This course looks at longstanding societal challenges through the lens of socially-minded entrepreneurship and innovation. We will explore whether and how social-benefit venture models - for-profit or non-profit - can help address comparable issues in underserved urban and rural communities across America. How can these communities become more self-reliant and prosperous against a backdrop of increasing inequality in our society? We will explore potential models for durable social ventures, engage with frontline entrepreneurs, and most importantly develop your own solution ideas for the problems and communities you care about.