Laying the Groundwork for the National Impact Investing Marketplace
Stephanie Gripne, Impact Finance Center
How do we move $1 Trillion? $1 Billion at a time. Impact Finance Center’s flagship initiative, CO Impact Days & Initiative, is the first-ever statewide marketplace for impact investing and Phase 1 of the National Impact Investing Marketplace. IFC has completed over 100 education events as part of CO Impact Initiative, and CO Impact Days 2016 and 2017 together sourced more than 400 social ventures, connecting them to mentors, partners, and impact investment capital. We are embarking on a formal evaluation of direct, indirect, and community successes from 2015-17. Early estimates indicate that 75+ Foundation direct impact investments and 150+ individual direct impact investments have been catalyzed as well as the development of 10 impact investing courses. We believe this effort can scale regionally and be replicated throughout the U.S. forming the National Impact Investing Marketplace.
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Dr. Stephanie Gripne, Impact Finance Center and CO Impact Days & Initiative
Alfa Demmellash, Rising Tide Capital
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