A reprise of the successful 2018 gathering, the founders of SOCAP and Impact Hub SF are coming together to join a wide array of leaders for a conference on the seed stage funding and acceleration ecosystem, for a deep dive into what’s working and what’s next; locally, regionally and around the world. Seed stage impact investing and entrepreneurship tends to live in silos across technology, financial inclusion, housing, consumer goods, health, cryptocurrencies, agriculture and food systems …and in geographic regions. We will break down the industry and geographic boundaries that tend to compartmentalize our selective and collective efforts.
This deep practitioner convening will allow for the exchange of winning strategies, and sharing of near and long-term development plans. Together, we will discuss gaps and opportunities in the sector, and push forward actionable concepts to evolve and augment the ecosystem that supports seed stage ventures.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The SEED gathering is for any stakeholder (social entrepreneurs, impact investors, foundations/philanthropists, corporate social innovation teams, and intermediaries such as accelerators and seed funds, just to name a few) working within the seed stage ecosystem. We are bringing together practitioners across geographies and impact sectors who want to work together to hack challenges and share best practices in order to more creatively catalyze the seed stage system and better solve some of the most pressing challenges our world faces.
WHAT TO EXPECT
*Chart the gaps and opportunities specific to the seed stage impact ecosystem with other practitioners
*Get beyond the talk by joining an action-oriented innovation lab to collaborate with fellow practitioners trying to solve organizational and systemic challenges
*Build new partnerships and expand existing ones through interactive salons, innovation labs, and guided networking opportunities created to help you connect more deeply with aligned members of the seed stage impact ecosystem
*Meet featured entrepreneurs at the seed stage and learn how to more effectively support their work
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