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Opportunities and Resources

August 28: 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.

September 2-5: SOCAP ’14, 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.

September 10: 4th Annual Tech Gives Back sponsored by TUGG​ and Silicon Valley Bank

Join us for Boston's largest day of service returns, with over 2,000 Tech Leaders sharing their knowledge, as "Tech Gives Back".

September 24-26: New Metrics conference in Cambridge

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.

September 12-17: 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. 

September 16-20: 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.

September 25: Sandbox Makers Pitch Contest, Lowell, MA

Are you a maker, inventor, craftsman, designer, or culinary artist? Then pitch your idea at the Sandbox Makers Pitch Contest!

October 16: Sandbox All Ideas Pitch Contest, Lowell, MA

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!

November 3-5: Sustainable Brands Conference, Lancaster Terrace, London, UK

Connect with 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.

November 4-6: BSR Conference, New York

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.

November 6-8: Net Impact Conference, Breaking Boundaries, Minneapolis , MN

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.

January 12-23: Frontier Market Scouts Training, Monterrey, CA

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.

February 26-28: Ashoka University Exchange​, University of Maryland

Gain unique perspectives and insights on social innovation in higher education.

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