Pitching for Good


Pitching for Good

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Graduate School of Business/Knight Management Center Oberndorf Rooms A and B (3rd floor- above CEMEX)

Pitching for Good: Understanding Your Funding Model for Aspiring Social Innovators

Join us on Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Graduate School of Business/Knight Management Center.

This event will help Stanford’s aspiring social entrepreneurs figure out how to pitch their ideas to potential funders and supporters by better understanding the funding continuum and options. The event will include a panel of speakers who in their careers listen to pitches and make funding decisions:

Jenny Shilling Stein of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (philanthropy), Susan Phinney Silver of the The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (PRI), John Goldstein of the Imprint Capital Advisors (impact investing), Michael Dorsey of the Westly Group (venture capital), Sunita Mohanty of Lumos Labs/Lumosity (social entrepreneur).

Each speaker will talk about their funding model and what they look for in a proposal or social entrepreneurship pitch.  Models to be discussed include private capital, program-related funding, and impact investing. Speakers will use examples from their experience and expertise to help the audience of young social entrepreneurs come away with concrete information about what to say and what to do. Following the panel and a group Q & A, students will have an opportunity to network with the speaker experts in the room, as well as fellow social entrepreneurs.

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