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The Rise of Impact Seed Funds
Shrina Kurani, Better Ventures
Accelerators and incubators were the first to address the dearth of funding for mission-oriented companies, producing a cohort of early-stage startups searching for seed funding. As the momentum for impact investing has built up, many of these accelerators have transformed into seed funds to fill the gap for early stage funding for companies. Leading impact seed funds that rose from accelerators talk shop, discussing their specific investment strategies and how their focus on impact boosts performance. Come hear from a line-up of paradigm-busting VC’s that are leading the charge to back early stage mission-oriented tech startups.
accelerators, early-stage, impact investing, Incubators, leadership, Mission-Oriented, Seed Funding, startup
Wes Selke, Better Ventures Julie Lein, Urban Innovation Fund Tasha Seitz, Impact Engine
Amon Anderson, Acumen America Brian Dixon, Kapor Capital
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN