People-Powered Capital Track Sponsored by MicroPlace
SOCAP and MicroPlace are working together because we believe in people-powered capital. Incredible impact can happen when we pool our resources and work together to fund solutions for a better world. MicroPlace enables you to make investments in the fight against worldwide poverty—a $300 billion problem. While daunting, raising and effectively distributing that kind of capital to the people who need it is indeed possible.
Join us at SOCAP11 to investigate how on-line and off-line trends are democratizing the capital markets – changing how we access capital and consider our individual power to make an impact. We’ll examine three different trends that are emerging with people-powered capital, as well as the future of this movement.
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INTRODUCING TRACK CURATOR: REBECCA PETZEL
Hi – I’m Rebecca Petzel and I work with Groupaya: a new kind of consultancy where we empower groups of people to realize their collective intelligence and maximize collective impact. Since 2008 I’ve been studying how on-line, collaborative communities are out-performing and supplanting our old institutional paradigms in efforts to save the world. I’ve helped set up and manage new crowdsourcing communities, and worked with large corporations to help them move past old institutional models towards open, collaborative working styles.
My work is all about creating people-powered mindsets, and no where is this more needed than in the capital markets. I’m excited to explore the future of People-Powered Capital and how we can create a movement to take impact investing to the next level – together.
The Democratization of Impact Investing: Breaking Down Barriers to People-Powered Capital
This panel explores why 98% of us are currently not allowed to make impact investments, the movement to break down those institutional barriers, and innovative moves to democratize capital.
What if Angel Investing and Microfinance had a Baby?
How the Village Capital model has put capital in the hands of entrepreneurs and democratized seed capital financing.
Igniting a Global Community of Impact Investors
How can we ignite a movement that will bring impact investment to the masses? With new retail and consumer driven platforms for impact investing such as MicroPlace growing year after year, it’s time to explore the behavior and mindsets that will drive success in this marketplace and the keys to building a Movement of invested communities.
Beyond Crowdfunding – The Future of Social Enterprise?
Learn how to raise money, build an audience and validate your business idea all in one fell swoop. IndieGoGo, the pioneering crowdfunding platform based in San Francisco, will take us through the good, the bad and the future of crowdfunding. Hear from innovative entrepreneurs who are raising capital, validating their market, building community and changing the way impact is made in the space.
The Rise of the Access Economy and People-Powered Marketplaces
Let’s explore the meteoric rise of collaborative consumption start-ups, the benefits and keys to building these people powered marketplaces, and what’s next for this $110 billion dollar market that is building social capital, increasing access to shared resources and reducing society’s footprint.
Building the Future People-Powered Economy – a SOCAP Collective Impact Project
Join us in this interactive session as we dive into the behaviors, structures and businesses that will continue to drive the rise of the people powered economy. Harness SOCAP’s community to make an actual impact as we explore, along with investors and the city of San Francisco, what it would take to make the Central Market district in San Francisco a showcase people powered economy.
What dream business idea do you have that could empower a more collaborative approach to our daily lives?