Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) for Impact

Adam Rao July 7, 2022

Over the next decade, hundreds of thousands of U.S. small businesses owned by Baby Boomers who lack exit and succession plans will need to be sold. This creates an extraordinary opportunity for social entrepreneurs and impact investors to harness Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) for social impact. ETA is a time-tested playbook used by hundreds of entrepreneurs since 1984 to acquire and grow existing small businesses through innovation. And yet, leveraging ETA for social impact remains rare. This is a networking event for entrepreneurs, investors, and others interested in connecting with each over a shared vision for ETA and its potential for social impact.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital


Purpose and Desired Outcome

To connect those interested in using Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) for social impact and to inspire the SOCAP community to harness ETA’s potential.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameAdam Rao
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationShowcraft GBC
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAlison Lingane
  • TitleCo-founder, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
  • OrganizationProject Equity
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameHavell Rodrigues
  • TitleFounding Partner
  • OrganizationNew Majority Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
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