2011 Social Finance Forum: Investing in good deals
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EST)
In December 2010, the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance launched the landmark report, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good. This year, we will mark the anniversary of this publication as part of the 2011 Social Finance Forum: Investing in good deals.
The 2011 Social Finance Forum has two components:
Evening Anniversary Reception
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The anniversary celebration will be held at MaRS, home of the newly launched Centre for Impact Investing. The event will include a cocktail reception followed by a reflective discussion on the progress made in the past year and what is still needed to expand social finance in Canada. Antony Bugg-Levine, formerly of The Rockefeller Foundation and now head of Nonprofit Finance Fund, will be our guest speaker and he will launch his new book, Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference.
Conference: Investing in Good Deals
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This forum will further drive the development of the impact investment marketplace in Canada. Targeting social ventures, impact investors, and mainstream finance practitioners, the conference will feature pitch sessions, workshops and keynote addresses by renowned leaders on social finance. The primary aim is to provide practical education and support to mobilize the exchange of capital and catalyze new ideas.
Register early to attend the conference on December 14th and receive a free copy of Antony Bugg-Levine’s new book, Impact Investing. Copies will be available for pick-up at the reception on December 13th where Antony Bugg-Levine will sign books after his keynote address.
Note: A limited number of bursaries are available to help entrepreneurs and non-profits attend the conference. Bursaries are distributed based on need. To be considered, please contact email@example.com prior to registration.
The full-day conference features:
- Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
- Stanley Hartt,Chairman, Macquarie Capital Markets Canada
- Nancy Neamtan, President & Executive Director, Chantier de l’economie sociale
- Stephen Huddart, President & CEO, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
- Bill Young, Founder, Social Capital Partners (SCP)
Good Deals: Pitch Clinics and Pitch Presentations ― MaRS has partnered with Good Deals UK, a leading impact investing conference, to bring together inspirational social entrepreneurs with innovative investors to get deals done. Social ventures must pre-register for the Pitch Clinics, where a team of expert entrepreneurs and investors can help their business become deal-ready. A handful of ventures with high potential will be asked to take part in the Pitch Presentations before the conference audience at the end of the day.
Closed pitch session ― for accredited investors only ― High potential social ventures and funds seeking debt and/or equity investment capital will pitch to local impact investors.
Good Deals Café ― Open all day to provide exclusive networking space for ventures and investors to interact and share ideas.
Interactive workshops―Small-group sessions such as conversations with impact investment leaders, training on impact measurement, and workshops.
To be considered for a Pitch Clinic, please complete an application to tell us about your venture and submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and MaRS reserves the right to screen ventures based on their feasibility, scalability and readiness to make a deal. The time of your appointment will be confirmed in advance of the conference.
For more information on the conference, please visit: http://socialfinanceforum.marsdd.com
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MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.