SOCAP’s Entrepreneur Catalyst Day on November 20th is open to all GSG Impact Summit attendees, including social entrepreneurs of all stages, accelerator leaders, early stage investors, and players from across the global impact ecosystem. Programming will include framing panels, interactive roundtables, and inspiring pitch sessions.
Mitch Kapor is fond of saying, “genius is evenly distributed by ZIP Code, but opportunity is not.” So, in 2011 Mitch and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein, set out to tackle this issue by investing in seed stage tech startups closing gaps of access, opportunity, or outcome for low-income communities and communities of color in the US. After more than 100 investments over eight years, Kapor Capital has not only been been able to generate gap-closing social impact, but has done so while achieving financial returns in the top quartile among VC funds of similar size. In this episode, Mitch shares lessons learned from his journey into impact investing and tries to dispel harmful biases still embedded in the VC community.
Spreading Light: An Interview with Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger of MPOWERD on SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast
MPOWERD is an innovative solar light manufacturer recently named one as one of the Real Leaders 100 most impactful companies in the world. Their mission is to sustainably provide clean, safe, and affordable solar lighting to everyone. In this episode of Money + Meaning, host Alex Kravitz interviews Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger about their own journeys to impact and the inspiring ways MPOWERD products are helping people around the globe.
Scholarship Awarded SocEnts Share What They Learned at SOCAP18 We asked all of the SOCAP18 Social Entrepreneur Scholarship recipients to share their top takeaways from the conference. Here were our…