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[BA Workbench] Social Finance 2.0: Fundraising and Innovations

Impact Hub Workbench

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

[BA Workbench] Social Finance 2.0: Fundraising and...

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What is the future of innovation? How can we successfully integrate investments in sustainability and social change?

About the class

It is time to become social entrepreneurs 2.0. The social sector has matured enough to provide valuable lessons to today’s social entrepreneurs. There have been enough like you to teach what worked, what didn’t and why. It’s time for the next generation to go to school on this. As you prepare your companies for financing, you must understand new tools for financing, what investors are looking for, and how the continuing evolution of social finance effects the way you design, build, and operate. John Kohler brings three decades of experience in venture capital and entrepreneurship to the social sector.

In this class you’ll cover:

Equity vs. Grants – what was wrong with the binary

New Instruments – what types of financing are available and in development including Demand Dividend

Understanding ambitions to scale: community scale or global scale companies and impact on financing considerations

Understanding the promise you make to investors: what is it, and how will you make it worth their while?

About John Kohler

Executive Fellow – Center for Science, Technology and Society

Santa Clara University

Co-founder – Toniic

jkohler(at)scu.edu

For the past several years, John has been a mentor to Social Entrepreneurs at the Global Social Benefit Incubator and now also serves as an Executive Fellow and Director of Social Capital at Santa Clara’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. Last year he co-authored a report on impact investing entitled Coordinating Impact Capital: a New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses. In addition, he is one of the founders of Toniic, a syndication network of impact investors. Outside of this, John manages technology investments through Redleaf Venture Management. He has been heavily involved in technology product formation and has been concentrating on Internet and Life Science startups since 1994. John’s background includes twenty years of executive level positions at technology corporations including Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics and Convergent Technologies and Unisys. He was one of the founding executives at Netscape Communications. John is currently on the board of Redleaf Group, chairman of the board at LucidMedia, and serves as a board member at PACT, an NGO based in Washington D.C. He previously led investments at AdRelevance (JMXI), Mosaic Communications (TWX), NetGravity (DCLK), RedCreek Communications (SNWL), and Wireless Online. John is a managing member of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund and serves on the UCLA Sciences Board of Visitors. John received his bachelor’s degree in international economics from UCLA and completed executive programs at Wharton and Stanford business schools. He also serves on advisory committees at CSTS, the UN Foundation, and HUB Ventures. He is a nationally accredited soccer coach, an avid skier, sailor, and a member of the Santa Cruz Yacht Club.

 

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Impact Hub San Francisco
901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)


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