE accepting the award in this 5 minute video, or click here to read more about SEAD’s award.