China Entrepreneur Network (hereafter referred to as CEN) is a university based, student run organization attached to CSIF, which shares the same vision. CEN aims to discover and develop social entrepreneurship talents and potential in university students, and to pursuit social entrepreneurship for sustainable development and social innovation to serve for a sustainable future. By encouraging students to seek for innovative solutions to real problems of social development, CEN raises the awareness of social responsibility among the young generation and plants far reaching seeds of social entrepreneurship in the hearts of the young generation.
As its name suggests, CEN aims to develop as a network of entrepreneurs, academic professionals and university students, in order to share information, resources, experience and inspiration to jointly seek for innovative solutions for social developmental problems. With diverse activities held at different chapters, including China Business Challenge competition, China Entrepreneur Forum, themed Seminars and Lectures, etc., CEN is actively engaging professionals and the young generation to exchange and explore ideas in the field of social entrepreneurship.
Now and Future
Up until now, CEN has established 12 Chapters all over the world: Chapters at University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Cornell University, Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Guizhou University, University of Chicago, Stanford University and Princeton University and The University of British Columbia.
With the development of more chapters in greater geographical scope, CEN is indeed becoming a global organization, playing a critical role in the exchange of social entrepreneurship inspirations across the ocean.