Interested in looking at SOCAP12 through a particular lens of interest with others who share that interest? Leaders in their fields will be curating conversations each morning over breakfast from 8:00 – 9:00 am (look for signs on the breakfast tables) in Festival Pavilion. SOCAP attendees with a burning interest in a particular topic are encouraged to join these breakfasts to better understand how their topic of interest is of relevance across the full range of sessions at SOCAP this year.
SOCAP12 curated experiences include:
- Gender Lens Investing
- Youth, Blueprint to Scale / Enterprise Philanthropy
- Faith-Based Investing
- A special track for First Time Attendees
Want to host a curated breakfast conversation on a particular topic?
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In addition to these open curated conversations, SOCAP is pleased to welcome two additional groups that will be touring SOCAP with a specific focus.
THE NEXT GENERATION
We are thrilled to have youth in our midst from two outstanding organizations focused on youth development through social enterprise: Juma Ventures and BUILD. Juma Ventures is an innovative and award-winning youth development program that combines employment in social enterprises, college preparation, and asset building within a highly integrated case management framework. Juma’s overall goal is to provide a support system for underserved youth to help them earn a four-year college degree. BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. In their four-year program, students start and operate their own businesses – experience that makes school engaging and motivates students to excel. Students also acquire 21st century skills that ensure they graduate high school eligible and ready for post- secondary success. To date, 95% of BUILD seniors graduate from high school, and more than 90% enroll in college.
Rebecca Trobe—of Impact Coaching & Consulting and Schaffer & Combs—will provide support and guidance for the youth delegation in approaching, accessing, and engaging in SOCAP so they can get the most out of their experience and time at the conference.
Microsoft is proud to support Juma Ventures and BUILD in empowering young entrepreneurs to change their world at SOCAP12. Learn more at www.microsoft.com/YouthSpark.
Join us in welcoming these five international delegations attending SOCAP! Local catalysts have organized and hosted impact investors, accelerators, and entrepreneurs from across the globe. These groups will learn lessons and best practices from the convening and bring new energy and knowledge back to their communities.
» BRAZIL / ICE (Entrepreneurial Citizenship Institute)
» ARGENTINA AND CHILE / Sistema B
» CANADA / MaRS Centre
» CHINA / Elliott Donnelley and Jenna Nicholas