SEEED, which stands for Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Economic Development, is the first national conference that focuses on what is needed to build an effective social enterprise ecosystem to drive economic development. It aims to convene all ecosystem stakeholders including practitioners, business leaders, academics, impact investors, students and policy makers. Brown University will host the second annual SEEED Summit from April 26-27, 2013.
Keynote speakers include Kevin Jones (Good Capital), Ira Magaziner (Clinton Health Access Initiative), David Cicilline (Rhode Island State Representative) Carla Javits (REDF), and many more. At the Summit you will attend panels and workshops, receive free one-on-one expert coaching, shop at the Buy With Heart Marketplace, and network with ecosystem builders. Participants will also enjoy an evening social event at the Steelyard, with Mayor Angel Taveras, David Brancaccio of PBS’ Now, food and drink from social enterprise vendors, and performances by local musicians.
The conference is an incredible opportunity for individuals and groups at levels of involvement in the social enterprise sphere – from those interested in becoming entrepreneurs, policy makers, impact investors or any other enterprise stakeholder, to those already developing ventures. There are opportunities to learn from experts in panels and keynote speeches, network with colleagues and employers, and receive free one on one coaching from experts in the industry. There will also be an evening event at the Steelyard with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and David Brancaccio (PBS’ Now), featuring local musicians and social enterprise food and drink.