Social Enterprise Program

Social entrepreneurs are key to solving social and environmental problems head-on, and are the link between the Institute and the under- resourced communities. Social entrepreneurs build resilience in the communities they work in by creating economic opportunities for under resourced communities while tackling societal challenges with innovative technologies-solutions in areas of sustainable food systems, resilient infrastructure, human capital development and financial inclusion.

Our  program is designed to provide hands-on and comprehensive support to some of the most innovative early stage social entrepreneurs and empower them to fulfill their potential for transformative impact through their ventures. Hunt Institute Social Entrepreneurs also have access to our experts


Social Entrepreneur Testimony

"The Hunt Institute's support has been critical to Break Bread Break Borders' success. They were willing to engage with us at an early stage. Beyond their toolbox, we benefited from the involvement of many experts, student interns and exposure. Theirs is not simply a finite program but a permanent hub for empowerment and a community for impact. Initially we were simply focused on learning and creating a solid business plan. Now we are sharing our experiences, mentoring others and forging partnerships, including for replicating our model in other parts of the world. You don't graduate but evolve in this approach and in the process our collective impact is being scaled exponentially."

Jin-Ya Huang,
Founder & CEO

Social Entrepreneur Highlights

Social Enterprise Advisory Council

Vikram Agrawal
Co-Founder & CEO
American Resilience Partners
Alex Radunsky, PhD
Implementation Research Science in Public Health
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Adriana Avalos, PhD
Senior Finance Officer
Inter-American Development Bank
Taylor Schrang Ready
Lead Analyst
Cause Reports
Nadia Zerelli Ben Hamida, PhD
Associate Professor
Institute of Advanced Commercial Studies, Tunis Carthage
Yasmin Saadat, PhD CFA
Member of the Board
Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)
Haddijatou Lamkin Nkie
International Development Expert
The Gambia
Mohan Seneviratne
Principal Consultant
Mohan Seneviratne Consulting Pty LTD
James Olivier, PhD
IEEE Dallas Blockchain group
Jolanta Stankeviciene
Audit Progress Committee Secretariat to APC
Office of the VP, European Commission
Debra Perry, PhD
Global Inclusive Economy Society