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KBK Buckeye Social Entrepreneurship Program

KBK Buckeye Social Entrepreneurship Program

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With the support and structure offered by BSEP, students are connected to professional development opportunities, resources and the expertise of social entrepreneurs, faculty and community members in order to foster and advance their social entrepreneurial endeavors.

Future Social Entrepreneurs

Keith B. Key

The Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University in collaboration with Keith B. Key, owner and CEO of Keith B. Key Enterprises and Omni Management Group, have created the Keith B. Key Buckeye Social Entrepreneurship Program (BSEP).

In today’s global society, college graduates must have an understanding of the importance of serving others in order to measure their return on their investment as change agents. BSEP creates a social entrepreneurship environment that encourages collaboration among academic disciplines to maximize learning, creative outcomes and profitability.

Students learn to identify, create, implement and collaborate to increase economic and social value for communities. In addition, students develop viable business models to support various business contexts, such as, social responsible companies, franchises and corporate ventures.

More About BSEP

Program Experiences

The Buckeye Social Entrepreneurship Program is open to all (graduate/professional and undergraduate) Ohio State students of any major who have a special interest in social entrepreneurship.

Students in the program work collaboratively with social entrepreneurs, faculty and community members to identify and solve real life issues while growing their own business acumen and developing their own work portfolios.

Participants have the opportunity to obtain the necessary tools to create and conduct feasibility studies, develop reasoning skills and devise multiple strategies for addressing a single issue in a professional setting.

BSEP has the potential to attract capital investment opportunities as an incubator for student innovators who develop plans for projects that address real community issues. Earnings from these investments go toward expanding opportunities for future social entrepreneurs.

BSEP benefits the community by providing invaluable resources to campus social entrepreneurs and increasing the business acumen for all students who participate.

The learning objectives including assisting students to:

  • Have an understanding of social entrepreneurship and its impact on society.
  • Create a sense of social entrepreneur identity based on motivation, roles, and key responsibilities.
  • Grow and nurture a business ideas through multiple states of growth.
  • Establish business networks with other social entrepreneurs.
Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit

Program Introduction Video