First-Year Wins 2018 Social Venture Challenge with Music Making

Caleb Britton ’21 not only won an auspicious sum of $5,000, but is also the only first-year student to take first place in the five-year history of SVC—an annual, campus-wide competition for student teams looking to jump-start their nonprofit or business ventures.

Gordon Team Boosts Fair Trade Business Expansion in India

Gordon students and alumna collaborate to expand operations for Anugra, a fair trade textile enterprise that helps women in India escape poverty.

When Microloans Make Maximum Impact

miray community development

When Peter Vance ’17 spent four months with friends in Madagascar, he was struck by the fact that most local people scraped by through subsistence farming. In response he started Miray Community Development, a microloan organization for small business owners.

Social Venture Challenge Brings Out Gordon’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

At the third annual Social Venture Challenge, Gordon’s best and brightest entrepreneurs showcased their start-up business ideas in front of an esteemed panel of judges to see who would take home their share of the $10,000 prize to kick-start their idea.