Social Entrepreneurship: A Revolutionary Mechanism or Simply a Different Perspective?

The example of Greenlight Planet with Patrick Walsh, Founder of Greenlight Planet, Inc.

Presented in partnership with UW-Madison Sustainability Initiative, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Office of Corporate Relations.

Greenlight Planet: Quality Technology & Innovative
Distribution for the Global Market

Thursday, November 18, 2010

5 p.m. Fluno Center

Oil lamps and candles are the sole source of light for a quarter of the world’s population. These inadequate lamps often give off carcinogenic fumes and are a continual and immediate source of potential destruction in homes made of highly flammable wood and straw. Greenlight Planet, a for-profit enterprise based in the U.S., is combining cutting-edge technology with innovative distribution networks to commercialize low-power LED lanterns. The new lights are bright, long lasting, practical and affordable to villagers in developing countries.

Take advantage of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010, November 16-22, to meet Patrick Walsh, the founder of Greenlight Planet, who as a young graduate student saw the need for alternative lighting in rural India. He developed a solar-powered lamp that provides 16 hours of light on a single day’s charge. Hear how this innovative technology is improving the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
5 p.m. Presentation and discussion
6 p.m. Networking reception

Fluno Center for Executive Education
601 University Ave. Madison, WI

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