SOCAP17 Daily Highlights: Thursday

SOCAP October 12, 2017

It is the second full day of the conference at the intersection of money and meaning, and momentum is building. Here is some programming happening at Fort Mason on the penultimate day of SOCAP17.

Thursday Morning Plenary: We Have To Do Better – But What Is Better?

In pursuing “better,” are we overlooking the roots of inequity? Our Thursday morning plenary session promises an exploration of that question, as well as a call for rigor and accountability in pursuing impact. Come to Festival Pavilion 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM to hear experts from across the impact space discuss opportunities for impact that are systematically under recognized and unfunded and dive deep into the true purpose of capital. Thursday plenary session speakers include:

  • Ross Baird, Executive Director Village Capital
  • Lauren Booker Allen, Sr. Manager, Impact Investing Omidyar Network
  • Jed Emerson, Founder/Strategic Advisor Blended Value Group
  • AJ Jones II, Chief of Staff, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Jeremy Keele, CEO Sorenson Impact Center
  • Andrew Lee, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing UBS AG
  • Kola Masha, Managing Director Babban Gona
  • Michael McCreless, Senior Director of Strategy and Impact Root Capital
  • Morgan Simon, Managing Director Candide Group
  • Jim Sorenson, Chairman Sorenson Impact Foundation
  • Brian Trelstad, Partner Bridges Fund Management
  • Warren Valdmanis, Managing Director Bain Capital Double Impact

Meet the Entrepreneurs of SOCAP in the Innovation Showcase

Entrepreneurs are the heart of SOCAP. Come to the Big Top today to meet some of SOCAP’s most innovative social entrepreneurs. Hear their stories, learn about their ventures, and see prototypes of their solutions. The Innovation Showcase features entrepreneurs from the following ventures:

Food Truck Party

Don’t miss this beloved SOCAP tradition. Between 6 PM and 10 PM, come to the SOCAP17 Food Truck Party. Enjoy innovative and fun food from San Francisco’s finest food trucks while meeting friends, colleagues, and valuable strangers. The food trucks will be parked out in front of Festival Pavilion. Expect delicious eats, great conversations, music and dancing.

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