Social Innovation


Social Innovation

Students learn skills in innovation to identify root causes of societal injustices and are able to find bold solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our groundbreaking partnership with Echoing Green, a premier thought leader and investor in the best emerging social entrepreneurs in the world, offers students a variety of opportunities to engage with systems changers who can mentor them to ideate, prototype and implement their ideas and turn them into action.


December 1: Social Innovation Challenge: 

Do you have an idea that will change the world

Want $3000 and mentorship from world-renowned entrepreneurs to help build it? 

Apply to participate in KLI’s Social Innovation Challenge at LA Cleantech Incubator! This innovative facility houses and incubates cutting edge start-ups with ideas that will change the world! Their Advanced Prototyping Center supports members and incubators to create their ideas from scratch and learn from a community of innovators and changemakers. 

Dinner with World Changers: A Fireside Chat Series

On Mondays, throughout the Fall semester, award winning social entrepreneurs will be hosted by students from the different institutes to engage in a fireside chat to learn about their journey as changemakers.

Leading Social Innovation Course (LEAD 142 Fall)

A course where students will learn from a new award-winning social entrepreneur every week. The students will explore the core skills and challenges one needs and will face building a world changing initiative

Passion to Purpose (P2R)

A 2-day retreat where students will engage in experiential activities to help them spark their passion and help them identify their purpose. 

Moonshot House

A 7-day retreat bringing together award-winning social entrepreneurs with top students representing the different research institutes on campus, to teach them skills in innovation and come up with their world changing ideas.

Moonshot Innovation Impact Challenge

Students who have generated ideas through the Moonshot House have the opportunity to be matched with award winning social entrepreneurs, like Mark Cuban and Cheryl Dorsey, who will mentor them to prototype and test their ideas.