Entries by Skoll Centre

Announcing the 2011-2012 Skollars!

Drumroll, please! It’s a special day here at the Skoll Centre, as we can finally introduce you to our newest class of Skoll Skollars! After a rigorous 6 month search, we have selected four fantastic social entrepreneurs who have made significant contributions to the field already – and who will continue to do so long […]

Achieving Transformative Philanthropy: Promises and Challenges for Colombia

This post is written by Skoll Centre Director Pamela Hartigan, ampoule who has just returned from Colombia. When Felipe Medina emailed me eight months ago inviting me to keynote a meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, sales on “Transformational Philanthropy”, I needed little persuading. Colombia is my favourite country on the planet –well, okay – definitely my […]

SBS Venture Fund gives flight to big ideas

This post was written by Vannary Sar, of the Skoll Centre. Last night hundreds of students, alumni and people from the business community gathered at Saїd to watch the Venture Fund Final (or should I say “show-down”) and let me tell you, what a fun night!  The Venture Fund happens once a year and is […]

Student Treks: A week in the Bay

We’re pleased to welcome guest blogger Patrick Keenan, MBA ’10-11.  Along with dozens of his classmates, Patrick traveled to Silicon Valley over spring break with the Oxford MBA trek to experience the region’s entreprenerial energy first-hand.  The post originally appeared on Patrick’s blog. Trickling into the Carlton hotel one Oxonian after another. It was Sunday […]

The Search for the 2011-2012 Skollar class continues

Peace and quiet.  Yes, it’s the time of year we cherish here at Said Business School:  spring break. While we love our students, there’s no denying that their departure for spring break means catch up time for us.  Sigh. Breath. Repeat.  It also means we can reflect on all the activity of the last 2 […]

Radha Basu shares insights on frugal innovation

Last week, the Centre had the pleasure of hosting Radha Basu at SBS as part of our year-long Speaker Series.  She spoke to us about her work in frugal innovation, and if you are new to the term (like many of us were) it’s a simple, brilliant concept. Rather than adapting products for emerging economies, […]