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September 28: Application Deadline - Staff Director for the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub at Rollins College

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub Staff Director works with the Innovation Hub Faculty Director to develop strategies that advance social innovation education across Rollins, in our community, and in higher education more broadly. The Staff Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations that enable Rollins to build a thriving ecosystem for social innovation across offices, departments, students, staff, and faculty to achieve the mission of creating global citizens and responsible leaders. Additionally, this person will be the co-Changeleader for Ashoka U. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. Full time position, Master's Degree required. 

September 30: Deadline for BIG Pitch Call for Solutions 
Hosted by Georgia Southern University and Ocean Exchange, the 2016 BIG Pitch competition is seeking Undergraduate & Graduate innovations that improve economies, health, and the environment, fitting under the theme of sustainability. Teams or individual innovators with faculty advisors are invited to register to compete for the $10,000 cash award. Eight finalists will be invited to present at Ocean Exchange November 11, 2016 in front of 150 delegates from business, NGOs, academia, and government.

October 3: Deadline to apply to the D-Prize Competition

D-Prize is a call to the world's boldest entrepreneurs. Can you design a new company or NGO that solves a distribution challenge in energy, education, health or other interventions? If selected, an award of up to $20,000 will be granted to launch a pilot in Africa, India, or any other developing region. D-Prize will fund 5-15 social entrepreneurs.

October 5: Deadline for Presentation Submissions, 2017 Ashoka U Exchange Presentation 

The Exchange,  co-hosted by Miami Dade College on March 2-4, 2017 in Miami, Florida, is one of the world’s largest annual gatherings that highlights exciting, globally relevant models of social innovation in higher education.

October 7: Deadline for Net Impact Fellowship

Net Impact is looking for students who want to make a difference on their campus and in their community by participating in the Net Impact Fellowship. Fellows receive leadership development training, free entrance to the 2016 Net Impact Conference, and support implementing an action project that makes a concrete impact in the world. Applications are due on October 7th and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

October 10-12: SXSW Eco Austin, TX
SXSW Eco celebrates the power of business, technology, and design to drive economic, environmental, and social change. The 2016 conference will create a space for business leaders, investors, innovators, and designers to participate in a series of interactive, provocative programming, build strategic alliances and find real solutions.

October 18-19: COMMIT! Forum: To a Responsible Culture and Supply Chain, The Westin Times Square, New York City 
Engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals on how to improve the role of business in society and how corporate responsibility and sustainability drive sales, save money and improve asset values.
October 20: 6th Annual Tech Gives Back, Boston, MA
TUGG's 6th Annual Tech Gives Back is presented in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and powered by Building Impact. Tech Gives Back offers Boston tech an opportunity to get out of the office and into the community to remodel classrooms, plant community gardens, prep and serve meals in soup kitchens, provide interview training for veterans, and much more.

October 26: Deadline for "Fueling the Growth" Competition 

Applications are open for entrepreneurs to apply for the opportunity to ride for 10-15 minutes in a participating Uber and pitch their businesses to an investor on October 26. (Participating cities are: Providence, RI; Baltimore, MD; New Haven, Conn.; Stamford, Conn.; Washington; and Kansas City, Mo.) The entrepreneurs will get immediate feedback from the investors and be eligible to move to the next level of the pitch competition. The most promising startups will showcase their companies at the Stamford Innovation Center on November 16, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, and compete for 10 finalist spots by pitching their companies to a panel of judges at the Stamford Innovation Center.

November 14-16: New Metrics '16, Boston, 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 and enhance financial performance with shared value, including discussions on UN sustainable development goals and applicability for the private sector.  Join the leading brands and businesses who are continuing to learn from remarkable thought leaders working to create a path toward smarter, more accurate and more inclusive business metrics that create value for all stakeholders.​​

November 17: Entrepreneurship Summit, NYC and Online 
Co-Hosted by The KIND Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established by KIND Snacks, and Venture for America, an entrepreneurship fellowship program for recent college grads, this educational day will provide skill development, networking, and mentorship opportunities. Aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs (under 10 full-time employees) who have an appetite for using business to create long-term societal value are invited to attend. Applications to the Summit will be accepted on a rolling basis and capacity is limited.