Miller Center recently welcomed 14 social entrepreneurs to our alumni community. These extraordinary entrepreneurs participated in the 2020 Pathways Out of Poverty US Accelerator, a collaboration between Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Catholic Charities USA. It’s been a humbling and rewarding experience to see how these entrepreneurs are tackling difficult challenges, and are doing so in spite of the disruptions related to COVID-19. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out our YouTube playlist with their final presentations. You’ll hear their incredible stories and the impact they are having on affordable housing, nutrition, job training, and workforce development — each of them helping to improve economic livelihoods and creating a path toward self-sufficiency for poor, underserved, or vulnerable communities within the United States.
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Jeff is Program Manager, Growth and Innovation for Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University. He is also Founder and Chief Strategist at iEnso Consulting, a boutique consultancy which helps purpose-driven businesses and entrepreneurs to bring new products and services to market. Prior to joining Miller Center, he was the Managing Director at Inkomoko, a business accelerator supporting the growth of high-potential entrepreneurs in Rwanda. His previous experience includes work as Venture Manager at Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Director of Product Marketing for Shaklee Corporation -a $500 million global consumer products company. He has also held positions with numerous startups including: Burn Manufacturing, Gazoontite.com, Syndero, Wikimedia Foundation, and GameChanger Products. Jeff earned his MBA from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business.