Bridges to Business (B2B) is a leadership and skill development program that helps students connect their Soka Education to meaningful business, entrepreneurship, and value-creation opportunities through multiple campus initiatives. For information or application email

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Year-long Team Programs

Colorful Bridges to Business Logo

Team B2B

Team B2B offers business leadership coaching and mentorship in a team building format. Monthly programs span the academic year and include workshops and speakers on topics such as ethics, etiquette, personal branding, networking, design thinking, finance, social impact, and digital/tech literacy. Option to participate in a Spring Break Business Bootcamp. Request application at

B2B students at Enactus


Enactus is a global organization dedicated to developing the next generation of business leaders and social innovators. The international program offers multiple opportunities for students to network with peers and leading employers while receiving training and real-world business experience at regional, national, and international competitions and conferences.

Special Events & Programs

Join IMPACTATHON event poster. Win prize money for winning ideas.


Business Pitch Competition

B2B hosts Impactathon® by Innova8social, a fast-paced, social impact business pitch event open to students and alumni interested in creating market-based, impact-driven solutions that align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Soka students posing with a mock frame and oversized check for winners.

UCI New Venture Competition

Through a unique partnership with the University of California Irvine’s Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Soka students and alumni may attend 10-high level business workshops and participate in UCI’s New Venture Competition, where teams can win up to $20,000 in start-up funding. 

Academic Affairs Partnerships

Soka students visit Hong Kong University to learn about business programs.

Learning Cluster Support

B2B supports faculty in connecting Learning Clusters to experiential learning opportunities to meet leaders and visit organizations that operate in the social impact, entrepreneurship, and business sector.

Photo of panel speaking at the SEED Symposium

Conference Partnerships

Collaboration with faculty and students to produce conferences that highlight social enterprise, economic development, career, and business opportunities with a focus on positive social impact and the triple bottom-line: people, profit, and planet.

Contact Us

Director of Special Projects
Bridges to Business (B2B)
Critical Conversations @Soka
Mary Patrick Kavanaugh