Dinner and Discussion: Suzi Sosa
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Net Impact Austin's Dinner and Discussion series invites influential and accomplished individuals working in social and environmental impact areas to have dinner with a small group and discuss their work. This is a great opportunity to listen, learn and have face time with an inspiring person making a difference locally and globally.
We are thrilled to welcome social entrepreneur Suzi Sosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, Inc., as our special guest for the next installment of this series. Suzi will talk about her career of doing well and doing good, how the Dell Social Innovation Challenge began, and how the recently launched Verb, Inc., will enable her to continue the encouragement and support of innovative businesses dedicated to solving the world's greatest problems.
The event fee includes dinner - appetizers, entree, dessert, tax and tip at Buenos Aires Cafe, a local restaurant with sustainable practices. Participants are welcome to order more or have drinks on their own tab.
More about Suzi Sosa:
Suzi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, Inc., a social enterprise dedicated to the activation and empowerment of social entrepreneurs through innovation competitions and a global online marketplace. Verb's signature competition is the Dell Social Innovation Challenge which, over the past seven years, has invested over $750,000 of seed capital and provided more than 2,000 hours of one-on-one mentoring to more than 7,000 start-up social enterprises from around the world.
Previously Suzi was the Associate Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs in The University of Texas at Austin where she led the university program in social innovation and entrepreneurship. Suzi was also Associate Adjunct Professor and created the university’s first graduate and undergraduate courses in Social Entrepreneurship.
Suzi has more than ten years of experience in social entrepreneurship in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. She was previously Chief of Staff at MPOWER Labs and has been a co-founder of several non-profits, including Innovation+, Austin Women Entrepreneurs and RISE Austin. Suzi was a Contributing Editor in social entrepreneurship for Inc magazine. She has a particular interest in innovation, design thinking, and organizational models of social enterprise.
Suzi has a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin.
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