Social Entrepreneurs @ SOCAP12

Social Entrepreneurs at SOCAP demonstrate why meaning matters and make impact tangible. At SOCAP12 we are excited to offer additional programming for social entrepreneurs, along with new ways to feature them during the conference so that all attendees can learn about their groundbreaking solutions.

>>> View list of featured socialĀ entrepreneurs



Impact Accelerator @ SOCAP
Where: HUB San Francisco,
When: 2:00 – 6:00 pm Saturday, Sept 29, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday, September 30th. Reception immediately to follow from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Sunday.

In partnership with Halloran Philanthropies, we’ve created a high-touch, hands-on weekend program has been designed for social entrepreneurs in advance of SOCAP to amplify the benefit that entrepreneurs receive from SOCAP and also to highlight the catalytic work of accelerators. Focused on peer collaboration, targeted mentoring, and polished presentations, the Impact Accelerator @ SOCAP will kick off the entrepreneur experience at SOCAP. By allowing entrepreneurs to select from a variety of session topics, curated by accelerator leaders, this short program can be customized to help every entrepreneur accelerate their impact. Pitch sessions will be held throughout the Sunday program and entrepreneurs who pitch will have the chance of being selected to pitch on the main stage at SOCAP. Evening mixers will provide a venue for informal connections with mentors and peers, and a chance to create a community of entrepreneurs that will transition into a more leveraged experience at SOCAP.

Open to SOCAP scholarship entrepreneurs or by invitation only.

A message from Halloran Philanthropies:
Since its first seed grant to launch SOCAP in 2008, Halloran Philanthropies has targeted its human and financial resources toward the development of social entrepreneurs and impact investing. In close relationships with their partners, they continue to concentrate their resources on high-impact incubators, accelerators, supporting organizations and social entrepreneurs in Africa, Brazil, Colombia, India, Mexico and the US. Halloran Philanthropies recognizes the gap in early stage capital for social businesses and seeks to cause impact by investing in the capacity and scale of social entrepreneurs through accelerators who are paving the way for investors seeking the best social entrepreneurs in the world. Halloran Philanthropies is excited to partner again with SOCAP and leaders of Accelerators Movement throughout the world.


Innovation Showcase @ SOCAP
Where: Fort Mason, San Francisco
When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 3rd

The Innovation Showcase will be a highlight of SOCAP on the second day of the conference and a chance for attendees to see the groundbreaking work of social entrepreneurs in a hands-on way. Entrepreneurs in the showcase will have tangible products for attendees to engage and interact with during the conference.


Marketplace @ SOCAP
Where: Fort Mason, San Francisco
When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Thursday, October 4th

The Marketplace is a great opportunity to support social entrepreneurs who are delivering impact through products as diverse as shoes, chocolate, handbags, and blankets. The entrepreneurs in the marketplace have innovated upon materials, agriculture practices, and economic development models to deliver these products. Attendees can learn about the organizations and purchase items at the Marketplace, which will be easily accessible in the main entrance hall during the last day of the conference.