TigerTalks in the City: Can Princeton Revolutionize Social Entrepreneurship?

The Case for Moral Clarity
Feb 23, 2023, 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Alumni Ventures Group, 183 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY, 10016
  • Alumni
  • Staff
  • Entrepreneurially-Minded
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdocs
  • Undergraduate Students


Event Description

This provocative and stimulating faculty presentation kicks off a TigerTalks series focusing on social entrepreneurship and impact investing. This is one of the major themes of the 2023 slate of TigerTalks events scheduled throughout the year.

Over the past decade we've witnessed an increasing desire among our students and the larger Princeton community to participate directly in creating a more just world. This talk will draw on the speaker's firsthand experience at the frontlines of social entrepreneurship to understand what is broken in existing entrepreneurial ecosystems and how Princeton has an unparalleled opportunity to lead in reimagining entrepreneurship that is societally beneficial. It will cover new approaches to teaching entrepreneurship and engaging the humanists in entrepreneurial ecosystems. The key ingredient is moral clarity -- to never lose sight of the ends and the permissible means; to be firmly planted in the world "as it is" while working towards the world as it ought to be.

Background on the speaker:

Manish Bhardwaj is the founding director of an initiative at Princeton's Keller Center to enable faculty in the humanities and social sciences to tackle our most pressing societal challenges. Manish was previously the James Wei Visiting Professor at Princeton where he has taught idealism, the nature of injustice and the path to justice. He is also a founder and CEO of Innovators In Health (IIH), a non-profit committed to ensuring high-quality healthcare for the rural poor in India. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT and is a Fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.

Logistics for the evening:

5:30 Check-in

6:00 Welcome

6:10 Presentation and Q&A

7:10 Networking reception

A special thanks to Nassau Street Ventures for providing the venue at its Alumni Ventures Group NYC offices for this TigerTalks event.

We would love to have you attend in-person if you are local but a live stream option will be available for those that cannot join us.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact PEC at [email protected] no later than three working days prior to the event.

Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Event Series
Social impact