Two MSU alumni complete fellowship program aimed at increasing their startups’ social impact

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Miles Maxcer and Zariah Tolman were selected for the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars Fall Fellowship program, an eight-week fellowship they completed in December. Representatives from 40 student startups internationally were chosen for the program.

“More and more, burgeoning student entrepreneurs are demonstrating that they care more about having a social impact than turning large profits,” according to a statement from the program. “In response to this, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Techstars and Future Founders are helping a new wave of social impact entrepreneurs … (who are) all motivated to make a difference in the world around them.” Social impact entrepreneurs are those seeking a positive societal outcome, beyond financial success.

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