Concordia will host Rachel Sumekh of Swipe Out Hunger as part of the YPWeek 2020 events.

Social entrepreneurship is defined as, “an approach by companies and entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.”

Today, over 90% of young professionals want to use their talents in a way that will affect positive change. While money is always a determining factor when seeking a new role, young entrepreneurs and job seekers are increasingly putting passion over profit.

Come check out the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at Concordia University and hear stories of young people who have decided to become social impact entrepreneurs!


This event is FREE and open to the community and Concordians.

Registration is required. Click here or on the "Register Now" button to reserve your spot.


  • Keynote: Rachel Sumekh | Founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger
  • Anghelo Gangano | Current CUW student
  • Kurt Owens | CUW alum and founder of Bridge Builders


    Founded by a group of friends at UCLA in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger has become a leading nonprofit addressing hunger among college students. We provide both commonsense and innovative solutions to campus hunger including our flagship program, “The Swipe Drive,” where students with extra dining hall meal swipes can donate them to their peers. Rachel Sumekh’s work with the organization has been recognized by The Obama White House, The New York Times and landed her on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.


    YPWeek is a week-long platform for discovery, adventure, and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals. From April 17-25, 2020, cities throughout Wisconsin will host more than 100 events geared toward young professionals.

    Learn more about YPWeek 2020 here.