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Launching for Impact

May 24, 2017: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Chicago Booth's Social Enterprise for a panel discussion about how social entrepreneurs can best "Launch for Impact." Register for the event or live stream.

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Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL


No Charge


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Deadline: 5/24/2017


Ally Batty, Associate Director, Marketing & Communications at SEI

Event Details

Nonprofit or mission-driven for-profit? Impact investor or traditional venture capitalist? When it's time to launch, social entrepreneurs must decide how best to structure, govern, and fund their start-up to balance impact with financial sustainability.

Join the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth for a discussion on what factors to consider when forming a startup in the social innovation sector. The panel will feature: Jessica Yagan, CEO of Impact Engine, a social impact venture fund; Ted Gonder, CEO of Moneythink, a financial education nonprofit; David Friedman, CEO AutonomyWorks, a for-profit technology firm that employs autistic individuals, and Christina Hachikian, SEI executive director. The panel will be moderated by Benjamin Reeves, Senior Editor of Worth magazine. RSVP for the event or live stream. 

This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest, a month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and discovery around the University of Chicago. With more than 40 events scheduled across Chicago and in other key cities around the world, we welcome you to join us as we explore solutions to big problems, brainstorm ways to scale impact, and connect with leaders in business, science, healthcare, tech, and more.

This annual festival is led by UChicago's top leaders in innovation, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and the Office of Research, Innovation and National Laboratories. Innovation Fest is sponsored by the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.


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