Social Startup Summit: San Jose 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)
Are you a student? Do you spend your weekends volunteering, planning charity dinners, and collecting cans of food for those in need? If you're the girl who responds to invites to the mall with, "Nope, sorry, I've got a shift volunteering at the hospital then" or the guy whose fundraising skills almost rival your COD skills, consider joining The Social Startup Summit as a student delegate!
With a focus on creating socially-responsible ventures, The Social Startup Summit is a one-day, high-impact social entrepreneurship boot camp for high school students. Students come and pitch ideas for community service project, get in groups of 5 for the best pitch ideas, and work the whole day to develop a website, online media presences, and do final pitches to judges at the end of the day. The best pitch's team wins pro-bono consulting, free web and graphic design, and a grant to jumpstart the project. Unlike other programs, The Social Startup Summit does not simply lecture on skills needed to maintain a venture, but gives youth the tools to incubate a venture in one day.
9am-9:20am: Registration Check-In, Networking
9:20am-9:30am: Welcome + Thank Community + Corporate Sponsors
9:30am-10:00am: Attendees get in teams + Introductions to group members + Brainstorm ideas for project
10:00am-11:00am: Workshops Speaker: Rachel Poplack of The Health Trust
-Finance: Fundraising and Partnerships
-Leading Operations: Recruiting and Managing Your Team of Volunteers
-Surveys and Statistics: Metrics to Measure Impact
11:00am-12:00pm: Expo (Donna Lew and Neyda Ibarra of the American Health Association) + Teams break out and work on project development, coaches go around and help. Coach: Alison van Diggelen of Fresh Dialogues
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch + Networking + Youth Service Expo Coach: Alison van Diggelen of Fresh Dialogues
1:00pm-2:00pm: Workshops Speaker: Tom Vell, CEO of SocialPulse
-Multimedia and Technology: Website Development, Blogging, Making Videos etc.
-Storytelling: Branding, Social Media Marketing, and PR
2:00pm-3:30pm: Teams break out and work on project development, practice pitches, coaches go around and help Coach: Niki Pantazis of Girls for a Change
: Judging + Closing + Thank Community + Corporate Sponsors Judges: Rachel Poplack of The Health Trust, Eno Inyang of Evo.net, Hallie Warshaw of Zest Books: Announce Results, then Networking
Your $10 registration covers the cost of your lunch, snacks, prizes, and office supplies. :)
Rachel Poplack, Director of Community Partnerships
Rachel has six years experience managing The Health Trust’s volunteer activities and national service programs and coordinating the agency’s partnerships with colleges and universities, secondary schools and community-based organizations. Annually, volunteers commit 30,000 hours in support of The Health Trust’s programs. Mrs. Poplack has a BA from Brandeis University and will complete a Masters in Public Health in 2010.
Alison van Diggelen, Fresh Dialogues Founder and Host
Alison is a Silicon Valley journalist and commentator. A former columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, Alison is founder and host of Fresh Dialogues (TM). She also writes commentary for San Francisco’s NPR affiliate, KQED and contributes to the Huffington Post. Her in-depth interviews and profiles of business leaders have appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Jose Magazine. Alison’s writing has also appeared in The Financial Times of London, United Parenting Publications and The Glasgow Herald. After working with National Public Radio’s KQED Forum team and its host Michael Krasny, she decided it was time to focus on her passion – interviewing people – especially those working on the green revolution. She founded Fresh Dialogues in September 2008 as a venue for her interview podcasts, videos and commentary. Alison has been a guest on “Mornings on Two” Breakfast Television, “Silicon Valley Business” (Channel 6), KGO radio and BBC radio. In 2001 The Women’s Fund of Silicon Valley nominated Alison for a Woman of Achievement Award in communication. She was also honored by U.S. Congressman, Mike Honda. Find out MORE She hales from Bonnie Scotland and worked for investment consultants in London and Paris before moving to Silicon Valley in 1994. She has a BSc. from the University of Paisley and a Master’s from the University of Cambridge.
Niki Pantazis, Girls for a Change National Program Associate
Niki Pantazis has been working on social justice projects for the past six years. She is passionate about all people have choices and opportunity equal to each other. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Community Studies focused on Youth Studies and during college worked and volunteered for several different social justice and community development organizations. As part of a team of students she created an after school media education program for at risk and homeless youth entitled MS3. Also, Niki was an intern at the Homeless Garden Project where she taught youth about social justice through food. Her thesis about the benefits of experiential learning and social justice through food systems were inspired by her time there. As the Mentor Coordinator for the Youth Empowering Youth program she connected college students with local high school students to create social documentaries about issues in their communities.
After college she moved to Greece to study the language and travel around Europe. Currently she works for Girls For A Change, a national non-profit dedicated to empowering girls by teaching them about social change and how they can create it in their own communities. She started as the Silicon Valley Program Associate creating curriculum for and delivering the Change Your World Trainings around northern California. Currently she is proud to be the National Program Associate where she is responsible for managing National and International Girl Action Programming, cultivating National and International partnerships, organizing the logistics of our National Love Your Body, Change Your World Tour and presenting GFC workshops nationwide.
Niki currently resides in Santa Cruz. Outside of work she finds living in reading, playing roller derby, running, snowboarding, crafting and having dinner parties.
Eno Inyang, Founder of Evolving Heroes
Eno is a Nigerian native and was born in Warri - a small town in Nigeria's Niger Delta region. He moved to Miri, Malaysia when he was 3 years old, and returned to Nigeria 5 years later. In his second year in Secondary School, he got an unprecedented nomination as Chapel Prefect - the youngest student to ever be nominate to a prefect position. Having transferred to Dulwich College - a boarding school in South-East London (at the age of 13) - he was nominated as Head Boy (aka. Student Body President) in his final year - the first Black student to do so since the Colleges inception in 1619. He recent Stanford University graduate with a self-designed concentration in 'community design and social entrepreneurship'. He is the Founder of EvolvingHeroes <www.evolvingheroes.com>, and Co-founder of Heroes@Stanford which facilitates 'Transformative Leadership' training for Stanford students. In addition to his professional interests, Eno likes to meditate, dance, and practice yin yoga and Tai Chi.
Thomas (Tom) Vellaringattu ,
Founder & CEO Social Pulse
Tom is the
founder of SocialPulse.com and
many other community social media sites. He is a seasoned entrepreneur,
experienced in website development, Search Engine analysis, web site
analysis, web site user interface, social media marketing and
has a vision to change the way internet is used by individuals and
currently. He wants to create social capital for individuals while they
interact online. Tom (originally from Kerala, India) was
computers in 1983 while he started to work with an IBM PC in Saudi
Arabia. His family and he
immigrated to US in 1987 and he studied mainframe programming in New York and worked
Book and Music Clubs, First Chicago Trust Company and for Smith Barney
(formerly a unit of Citibank) in New York as
programmer and systems
Analyst. He left Smith Barney in 1998 to start his internet company
Worldviewer.com, Inc. helping small businesses and communities to
the net. In 2005 he moved to Silicon Valley. In 2010 he
working on SocialPulse.com an online social platform to create social
Twitter : @tomvell