Are you an entrepreneur
with any type of idea-- tech, social impact, local, creative, etc...? Then
pitch your idea at the Sandbox All Ideas Pitch Contest!
The MassChallenge Awards
Ceremony is the startup community's largest and highest-value event to celebrate
innovation and support the world's most promising startups. Find out which
MassChallenge 2014 startups will win the $1.75 million in cash and over $10
million in in-kind deals.
Join the Columbia
Business School 2014 Social Enterprise Conference and help spark the
conversation on driving sustainable change beyond the new millennium. Topics
include: Sustainable Practices, Sustainable Financial Models and Sustainable
Sustainability Executives, Brand Strategists, Design & Innovation Leaders,
and Marketing & Communication Stakeholders Leaders as the Sustainable
Brands London Conference convenes to drive innovation that leads to enhanced
business and brand value.
4-6: BSR Conference,
The BSR Conference 2014
will explore how transparency can transform supply chains, energy and climate,
consumer engagement, community impacts, and more, and how businesses are
managing differently in a fully transparent world.
6-8: Net Impact Conference, Breaking Boundaries, Minneapolis,
The Net Impact Conference
is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to tackle the world’s
toughest social and environmental problems. This year, we’ll
be breaking boundaries—leaving limits behind, forging unexpected
alliances, and exploring creative solutions—to transform the world.
Money 2014, Louisville, KY
Slow Money gatherings
have emerged as a significant new venue for field building, investing, and
social change. The events feature food entrepreneurs who are leading the way
rebuilding local food systems, along with many renowned thought leaders in
agriculture, investing, and philanthropy.
Learn how microfinance
works, get practical and actionable advice on jobs and internships in the
social sector, and meet students leading campus MFIs and develop the skills and
the know-how to start a new MFI at your campus. Engage in sessions co-led by experts and
students with ample networking time throughout the Summit, you also will also
have member-only advanced training opportunities. This year there’s New Track
about how race, class and gender affect our work.
The Social Innovation
Summit is a twice annual event taking place at the United Nations and Silicon
Valley. You are able to engage with top executives and thought leaders from
around the globe to discuss opportunities for leveraging technology &
innovation to affect social change. Topics will cover philanthropic trends,
innovative approaches for problem solving and building lasting partnerships
that enable them and their organizations to discover new methods of engaging
with social challenges.
The annual event is
organized by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and his
Creative Advisor Hans Reitz, which gathers experts from private sectors, civil
society, governments and academia over a few days of meetings, forums and
workshops. This year’s speakers include: Nathalie von Siemens (CEO, Siemens
Stiftung), Maoz Inon (Founder, Fauzi Azar Inn), Virgilio Barco (Latin America Director,
Unite For Sight is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of
commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The
Social Entrepreneurship Institute is presented annually by Unite For Sight. The
expert speakers will offer key lessons, mentoring, and guidance about
strategies that participants can apply to their work in global health, social
entrepreneurship, international development, and education.
The program includes an
intensive, two-week certificate training that prepares fellows for 3-12 month
field assignments with social enterprises and impact investment foundations in
the US and abroad.
University of Maryland
Gain unique perspectives
and insights on social innovation in higher education.
6-8: CGI U
2015, University of Miami, FL
The Clinton Global Initiative
University meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student
leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education,
Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation,
and Public Health. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities,
funding will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their
ideas into action.