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Are you a startup social entrepreneur working on an idea or initiative to startup and drive change in your community or around the world?
Come join Joanna Harries, Director of International Expansion at Endeavor, Lindsay Clinton, Senior Manager at Sustainabilty and other seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced coaches and leaders from the sector for a free event of one-on-one clinics, practical workshops and inspiring talks.
Want some individual attention? Sign up for a 40-minute, one-on-one clinic with one of our mentors.
Designing a pilot
Building an entrepreneurial team
Reaching out to new customers/beneficiaries
Business concept and plan
Business plan and strategy
Scaling & Replication Readiness and Strategy
Zoe Schlag, Associate at UnLtd India and Founder of UnLtd USA
Hrag Richard Toutikian, entrepreneur
Joanna Harries, Director of International Expansion at Endeavor
GROUP WORKSHOPS AND TALKS
Lessons from Endeavor's Expansion - Joanna Harries, Director of International Expansion at Endeavor
Building a Movement - Chelsea Brownride and Todd Schecter, Co-Directors of Ignite Good
Impact DNA - Zoe Schlag, Founder of UnLtd USA
What US Social Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Asia - Lindsay Clinton, Senior Manager at SustainAbility
What Can You Expect to Leave With?
- Practical skills, learnings and best practices on how to launch and run a high-impact social venture
- Inspiration from successful social entrepreneurs
- Connections to local partners and individuals supporting startup social entrepreneurs
- A community of locally-based peers
About UnLtd USA | startup + drive
UnLtd USA | startup + drive is a monthlong series of popup bootcamps for early stage social entrepreneurs coming to 8 cities across the US this September. The founder of UnLtd USA, along with the two co-founders of UnLtd India and a few other entrepreneurs will be traveling from coast to coast to offer talks, workshops, one-on-one clinics and peer learning sessions – all of it aimed at helping you jumpstart your potential as a leader to start up and drive change and understanding how UnLtd USA can best serve the social startups of the country.
About UnLtd USA
At UnLtd USA we find, fund and support early stage social entrepreneurs. By engaging before almost all others and providing customized, ongoing support on site, we jumpstart the work of these individuals to transform visions of change into a roadmaps for launch and scale. We believe in investing directly in individuals to launch their potential as change makers—accelerating their progress, developing them as leaders and preparing their fledgling organizations for further investment and scale.
GUEST SPEAKERS AND MENTORS
Joanna Harries is the Director of International Expansion at Endeavor Global. Since joining in January 2010, she has doubled Endeavor’s footprint in the Middle East and North Africa region. She launched Endeavor’s offices in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Morocco and continues as a member of the local boards. Joanna is now leading Endeavor’s U.S. City expansion – launching Endeavor’s first U.S. affiliate office in Miami. As a member of the expansion team, she is responsible for the strategy-setting to accelerate Endeavor’s global scale and impact with a goal to reach 25 affiliate offices by 2015. Prior to Endeavor, Joanna spent six years with Unilever North America in brand management, brand development and sales. She was awarded an Acumen Fellowship in 2009, and worked in Mumbai on market access solutions for a social enterprise delivering emergency medical services. She earned her B.B.A. (2003) and MBA (2008) from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. Joanna is based in New York City. She has been recognized as a Kauffman Fellow, and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Parity Task Force.
Chelsea Brownridge is an organization development consultant for nonprofits and social impact organizations and a co-founder of Ignite Good. She specializes in organization culture development, focusing on building innovative, creative and collaborative cultures for organizations in the social impact space. Prior to Ignite Good and consulting, Chelsea worked at Ashoka—Innovators for the Public, a nonprofit building the global citizen sector through a fellowship of social entrepreneurs. As the Director of Operations and Culture for the Ashoka Changemakers' program and a member of the senior leadership team, she focused on culture development, talent recruitment and orientation, financial management and change management. Chelsea graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in economics and a minor in environmental studies and is currently attending NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in pursuit of a Masters of Public Administration specializing in management and organization development.
Todd Schecter loves helping people and communities overcome obstacles, seize opportunities and achieve their potential. He specializes in supporting those dedicated to social impact and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to apply this passion as the Director of Strategy at Ignite Good. Todd has mixed sector and industry experience, having previously worked as a management and organizational development consultant, a documentary television producer, a video brand consultant, and a nonprofit entrepreneur. In addition to his work with Ignite Good, Todd continues his social entrepreneurial work with The New American Tavern, and brings his diverse experience to curriculum design for Social Good Startup: Idea to Launch workshop series. In addition to speaking on social entrepreneurship panels at Columbia, NYU and the Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Economic Development (SEEED) Conference at Brown University, Todd has created lectures for Reynolds Fellows at the NYU Wagner graduate school of public service, taught impact measurement and evaluation at General Assembly and guest lectured for a week at the Kaospilots program in Denmark. He has won prizes and placed in a number of social venture business plan competitions, including the NYU Social Venture Challenge, the William James Foundation's Sustainable Business Plan Competition and the Civic Accelerator and he was selected to participate in the Good Company 2013 Ventures Accelerator.
Lindsay Clinton is the Senior Manager at SustainAbility. Based in New York, Lindsay’s consulting portfolio includes companies within finance, food, and healthcare sectors across the themes of innovation, access, and new market entry. Her research and thought leadership focus on business opportunities in low-income markets, the challenges and opportunities of urbanization, and social innovation. She blogs about the intersection of big business and social enterprise. Lindsay has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times,GOOD Magazine, and MINT. She is a frequent panelist and moderator at conferences focused on social enterprise, impact investing, and development innovation. In the past year, she has judged numerous business plan competitions, and was nominated as an Unreasonable Mentor at the Unreasonable Institute. Previously, she was the Director of Social Innovation for the Young Leaders Forum at the Indian Merchant Chambers. Prior to joining SustainAbility, Lindsay lived and worked in Mumbai, India for three years where she was the Editor of Beyond Profit magazine, a publication she conceptualized.
Zoe Schlag is the founder of UnLtd USA. Her own journey as a social entrepreneur was sparked by her work at UnLtd India, where she currently serves as a coach and mentor to startup social entrepreneurs. After experiencing the energy, passion and incredible results of working with social entrepreneurs at the earliest stages, Zoe was inspired to bring the UnLtd approach to incubation support to the United States. Zoe loves mountains, traveling and all delicious foods.
Pooja Warier is the co-founder of UnLtd India, a launchpad for social entrepreneurs in India; Journeys for Change, a social enterprise taking leaders to learn from inspiring changemakers in India and Bombay Connect, a collaborative co-working space. Pooja thrives on start-ups, traveling and dancing. She was recently nominated as a 2013 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Hrag Richard Toutikian exchanged his suites and office nearly a year ago for board shorts and beaches. Throughout this time he traveled around SE Asia, trained Muay Thai in Thailand and tried to co-found the first frozen yogurt business in Phuket. During his days of suits and offices, he was working with Mubadala, the investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi, where he started up various companies in the financial and defense service sectors. Prior to that Hrag worked with Ernst and Young as an external auditor. He is a big time foodie and an advent cook (yes, he loves his tummy).