The purpose of SocEnt is to foster entrepreneurial skills and social thinking in students and emphasize leadership in those fields. It is structured to focus on theory, applicability, and creativity. As a part of SocEnt, groups of sophomores are given the opportunity to create a social entrepreneurial venture (SEV) that target social issues impacting their local community. Each student group project seeks to address a social justice issue and students are to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals when choosing their subject matter. The four broad categories students chose from are environment, energy, social justice, and economy. In the SocEnt elective, most student projects focus on good health and wellbeing, education, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation, and infrastructure, and lastly sustainable cities and communities.

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Modules from 2020

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01. Intro to SocEnt, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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02. Technicalities, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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04. Quarter, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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05. Intro to Prototyping and MVPs, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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06. Market Research and Market Analysis, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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08. Prototype and MVP Finalization, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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09. Feedback Methods, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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10. Pitching & SLX Prep, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Modules from 2019

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01. Intro to SocEnt & Design Thinking, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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02. SocEnt Intro Part 2, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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03. SocEnt Networking Fair, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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04. Market Research and Market Analysis, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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06. MVP Development / Market Competition, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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07. Business Structure and Scaling, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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09. Marketing Schedule, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Modules from 2018

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01. Welcome to SocEnt, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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02. Target Audience and Pain Point, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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03. SocEnt Networking Fair, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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04. Dead Aid & Theory of Change, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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06. The Lean Startup, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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07. Pitching and Sustainability, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy