Tag | Social Innovation

The Purpose of Capital: A Fireside Chat with Jed Emerson by Impact Entrepreneur Center for Social and Environmental Innovation

The field of impact investing has become as focused upon the same questions of strategy, tactics and financial returns as traditional investing. Many struggle to understand impact investment practice, definitions, terms and metrics, but in the absence of clarity concerning the ultimate purpose of capital, our efforts will be in vain and simply devolve into […]

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Core77 Conference “Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business”, Oct 25th

Core77 is hosting their 2018 Conference “Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business” on October 25th at A/D/O in Brooklyn. “Now What?” is a one-day event that will focus on maintaining or starting a design business. Leaders in the field of design entrepreneurship will share their personal success stories and offer insights on running design studios, launching products, and even creating crowdfunding campaigns. Several RISD […]

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NextGen Cup Challenge: Idea submissions open October 9 – November 16

The $1 million NextGen Cup Challenge is an open innovation initiative seeking to identify and commercialize existing and future solutions for the single-use, hot and cold fiber cup system. The Challenge, managed by Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, is the first phase of a multi-year, multi-industry global consortium that aims to accelerate the design, commercialization, and recovery of […]

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Apply for The Roddenberry Fellowship :: Deadline Sept 19!

The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program for 20 activists, changemakers, and organizers from across the United States who are tackling one of these four issue areas: Civil Rights Environmental Protection LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights Immigration & Refugee Rights Fellows will each receive a $50,000 award, as well as tailored support to implement a project […]

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The New School Announces Inaugural Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurship Fellows

Last year, The New School launched the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), a university-wide program supporting early-stage socially engaged entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world. Now, The New School is welcoming the first cohort of IEI fellows — 18 incoming students representing various backgrounds and […]

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Apply for the Catalyst Program at Blue Ridge Labs :: Deadline September 3

Are you building a mission-driven startup that could improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers? The Catalyst program at Blue Ridge Labs is designed to help founders turn a proven but small-scale concept into a scalable technology platform. Over the course of six months, as part of a small cohort of other founders, they will […]

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Apply Now to Code for Impact!

Are you a student designer or developer with a passion for social change? Apply now to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon happening in advance of the CGI U 2018 meeting at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s Codeathon, co-hosted by CGI University, the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, and the Clinton Climate Initiative, […]

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Parsons Graduates Create Sustainable Eyewear Company That Helps Flint, Michigan

At the height of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the city was using more than 20 million plastic water bottles a day, creating large amounts of plastic waste. Ali Rose VanOverbeke, Fashion Design ’14, who was volunteering with the Red Cross in her hometown of Detroit at the time, turned the crisis into an […]

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How to Drive Impact and Innovation with Empathy, Experimentation, and Evidence

Acumen Fund is offering free community seats in their June 20th webinar with Heather Hiscox of Moves the Needle and +Acumen Associate Director, Amy Ahearn. Learn how social impact organizations are creating value, not waste, more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Find out how you can use the Lean Innovation principles of Empathy, Experimentation, […]

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Design for Humanity Summit – Friday, June 22

On behalf of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) we would like to invite you, your students and your institution to join us on Friday, June 22 for the Design for Humanity Summit at Fordham University. This one-day event will explore the intersection of design and humanitarian action in promoting human dignity. This […]

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