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Young Entrepreneurs Solving Social Problems

UNC’s 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Conference challenges students on our 17 campuses to identify some of North Carolina’s most pressing social problems, then take a business-oriented approach to solving them.
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   Students throughout the University of North Carolina's system are working to identify some of the state's most pressing social problems and address them with business-oriented approaches. 

The UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference hosted teams with innovative strategies for tackling food waste in grocery stores, providing elderly care and creating less harmful farming pesticides. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Gabrielle Beaudry, a member of FreshSpire, last year's Social Entrepreneurship Conference winning team. He also talks with Notis Pagiavlas, professor of marketing at Winston-Salem State University, about preparing for competition and how teams make their ideas stand out.  

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Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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