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June 22-28, 2015: Maine Startup & Create Week, Portland, ME

With 75 events over 7 days, get inspired to think big, be bold and take risks. Challenge yourself to grow your business and take it to the next level while meeting diverse participants including innovators, investors and supporters. Attend keynote sessions and panels and participate in workshops to develop the skills and the know-how to start or scale your business or advance your career.

July 16, 2015: Application deadline for StartingBloc D.C.

The StartingBloc Institute is a transformative 5-day experience for entrepreneurs, activists, students, bridge-builders and other innovators. Through a series of workshops and activities designed to stretch your limits, you learn directly from high impact changemakers, you work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and you build relationships with life-long allies.

August 3-14, 2015: IDDS D'kar, Botswana

International Development Design Summit D'Kar which is themed KURU: a Naro word meaning TO DO or TO CREATE intends to unearth this and leverage the hands-on culture of the desert communities. It aims to connect and train the San people along with a few other selected members from around Botswana and the globe in the basics of user-based technology design and business development process as they work together in diverse teams to c-create technologies that address particular local development challenges. The 6 specific group challenges will be framed by the community along with a group of students from MIT's D-Lab during a preliminary scoping trip in January 2015.

August 11-15, 2015: United Nations MCC15 , New York, New York

 The Millennium Campus Conference 2015 will take place August 11-15th at the United Nations.  We will be joined by 500 student leaders from 50 nations, along with leading foundations, corporations, and media. Five tickets are available for Babson students on behalf of The Lewis Insitute, if interested email Cheryl Kiser by June 19 with the subject line "MCC15 Tickets".

September 25, 2015: CBS 2015 Social Enterprise Conference , New York, NY

 In the centuries since the Industrial Revolution transformed our planet, humankind has been presented with unprecedented challenges and opportunities -  creating activists, business people and organizations using their skills to solve the last century’s most pressing problems. Join like-minded individuals to inspire the business, social and policy solutions for the world in 2115. Celebrate Columbia Business School’s Centennial with the 2015 Social Enterprise Conference by exploring what the next 100 years of social enterprise will entail.

October 5-7, 2015: New Metrics Conference, Cambridge, MA

Explore the future of sustainable business metrics. The three-day event examines leading-edge work that expands the way business can create, quantify, manage and communicate value enhance financial performance with shared value. 

October 6-9, 2015: SOCAP '15 , Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Join the world's pioneering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders, and innovators to create the intersections where you- with friends and valuable strangers - mobilize resources and capital for good.

October 8, 2015: Small Business Expo 2015- Boston, Boston, MA

Attend the largest and most anticipated business to business networking event for business owners & business professionals. The free badge can give you entrance to the Exhibitor Hall, Workshops & Seminars, Get Dotted, How-To Demos, Speed Networking, Business Card Showcase, Industry MeetUps, Presdo Match, BizBoard, #smallbizselfie Contest, SmallBiz raffle, eLounge & VIP MainStage Presentation with America's Business Expert, Mr. Bill Walsh.

October 11-16, 2015: Opportunity Collaboration , Ixtapa, Mexico

Join a global network of leaders dedicated to building sustainable solutions to poverty, Opportunity Collaboration works best for top-level executives and trustees from their respective organizations.

October 22-26: StartingBloc D.C., Washington, D.C.

The StartingBloc Institute is a transformative 5-day experience for entrepreneurs, activists, students, bridge-builders and other innovators. Through a series of workshops and activities designed to stretch your limits, you learn directly from high impact changemakers, you work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and you build relationships with life-long allies.

October 28-29, 2015: Open Innovation Summit, Boston, MA

Innovation Enterprise is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Big Data, Strategy, Advance Analytics, Innovation, Digital Finance, Operations, Publishing & Decision Support executives. The summit will cover three topic areas: the convergence of exponential technologies & innovation, analyzing difference business models for open innovation, developing a joint commercial and institutional innovation strategy, open innovation program development, and creating an action plan for new products.
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