Future of social ventures

Conference & GSVC U.S. West Regional Finals

March 16, 2018

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 for 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. 

Ticket Information

  • Register by March 9th for Early Bird Discounts!

Speakers & Judges

Keynote Speakers

Leila Janah

Founder and CEO
Samasource and LXMI

Carlos Orellana


Featured Speakers

Lauren Ito

Community Designer

Christopher Krohn

Project Manager

Rafa de la Guia

Investment Principal
Omidyar Network


Leila Janah

Founder and CEO

Kathleen Jurman

Technology Scout
Dow Ventures

Claudine Emmeot

Director of Impact Investing
Salesforce Ventures

Patrick Sagisi

DBL Partners

Brian Dixon

Kapor Capital



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 AMRegistration Opens

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Keynote Speaker: Carlos Orellana, Co-Founder of salaUno

10:15 – 11:45 AM: Concurrent Sessions

  • Design Thinking Workshop led by OpenIDEO (space is limited)
  • Impact Investing Panel

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Keynote Speaker: Leila Janah, Co-founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI

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