A Message From This Year's Director!

Hello APTE Community!

It’s great to be kicking off the ninth year of Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship as the conversations and initiatives surrounding social entrepreneurship become even stronger. Movements in Columbus, Ohio and around the world give reason for optimism and celebration of the ways in which business and innovation intersect with solutions to social injustices.

As this year’s Director, my goal is to facilitate connections and efforts that go beyond a one-day event. This team’s capability is limitless with the unique majors, passions, and stories that join around the core desire of being a part of something bigger than ourselves. APTE Organizers, past, present, and future, have become my role models, best friends, and source of hope. I can’t wait for you to get to know them better!

So far we have been contacting speakers, securing funding, and developing strategic plans. We would love to connect, and we’ll be in touch from now on with a monthly newsletter and social media updates. Be on the lookout for ways to join us! Coming up this month we have a student-oriented event that will serve as the catalyst for a new international service project.

 It’s a privilege to be a part of the community, and we don’t take it lightly. Thank you for your support and interest. We’ll be in touch!

-Erin Halleran