Miller Center is hoping to see you at SOCAP! Swing by the following events and say hello!
Jump Start SOCAP - Sold out!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The General's Residence
Join Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship plus our co-sponsors The Lemelson Foundation, ANDE, and Opportunity Collaboration for an invitation-only event and get your SOCAP participation off to a great start. It’s an opportunity to chat with impact investors, social entrepreneurs, accelerators, industry experts, foundation representatives, and philanthropists over food, wine, beers and soft drinks.
Visit Our Booth
Wednesday, October 7, 8:00 am – 6:45 pm
Thursday, October 8, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday, October 9. 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Herbst Pavilion along the left side of the building
Come and chat with Miller Center staff, learn more about our programs, and meet some of the inspiring social entrepreneurs who have benefitted from participation in our Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) programs.
Climate Resilience: Acting on a Moral Imperative
Wednesday, October 7, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Festival Meeting Room
Speakers: John Kohler, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship; Shashi Buluswar, Institute for Transformative Technologies; Raul Pomares, Sonen Capital; Liesbet Peeters, D.Capital and Dahlberg
In the face of rapidly changing climate conditions, creating resilience within vulnerable communities becomes a scientific and moral imperative. The dramatic effects of climate change on the world’s poorest people are drawing together technology corporations, impact investors, researchers, and more. This practicum will explore the problem climate change creates for the poor, breakthrough technology solutions, the call by Pope Francis to urgently address this issue, how to invest in solutions, and other actions we all can take.
From Inventor to Entrepreneur
Thursday, October 8, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Speakers: Andy Lieberman, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship; Leslie Marincola, Angaza Design; Nicole Etchart, NESsT; Alex Pan, ANDE; Isabel Medem, x-runner Venture
How can we develop sustainable, scalable social enterprises without appropriately skilled entrepreneurs to lead them? This challenge is especially keen in invention-based enterprises, where leaders typically have backgrounds in science or technology rather than business administration. This session discusses these dilemmas. It will also present a new online self-assessment tool that provides insights and next steps that mentors can use to coach entrepreneurs through a self-realization process and the creation of a talent development plan.
Social Entrepreneur Office Hours
Thursday, October 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Pamela Roussos, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, in the Herbst Pavilion to brainstorm, get advice, or otherwise be inspired!