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Spark: A space for social innovators to combine ideas with networks - Professor Kathy Pike

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Spark Workshop with Professor Kathy Pike, Global Mental Health@Columbia University


Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
with reception to follow

Warren Hall, Room 209
1125 Amsterdam Avenue, between 115th and 116th Street                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Global Mental Health@Columbia University

The GMHP@Columbia is an interdisciplinary program that aims to be a world leader in global mental health by pioneering initiatives that promote mental health and reduce the burden of mental illness worldwide.  To this end, the GMHP@Columbia is committed to education, training, advocacy,  clinical and research capacity-building in low income communities around the world.  The program has partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as academic centers in countries including Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and Nigeria. In addition, we aim to grow our internet-based global network of mental health practitioners to assist with internet-based studies, from 4,000 to 10,000 members worldwide.

Session Questions: How can GMHP@Columbia leverage its large and diverse research consortium, and online network of practitioners, to generate revenue for its programs?  Can its partnership with WHO generate educational and commercial publication opportunities? What existing business models could be applied to this project?  Are there types of business partnerships that could benefit both WHO and the GMHP@Columbia in order to advance their global work in mental health?

Spark provides Social Innovators with an opportunity to explore resources, connections and potential solutions to help their social ventures, by tapping the collective knowledge within Columbia University, and the larger entrepreneurial and social impact community in the New York area and beyond.

This workshop is open to all who are willing to bring their ideas, experience, and connections to help solve social and environmental challenges that these social innovators aim to address.



If you are unable to attend the above events but would like more information on Spark, please register for our mailing list.

For more information, or if you would like to suggest a future Spark workshop, please contact Diana Rambeau at

This event is supported by the Social Enterprise Program, the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center and the Social Enterprise Club at Columbia Business School.

April 17th, 2013 from  6:30 PM to  7:30 PM
Columbia Business School
United States
Phone: 212-854-2176