Future of Social Ventures
Conference & GSVC U.S. West Regional Finals
Haas School of Business,
University of California Berkeley
Join us on Friday, March 16th at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business for the annual Future of Social Ventures Conference, bringing together members of the social impact community to advance practice, sharing, learning, and acceleration of social ventures. The conference will feature speakers and interactive sessions with experts in the field of social impact, as well as presentations from the top US West regional finalists of the 2018 Global Social Venture Competition.
Who should attend?
- Professionals in the fields of impact investing, social entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Students who are interested in social impact and entrepreneurship.
Speakers & Judges
Julia W. Sze Consulting
Berkeley Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership
Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC US West Regional Finals
Friday, March 16, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM (Conference) / 6:00-8:00 PM (Reception)
Location: UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Register Here: https://futureofsocialventures2018.eventbrite.com/
|8:30 AM||Registration Opens|
|9:00 – 10:00 AM||Keynote Speaker: Carlos Orellana, Co-Founder of salaUno|
|10:15 – 11:45 AM||Concurrent Session: Circular Design for Social Impact (space is limited)
Speakers: Christopher Krohn and Lauren Ito, OpenIDEO. What is the Circular Economy and how can Circular Design accelerate social impact? OpenIDEO discusses their work in the Circular Economy, and what they’ve learned along the way while designing projects that champion inclusiveness across cultures and economic spheres. Participants will then collaborate through ecosystem mapping to apply circular thinking to some of today’s leading social and environmental issues.
|10:15 – 11:45 AM||Concurrent Session: Promises and Pitfalls of Impact Investing
Speakers: Rafa de la Guia, Omidyar Network, and Julia Sze, Julia W. Sze Consulting
Moderator: Ben Mangan, Executive Director, Berkeley Haas Center for Social Sector LeadershipWhat are the promises and pitfalls of impact investing for increasing social impact? Join us as we dig into the challenges future impact investors and social entrepreneurs will face as they try to use for-profit models to amplify impact.
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||Keynote Speaker: Leila Janah, Co-founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI
Moderator: Laura D. Tyson, Director, Berkeley Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact
|1:00 – 1:30 PM||Book Signing: Leila Janah will be available to sign copies of her book Give Work, which will be available for sale onsite.|
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||Lunch and Networking|
|2:00 – 5:30 PM||Presentations from the US West GSVC Regional Finalist Teams|
|6:00 – 8:00 PM||Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony|
“GSVC was different because the experience actually made our venture better.”Sneha Sheth