UST Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, October 18, 8:00 AM

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Where mission and market intersect for the common good.

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Minnesota and across the globe, entrepreneurial nonprofits and for-profit social good businesses are  mixing nonprofit and commercial elements, thinking by “design,” and developing fresh sources of support to increase their organization’s impact and resilience. Some are start-ups testing ideas; some are long standing organizations making big bets on new ways of “doing good.”

The UST Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship provides a dynamic, crowd-based “applied innovation” learning platform for you to actively engage with expert innovation and entrepreneurship leaders who have challenged the status quo of social change. You will hear relevant trends, new sources for financing and practical but “outside the box” methods for you to create value and resiliency in your work.

The symposium is designed for nonprofit directors and managers, social good entrepreneurs, philanthropists and investors, business leaders, policy makers, social change students and all innovation and entrepreneurship enthusiasts.

Symposium highlights include:

"Creating an Entrepreneurial Life"
Keynote address by Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley is a founder and former chief marketing officer of Kiva, the first online micro financing platform ever developed. Kiva now has generated over $320,000,000 providing thousands of men and women in developing countries opportunities for economic stability, education, health and personal growth.

"Mandates, Margins, Market, Mayhem."
Panelists include:

  • Jessica Jackley, founder, Kiva
  • Ben Aase, principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Ryan Skoog, social entrepreneur
  • Dana Nelson, director, GiveMN
  • Katherina Glac, University of St. Thomas, facilitator

"Design Thinking" for Purpose and Performance
Speaker: Greg Mowry, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas School of Engineering

Leading from the Future: Today's Model for Tomorrow's Nonprofit
Speaker: Eric Jolly, Ph.D., president, Science Museum of MN

Visit the symposium website or call (651) 962-4600 to learn more or register.

Event Details:
Thursday, October 18, 8:00 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented/Sponsored by Center for Nonprofit Management.

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