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Why More Funders Should Support Impact Entrepreneurs through Accelerator Programs and Venture Studios

Mike Hanagan Strada Education Foundation

This session will demonstrate how, through accelerators and studios, impact investors and early-stage founders can collaborate to mitigate risks in social entrepreneurship. Founder(s) will discuss the key strategic value-adds, as well as tradeoffs of participation in accelerator programs, while investors will outline their strategies for investing in early-stage companies and the returns on investment from structured equity-based or cohort-based programs.

Track

Catalytic Philanthropy

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameMike Hanagan
  • TitleSenior Associate
  • OrganizationStrada Education Foundation
  • NameGemma Lenowitz
  • TitleProgram Director, Social Enterprise
  • OrganizationSamvid Ventures
  • NameChrissybil Boulin
  • TitleFounder/CEO
  • OrganizationVero Learning

Description

This session will demonstrate how, through accelerators and studios, impact investors and early-stage founders can collaborate to mitigate risks in social entrepreneurship. Founder(s) will discuss the key strategic value-adds, as well as tradeoffs of participation in accelerator programs, while investors will outline their strategies for investing in early-stage companies and the returns on investment from structured equity-based or cohort-based programs.

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