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YNPN Social Entrepreneurship Master Chat

June 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Crummer Graduate School of Business, Classroom B20
Roy E. Crummer Hall & Bush Executive Center
1000 Holt Avenue,
Winter Park, FL 32789

Parking available in the SunTrust Parking Garage with an entrance on Lyman Avenue
Parking validation available

While nonprofit organizations serve the community in significant ways, their heavy reliance on philanthropic and government funding is increasingly not sustainable. With over 1.4 million active nonprofits in the United States competing for fewer and fewer dollars, organizations must seek new funding sources. Social entrepreneurship presents one possible model for building a successful business that advances social change.

Join YNPN Orlando for a conversation encompassing social entrepreneurship and its role within Central Florida. We’ll work towards a holistic definition of social entrepreneurship through a discussion of best management practices, diversifying revenue streams, and scaling for impact. Whether you are a budding social entrepreneur, a nonprofit professional, or just eager to learn, you’ll benefit from this discussion.


Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on is the George D. & Harriet W. Cornell Chair and Professor of International Business & Social Entrepreneurship at the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College. Mary represents Rollins on the Board of Rally: The Social Enterprise Accelerator, driving curriculum for its programs. As the inaugural Faculty Director from the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub on campus, Mary served as the Change Leader for the Ashoka U Changemaker designation at Rollins. For 2013-2014 she received a Fullbright Garcia-Robles Scholarship to study Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico, which resulted in the 2018 publication of the book Modelando el Emprendimiento Social en Mexico (Shaping Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico). Additionally, Mary serves as a visiting professor at IPADE (Instituto Pan Americano de Alta Dirección de Empresas) Business School.

Mary was part of the core team that developed the Global Links Program – a public private partnership with Tupperware Brands and the U.S. Department of State Officer for Global Women’s Issues, for which she serves as the Faculty Director. The 2019 Scholar is from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Mary earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from University of Kentucky, her Masters in International Marketing and Management from Denver University, and her BA in International Studies and Spanish from Bradley university. Additional work experience includes corporate positions in the Philippines, Japan, and China.

Mary’s research interests include social entrepreneurship, nonprofit branding, social marketing cross-cultural consumer behavior, as well as gender and ethics in marketing. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters, 10 cases, and presented at more than 40 professional conferences.


Kyle Christian Steele’s mission is to help people find and fearlessly move into the power of their unique story. He is a social entrepreneur with a background in community building, technology, and K-12 education. Kyle has founded three technology startups and is an alumnus of DreamIT Venture, ranked as one of the top 10 tech startup accelerators in the world. In 2012, he founded a coding program for students living in disadvantaged communities, which would later become Learn Jelly, a service that helps elementary educators improve students’ reading, thinking, and learning skills through storytelling, art, and coding. Learn Jelly’s clients include the City of Orlando, Orlando Science Center, Cade Museum, District of Columbia and over 19,000 students from 41 states and Canada. Additionally, Kyle is a founder of Orlando Tech, Managing Partner of CREDO Conduit, an interdisciplinary co-working community, Program Director of Rally, a social enterprise accelerator, and a board member of the Future of Education Technology Conference, the largest technology conference for K-12 educators in the US.

Kyle graduated from Bethune-Cookman University with a bachelors of science in Biology and attended the University of Michigan for a dental science fellowship program.


June 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rollins College, Suntrust Auditorium – Crummer Building
E Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park,, FL
Orlando, FL us
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