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Start-Up to Grown-Up

Social Enterprise Alliance-Chicago Chapter

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Start-Up to Grown-Up

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Join us for an evening of networking, sharing and celebrating the journey of social entrepreneurship, hosted at one of the City’s most innovative co-working communities, 1871.

From seed funding to measuring impact, these business leaders are leading the way in creating vibrant social impact businesses that are changing the world.

 

Be inspired by their experiences, from pitching their ideas, securing seed funding, creating a brand, measuring impact and thriving during difficult economic times.

Our Featured Speakers:

 

Jamie Jones, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg (SEEK) Program.

 

 

Chuck Templeton, Managing Director, Impact Engine & Impact Engine’s Newest Accepted Enterprise - Impact 2 2013 (Look for the exciting announcement in September!)  Founded in 2011, Impact Engine empowers entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to make a collective impact on society by applying smart business principles to the world’s greatest problems. 2013 Chicago Innovator of the Year, Executives' Club of Chicago

 

 

George Page, Founder, Portapure

Founded in 2010, Portapure empowers individuals to save their own lives by making clean water available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. With its easy-to-use, patented technology, Portapure invents, designs, and manufactures affordable water filtration products for the developing world. Portapure enables households to provide clean water for their families and sustain clean water micro-businesses for their communities.

  

Michael Arkes, Founder, Helping Hand Rewards and SEA Chicago Chapter Member

Founded in 2007, Helping Hand Rewards sells unique, high quality and competitively priced socially responsible promotional products, incentives and corporate gifts. Its products are produced by partners; social enterprises in the United States and fair trade organizations across the globe. Every one of these social enterprises provides job opportunities and valuable social programming for disadvantaged, hard-to-hire, developmentally and physically challenged individuals. 

 

 

More about SEA-Chicago

We envision social enterprise as a widely practiced method for creating a more just & sustainable world. The Social Enterprise Alliance is the advocate for this movement, a hub of information & education, and the builder of a vibrant and growing community of social enterprises. We are passionate about social enterprise, and we are driven by serving the people and organizations that continue to work in this rapidly growing sector.

Our membership is comprised of entrepreneurs and leaders of social-purpose businesses, professionals from academia, business consulting, the legal field, social capital investors, philanthropists, public policy wonks and others who support the use of market-based strategies to advance social change.

 

More about 1871:

Chicago’s brightest digital designers, engineers and entrepreneurs are shaping new technologies, disrupting old business models, and resetting the boundaries of what’s possible.  Come to a place where you can share ideas, make mistakes, work hard, build your business and, with a little luck, change the world.

Have questions about Start-Up to Grown-Up? Contact Social Enterprise Alliance-Chicago Chapter
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1871
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
#1212
Chicago, IL 60654

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)


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Social Enterprise Alliance-Chicago Chapter

SEA/Chicago advances the practice of social enterprise throughout the State of Illinois and in the surrounding states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana and Michigan.

Our membership is comprised of entrepreneurs and leaders of social-purpose businesses, professionals from academia, business consulting, the legal field, social capital investors, philanthropists, public policy wonks and others who support the use of market-based strategies to advance social change.

SEA/Chicago is the Midwest regional chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA). SEA is the leading membership organization in North America for social enterprises, service providers, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and venture capitalists that is actively building the field of social enterprise through networking opportunities, educational forums, strategic partnerships, and impact legislation. Our members are passionate about changing their communities, and we are passionate about providing them with the tools they need to continue their good work.

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