Social entrepreneurship professor Tonia Warnecke ’99 was recently quoted in an article in the Orlando Business Journal. The piece looked at Rally, a Central Florida startup accelerator, and the company’s influx of applications to be part of the brand’s winter cohort of startups. Warnecke posited that the larger-than-average applicant pool was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for burgeoning companies to solve unprecedented problems. The trend is similar to one observed during the Great Recession.
“We do see a proliferation of social enterprises, not only in the local economy or the U.S., but across the entire world,” says Warnecke.
Warnecke was recently elected to a term on the executive council of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), an organization that advances scholarship and service across social-science disciplines.