Today SOCAP (Social Capital Markets), announced a partnership with the Bush Foundation, and an exciting new scholarship opportunity–the Bush Foundation Scholarship for Social Business Creators, open to communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.
The SOCAP17 Bush Foundation Scholarship for Business Creators includes a full conference pass to SOCAP17, roundtrip airfare, accommodations in San Francisco, and meals at the event. Any individuals with an idea, business or organization focused on social impact are welcome to apply.
Only 25 outstanding applicants will be accepted. The deadline to apply is June 30th and scholarship applicants will be notified by July 20th.
Interested applicants can apply here: http://bit.ly/2qJprYp
Think Bigger, Think Differently
The Bush Foundation is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and encourages individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. With the SOCAP17 Bush Foundation Scholarship for Social Business Creators, leaders from these states will have the chance to attend the Social Capital Markets conference, to build valuable connections and stronger networks.
“We are excited to partner with SOCAP to provide greater opportunities for social entrepreneurs in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to connect with global changemakers and investors in the impact space,” said Bilal Alkatout, Community Innovations Associate at the Bush Foundation. “We find tremendous value in offering leaders the time and space to connect with one another and with new people, especially at larger national and international events where our region is typically underrepresented.”
“Social entrepreneurs have always been at the heart of SOCAP and we are excited to partner with the Bush Foundation to bring more entrepreneur voices to SOCAP17, at our tenth anniversary event in San Francisco,” said Lindsay Smalling, SOCAP Producer and Curator.
SOCAP is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy – convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. We are a network of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders addressing the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions. For more than ten years, we have been the leading convener of people, businesses, and nonprofits at the intersection of money + meaning. From the leading edge to established players, SOCAP brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations. We actively seek out opportunities to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning and, in pursuit of that goal, have convened more than 15,000 people since our founding in 2008.
About the Bush Foundation
At the Bush Foundation we invest in great ideas and the people who power them. We encourage individuals and organizations to think bigger and think differently about what is possible in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth. Inspired by the Bushes’ desire to build their community and encourage innovation, the Foundation has invested nearly one billion dollars in grants to thousands of organizations and individuals.