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ECSEL is made possible through the support of the Schoenfeld Foundation. In 2008, investor and philanthropist William Schoenfeld invited 11 Chinese students to attend that year's Clinton Global Initiative University conference in Miami, Florida. Since then, thanks to both the Schoenfeld Foundation and our partners below, we've helped 71 Chinese social entrepreneurs build projects to help their country and the world. Click here for more information on the Schoenfeld Foundation.


我可比大学生比赛中心由一群中国大学生发起,是一个在线的青年比赛机遇的分享平台,旨在把中国青年与世界各地的学生比赛联系起来。我们通过促进学生参与比赛,提升中国青年的潜能和自信。同时,我可比积极与国内,国外企业或机构合作,成为其比赛在线推广媒体和咨询服务提供方, 通过比赛市场推广和规划, 协助机构提升特定青年群体对名牌认知度和忠诚度。
社会企业商业计划大赛(Social Entrepreneurship Business Competition,简称SEBC), 主要目标就是为了鼓励创业者以创新的想法建立可盈利的商业模式,以解决社会或环境问题。大赛邀请中国大陆的MBA学生以团队形式提交他们的关于社会企业的创新商业构想和解决方案。 
Xindanwei: A new way of working. Xindanwei literally means "New Work Unit," and is a co-working community which promotes and facilitates creativity, sharing, and collaboration. Visit us.  
青年创新实践公益平台(Youth Innovation China) 是一个旨在积极倡导 创新/创业教育, 鼓励青年勇于创新实践,增 强社会责任感,开拓视野,加强自身竞争力, 促进大学生就业与青年创新创业的非营利 性教育公益平台  
Synergy Social Ventures is a non-profit organization investing in entrepreneurial solutions to global problems. We support startup social ventures in Asia by providing tailored capacity building support and appropriate financial capital, enabling entrepreneurs to build strong and sustainable organizations that will continue to create and grow their impact far into the future. We currently support social ventures in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Chinacclerator Chinaccelerator is a 4-month startup accelerator, which has already hosted two cohorts of startups. Chinaccelerator offers extensive support for startups, including seed funding, mentorship, and free office space. Visit them at:
People Squared People Squared's mission is to help startups to succeed - and connecting teams with the best people is a key part of our focus! Based in Shanghai, People Squared offers high-quality co-working space at two locations. Visit us at:

For five years, Global Entrepreneurship Week China (GEWC) has brought together government, higher education, private industry, and media. Each year in November, GEWC runs events to stimulate entrepreneurial consciousness and education and bring together entrepreneurial resources. GEWC is the largest community of its kind in China; each year, its events are run in 24 cities and 135 universities, with over 110,000 annual participants. GEWC is organized by EFG (

Global Sustainable Leaders Forum (GSLF 2010), the world’s largest cross-generation dialogue on sustainability, was firstly held at China National Convention Center in Beijing, China on November 22-25 2010. This Forum is jointly advocated and supported by the United Nations Youth Program, UN Secretary-General Climate Change Support Team and nearly 100 global youth organizations.


太平洋大学是位于加州Stockton的一所私立大学,创立时依附于联合卫理公会。 大学于1851年7月10日获得Santa Clara市特许,当时定名为“加州卫斯里安大学”。 1858年,大学创办了西海岸的第一所医学院。该医学院之后并入斯坦福大学,是现在的加州太平洋医学中心。
ECSEL项目由克林顿全球倡议的“行动承诺”开始。这些“承诺”由CGI成员开展,运用他们的技能和资源改善世界。CGI和其大学会议(CGI U) 都是威廉J 克林顿基金会的项目。 前总统克林顿离任之后创建了克林顿基金会,以关注那些迫切需要解决方案的及可量化成果的全球性问题,如全球气候变化,发展中国家的艾滋病扩散,美国的儿童肥胖和就业机会,及非洲和拉美的经济发展
灰色幽灵风险投资(GGV)是一个投资公司,目标是以市场为导向地为正在新兴市场致力于解决低收入群体问题的企业家提供资金解决方案。根据不同的企业家的需要和市场机会,我们会从管理者、唯一出资人、主要投资者、联合投资者、一般合伙人、有限合伙人或投资基金中选择最适合的角色以协助我们支持的企业家。 GGV的重点投资领域包括:小额信贷、社会企业风险投资及小型私立学校。
The Cordes Foundation was created in 2006 by Ron and Marty Cordes following the sale of Ron’s company, AssetMark Investment Services, to Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW). Since stepping down as CEO of Genworth Wealth Management in 2009 and assuming a Co-Chairman role with the firm, Ron now devotes the bulk of his energies toward furthering the Key Initiatives of the Foundation. Marty focuses her efforts on organizations the Foundation supports which promote human rights issues and the empowerment of women and girls.
The Hub is a place for purpose-driven people to connect and build solutions for a better world. Members work at The Hub, attend and produce events, run their own bootcamps, access funding and mentorship, source clients and co-conspirators, find social networks, build campaigns, launch companies, prototype and test products... members create what they want at The Hub. It is their space and their community to build upon.
We democratize entrepreneurship. Village Capital uses the power of peer support to build world-changing ventures. Inspired by the “village bank” concept in microfinance, Village Capital runs entrepreneur education programs based on peer review. At the end of each program, partner investors provide capital to peer-reviewed ventures–selected by the entrepreneurs themselves.
Bill Gross started Idealab in 1996 to create and operate pioneering technology companies. The structure of Idealab has allowed us to test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies, attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to market.

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ECSEL relies on its network of pipeline partners to help us find and empower China's most-promising entrepreneurs.

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At ECSEL, we develop our program in conjunction with entrepreneurship organizations, investors, universities, and companies throughout the world.
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