SMU: a hub for social innovation in Dallas

On Tuesday, April 7, SMU will host the 4th annual Social Innovation Forum.

The forum aims to inspire discussion around social innovation and enterprise with SMU students, faculty and staff, but is also an opportunity for Dallas startups to connect SMU students with the work that socially-conscious businesses are doing here locally.

“We want our students to have access to people in the community that are tackling pressing issues that affect all of us,” said Devon Skerritt, Assistant Director of Employer Relations at the Hegi Family Career Center at SMU.

“SMU wants to act as a hub for that larger discussion,” said Skerritt. “If we can connect all students to social innovation, and how career development relates to exploring your passion through socially impactful organizations, we will see that as a success.”

Startups are invited to share about how they’re addressing social responsibility through their business. If you’d like more information about setting up a table at the event, you can contact Devon at Space is limited and favors companies that are able to offer internships or jobs.

“We’re especially excited to engage our community, students, and university with the great work that is being done by social enterprises and socially responsible businesses in Dallas,” said Skerritt.

You can sign up for the event here.



(Header image credit: SMU)

Rachel Winstead

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.