Speed Networking at Social Enterprise Boot Camp 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Have you ever been to a networking event and did not know how to start a conversation in a room filled with people you do not know?
Got stuck talking to someone with whom you do not share any interest and you were too polite to say anything?
Did not know when or how to ask for someone's business card?
Do you want to meet new people but do not feel like going by yourself?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, we have the perfect alternative for you! Please join us for Speed Networking at the Social Enterprise Boot Camp 2010. This fast-paced event will provide you with incredible networking opportunities with others who are interested in social entrepreneurship.
This event is open to all regardless of whether you participated in the Boot Camp or not.
Get maximum exposure
Grouped with other aspiring and practicing social entrepreneurs who are interested in the same issues as you are, you will have 5 minutes to meet each of them. Speed Networking will conclude with a general reception for more in-depth conversation with people you have met throughout the evening.
Are you interested in more than one area of social entrepreneurship? No problem! During Speed Networking, you will have a chance to switch to a second topic. At registration, you will be given an opportunity to pick two topics you would like to discuss at Speed Networking from Health, Water, Housing, Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Mobile and Technology, Microfinance, Social Investment, Fair Trade, Education, Media, Gender, Microenterprise/Microfrancise, and General.
If you are passionate about one topic and would like to meet as many people in it as possible, you can stay with it throughout the evening as well.
Find your better halves
Starting a social enterprise is a challenging endeavor and it only gets easier with partners, especially if they bring different skills to complement yours. At Speed Networking, attendees will be given different color stickers on their name tags based on their expertise (for example, legal, finance, operation, management, development) so you can easily find people you need to start your social enterprise.
Bring plenty of business cards and we look forward to seeing you there!
Please note that this registration page is for those who are planning to attend Speed Networking only. If you are interested in the Social Enterprise Boot Camp, which includes admission to Speed Networking, please visit http://sebootcamp.eventbrite.com.
About the Social Enterprise Boot Camp 2010
As a collaborative effort between Net Impact from School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Bridge from Wagner School of Public Services at NYU, and entrepreneurshipEdge, the Social Enterprise Boot Camp 2010 will bring together aspiring and practicing social entrepreneurs from diverse disciplines such as public policy, nonprofit management, international development, social work, and education to fill the gap in the convergence of private and public sectors by providing workshops to build skills necessary to start their own social enterprises.
For more information, visit us at http://www.socialenterprisebootcamp.org
When & Where
SIPA Net Impact, Bridge at NYU, and School of Visual Arts
SIPA Net Impact focuses on building and supporting an active network of people at SIPA and the larger Columbia community who are interested and involved in Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability. We organize events including lectures, panels, discussion forums, workshops and brownbag lunches and drive curriculum development that furthers Net Impact-related fields as an area of academic focus at SIPA. We also provide networking and social events for members and support professional development activities including career fairs, and events with other Net Impact chapters.
Bridge is a student and professional group at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service that seeks to connect students and professionals working and interested in social entrepreneurship and innovation. We believe that innovative solutions to entrenched social problems lie at the intersection of the public, private and non-profit sectors. We provide members opportunities to connect with students, academics and professionals in this space, learn about innovative approaches in the field through discussions and hands on experience, and develop professional skills that will help prepare them for a successful career in social innovation.
The MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA prepares students to apply the principles and ethics of social innovation as filters for understanding and as a discipline for engaging with and improving the world through design. Graduates of the program will be more than graphic designers, filmmakers, advertising creative directors or interactive systems designers. They will be all these, mastering all the skills and knowledge of how to apply them to have a positive impact on business, society and their own lives.