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Opportunities and Events

August 26, 2015: Forbes Under 30 $1M Challenge​ Application Deadline

The Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition is the largest ever for young social entrepreneurs. Six finalists, selected from the complete pool of competitors, will receive a cash award of $100,000 USD. They will then compete on-stage at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on October 6, 2015 in front of 2,000 world-class mentors and the best young entrepreneurs and game-changers in the world, as culled from the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists.  ​

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.