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TEDxAshokaU 2011 - Matt Barr and Whitney Burton

Matt Barr and Whitney Burton are students at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and gave this talk at TEDxAshokaU: Universities Driving Global Change at Duke University on February 25, 2011. Learn more at is a junior at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI majoring in Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management. After facilitating the initial partnership with Ashoka U, he created the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Student Organization to educate students on current social ventures and to assist the campus-wide effort to embed social entrepreneurship across the curriculum. He has also spent time with other undergraduate representatives from Ashoka Changemaker Campuses on a web based project called One Card at a Time that will provide individuals around the world with a platform to discuss how they positively impact the lives of others.Whitney Burton is a senior studying economics and is the founder of the George Mason University Social Venture Consulting (SVC) Group. Additionally, she has founded a student social entrepreneurship group at Mason called Mason ChangeMakers and works with Innovations journal focused on entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges. Whitney worked in Tanzania with APOPO, an Ashoka Fellow organization that trains rats to detect both landmines and Tuberculosis. She successfully led a fundraising effort to build a school in Sierra Leone and was selected to participate at the 2008 World Economic Forum. Whitney has traveled throughout South and South East Asia, East Africa, and Europe. She currently works for Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia.What is TEDx?In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.More information is at and video was shot by Duke University staff, edited by Laurel Gwizdak
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