LOCATION
One Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

 

DATE
November 29th, 2018

 

TIME
3:00 – 8:30 PM

 

RSVP
HERE

 

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Social + Impact Connect 2018

 

Save the date for Venture Cafe’s Social + Impact Connect mini-conference, “Doing Well by Doing Good”, taking place on November 29th, 2018. Social + Impact Connect recognize and celebrate innovators and companies looking to solve big problems as ‘social impact’ or ‘impact enterprises’. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating to Solving the world’s toughest problems in the Greater Boston area. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building social and impact innovation.

 

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Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsoring Social + Impact Connect please contact Chandra Briggman at Chandra.Briggman@vencaf.org.

 

SOCIAL + IMPSCT CONNECT IN

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

3:00 – 8:30 PM NETWORKING   

3:00 – 5:00 PM OFFICE HOURS

5:00 – 6:00 PM ENTREPRENEUR ROUND ROBIN

5:30 – 8:00 PM SOCIAL + IMPACT DEMOS

6:15 – 7:15 PM SOCIAL + IMPACT MINI HACKS

7:00 – 8:00 PM SOCIAL + IMPACT FUNDING

 


OFFICE HOURS (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

Appointments can be made on a first come, first served basis. Any cancellations will require 48-hour notification in order to accommodate entrepreneurs who have been placed on a wait-list. No-shows are frowned upon in the VenCaf community and we reserve the right to disallow future appointments for repeat offenders.

 

Venture Cafe Foundation runs weekly office hours with our advisers every Thursday at Venture Cafe Kendall. Below is the list of the adviser’s areas of expertise and their times. Please visit our site here for more options.

 

 

 
 

 

ENTREPRENEUR ROUND ROBIN (5:00 - 6:00 PM)

 

 ENTREPRENEUR ROUND ROBIN  (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Ravish Majithia Impact connect

Ravish Majithia, Founder, Magnomer

Ravish Majithia leads Magnomer – a Boston based startup that designs plastic packaging for recycling. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science with specialization in nanomaterials from Texas A&M University. His technical contributions in the area of functional nanomaterials have been published in leading scientific journals. Having authored ten scholarly peer-reviewed research papers which have been cited over 200 times, Ravish has a deep technical understanding of magnetizable materials. Magnomer recently won MassChallenge Gold Award and is a finalist for CleanTech Open Global Forum – both high impact startup accelerators in the US.

Brian Thurber, CEO, Proud Pour

Former lawyer & lifelong environmentalist. Brian now sells wine 24/7 to connect people to local environmental work.

David Rodriguez, CEO & Co-Founder, Food for All

David Rodríguez is the CEO & co-founder of Food for All, a startup that makes quality food accessible to all, by stopping perfectly good food from being wasted. Food for All is an app that allows users to buy unsold food from restaurants for at least 50% off. Now working with more than 200 restaurants in Boston and New York.

DEMOS & INFO TABLES (5:30 - 8:00 PM)

SOCIAL + IMPACT MINI HACKS (6:15 – 7:15 PM)

Venture Cafe demos are a great way to gain exposure through our online and offline channels. During our Social + Impact Connect event, Venture Café will give a selection of the area’s startups, inventors and researchers an opportunity to showcase their work to the Boston community.

 

SOCIAL + IMPACT MINI HACKS (6:15 - 7:15PM)

 

SOCIAL IMPACT MINI-HACKS  (6:15 – 7:15 PM)

 
Ravish Majithia Impact connect

Ravish Majithia, Founder, Magnomer

Ravish Majithia leads Magnomer – a Boston based startup that designs plastic packaging for recycling. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science with specialization in nanomaterials from Texas A&M University. His technical contributions in the area of functional nanomaterials have been published in leading scientific journals. Having authored ten scholarly peer-reviewed research papers which have been cited over 200 times, Ravish has a deep technical understanding of magnetizable materials. Magnomer recently won MassChallenge Gold Award and is a finalist for CleanTech Open Global Forum – both high impact startup accelerators in the US.

 

Brian Thurber, CEO, Proud Pour

Former lawyer & lifelong environmentalist. Brian now sells wine 24/7 to connect people to local environmental work.

 
 

David Rodriguez, CEO & Co-Founder, Food for All

David Rodríguez is the CEO & co-founder of Food for All, a startup that makes quality food accessible to all, by stopping perfectly good food from being wasted. Food for All is an app that allows users to buy unsold food from restaurants for at least 50% off. Now working with more than 200 restaurants in Boston and New York.

 
SOCIAL + IMPACT FUNDING (7:00 - 8:00 PM)

SOCIAL + IMPACT FUNDING (7:00 – 8:00 PM)

 

 
Mike Cole Impact Connect

Mike Cole, Executive Director, TUGG

Mike Cole is the Executive Director at TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good), the nonprofit arm of Boston’s tech community. TUGG helps identify early stage nonprofits, writes them their first major check, and leverages the tech community to provide both professional and financial support to help them grow. After a relatively quiet 2018, expect big things out of TUGG in the new year.

 

Katie Shultz, Director, Impact Hub Boston

Katie Shultz is the Director of Impact Hub Boston, a social enterprise center and civic innovation lab supporting over 1,000 entrepreneurs developing businesses in service of people and the planet. Katie has been building the Impact Hub Boston community since December 2013, and she continues to be excited about the potential born of connecting good people with innovative ideas across greater Boston. Katie earned her BA in Political Science, Poverty Studies, and Environmental Studies from Furman University, where she was awarded the Donaldson-Watkins General Excellence Award, presented to the most outstanding female in the graduating class. Katie was also recognized as a Furman Fellow, awarded to five members of the senior class who have demonstrated unique leadership skills and an ability to make a difference in the world.

 

Mark Watson, Managing Director,  Boston Impact Initiative Fund

Mark Watson serves as Managing Director of the Boston Impact Initiative Fund which offers blended capital to address the racial wealth gap in eastern Massachusetts. He is also the founder of Keel Asset Management LLC, a financial advisory firm that provides socially responsible financial planning and investment advisory services to nonprofits, public and corporation pension plans. He is an investment committee member of the Fair Food Fund; chair of the Triskeles Foundation’s asset management committee; board president of Sustainable Cape, Inc.; and a former board member of the Social Venture Network now Social Venture Circle.

mark bernfeld energy connect

Mark Bernfeld, Angel Investor, Clean Energy Venture Group

Mark Bernfeld is an experienced entrepreneur and angel investor with a commitment to environmentally and socially responsible businesses. Mark founded Tamarack Technologies in 1993 with the vision of meeting our growing need to conserve energy and improve air quality in our homes. He remains owner and Board Chairman, where he continues to advocate for Tamarack’s mission to promote the reemergence of home cooling using outdoor air, and to make accessible to homeowners sensible solutions to the problem of unhealthy indoor air.

SPEAKERS

Mike Cole

Executive Director

TUGG

Ravish Majithia

Founder

Magnomer

Katie Shultz

Director

ImpactHub Boston

Brian Thurber

Founder & CEO

Proud Pour

David Rodriguez

CEO & Co-Founder

Food For All

Mark Watson

Managing Director

Boston Impact Initiative Fund

ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

 

 

If you’re interested in sponsoring Social + Impact Connect contact Chandra Briggman at Chandra.Briggman@vencaf.org

 

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