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Bay Area Impact Summit

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Cooley Silicon Valley Offices

3175 Hanover St

Palo Alto, CA 94304

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2019 Bay Area Impact Summit:
Connecting Founders and Funders to Accelerate Impact

ONE WORLD is excited to host our 5th Bay Area Impact Summit on March 19th! If you're a social entrepreneur, impact or angel investor, fund or foundation manager, or are simply curious about how we can move more money to the companies solving problems that benefit people and the planet, you'll want to be there.

At BAIS, we will highlight examples of the inspiring ways Bay Area investors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the impact ecosystem are taking bold steps today to create a better world. We will create space for you to deeply connect with your mission-driven peers, learn from others founders and funders, and find potential collaborators or local companies to support.


  • on-stage keynote presentations and interviews with thought leaders in the field of impact investing

  • fireside chat discussions and panel discussion with seasoned investors

  • breakout sessions on ways to raise capital, how to leverage the alternatives offered by the impact investment community, how to build diversity and inclusion into your business or investment portfolio, and more

  • a full slate of pitches from 10 of the best Bay Area-based social entrepreneurs

  • and an engaging reception to connect with local investors, entrepreneurs, and other partners sharing our interest in ramping up support for companies and investors that prioritize people and the planet, in addition to profits.

Register today to roll up your sleeves and get inspired to take action. Space will be limited for this event to ensure high-quality idea exchange.

*** View the previous highlight video, 2017 Impact Summit blog and 2018 Impact Summit blog ***


  • Learn – Gain exposure to the fundamentals of the industry and learn directly from practitioners

  • Network – Build relationships with other companies and impact professionals

  • Action – Identify opportunities to increase impact, as investor, entrepreneur, or corporate professional


  • Structure – Roundtable and discussions, entrepreneur pitch presentations, reception and networking time

  • Participants – Mix of entrepreneurs, investors, VCs and corporate professionals

  • Focus – Bay Area based impact professionals so you can get to know your local community


10am-1pm: Morning roundtables (space permitting, by invitation)
1-1:30pm: Registration
1:30 pm: Opening session with Joel Solomon, Founding Partner, Renewal Funds; Co-Author of “The Clean Money Revolution” and Kristin Hull, Founder & CEO, Nia Capital
moderated by Scott Saslow, CEO & Founder, ONE WORLD Training & Investments

2:30 pm: Social Entrepreneur Presentations Round I
Presenting entrepreneurs will be announced soon

3:00 pm: Break & Networking

3:30 pm: Social Entrepreneur Presentations Round II
Presenting entrepreneurs will be announced soon

5:00 pm: Break & Networking

5:30 pm: Breakout Sessions

Breakout I: Funding Social Impact Enterprises: From the Known to the Novel

Investors have several options in terms of both the sources of capital they deploy into social enterprises, as well as the tools they use in structuring the deals all of which help to manage financial return expectations. This roundtable discussion examines the options and allows participants to share what has worked for them- and what hasn't- in funding social impact companies. Presenters: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Executive Director, Social Venture Circle and Tony Stayner Board Member of SV2 / Managing Director at Excelsior Impact Fund. Moderator: Lisa Van Dusen, Chief Relationship Officer, SV2

Breakout II: Impact Investing Across The Asset Classes

Investors have a wide variety of choices in terms of impact investments in each of the major asset classes: Equity, Fixed Income, Real Assets, Alternatives, and Cash. Stephanie Cohn Rupp of Tiedemann Advisors will provide an overview of options across the classes, as well facilitate a conversation with the participants on how best to identify and evaluate the performance of such investments.

Breakout Panel III -TBA

6:30 - 8:00 pm: Reception & Award Ceremony

**Complete agenda coming soon!


PRESENTING ENTREPRENEURS - see our growing list


  • Intimate Structure: Educational fireside chats, 8 pitches from social entrepreneurs based in the SF Bay Area, and active networking

  • Genuine Engagement: our programs attract those who want to interact and genuinely engage with one another. We draw a mix of impact investors, entrepreneurs, and other key influencers of the local, social impact space to engage offline and in person

  • Local Focus: Silicon Valley is a unique place- by focusing on local entrepreneurs, we are building more intimate connections and collaborative exchanges to inspire action and positive change.

**Student & Nonprofit discount on request. Please contact: angie@oneworld.training**




Andi Kleissner, Amped Innovation / Dr. Jin Lee, BabyNoggin / Stephen Malta, Bay Area Council / Rick Moss, Better Ventures / Eric Brisson / Brittany Hodge, Client Safety Services / Aishetu Dozie, Bossy Cosmetics / Erik Edwards, Cooley LLP / Jen Barnett, Cooley LLP / Andreas Freund, DiveIn / Shannon McNair, DiveIn / Cynthia Travis, Earth Altar / Arup Roy-Burman, Elemeno Health / Philipp Stauffer, FYRFLY Venture Partners / Catherine Crystal Foster, Give Local Silicon Valley / Alison Martin, Great Guides / Laure-Anne Pirson, Hult University / Daryn Dodson, Illumen Capital / David Fox, Internet Archive / Uriridiakoghene (Ulili) Onovakpuri, Kapor Capital / Yscaira Jimenez, LaborX / Tet Selva, MomWarrior / Raymond Hutchison, NationSwell / Karen Melendez, NationSwell / Paul Wythes, Oakdell Capital / Scott Saslow, ONE WORLD / Angie Mertens, ONE WORLD / Bonnie Coberly, ONE WORLD / Sri Artham, ONE WORLD / Robert Fishkin, Reframe It / Shrina Kurani, Republic / Courtenay Carr Heuer, Scientific Adventures for Girls / Ha Nguyen, Spero Ventures / Bulbul Gupta, Socos LLC / Anwar McQueen, TEAMinc / Michelle Glauser, Techtonica / Joel Solomon, Renewal Funds / Eric Quick, The Town Kitchen / John Fohr, TrustLayer / Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures / Julie Lein, Urban Innovation Fund / Kristin Hull, Nia Capital / Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Social Venture Circle


ONE WORLD Training, PBC is a facilitator bringing together investors and early stage companies. ONE WORLD Training, PBC is not affiliated with the presenting companies and does not endorse or recommend any of the companies (or the securities of such companies) that may seek funding at an event organized by ONE WORLD Training, PBC such as the Impact Summit. Any offers to, or investments made, by an individual who attends the Impact Summit will be to or in his, her or its individual capacity. Consequently, investors conduct their own due diligence in connection with any investment in companies, including but not limited to legal, tax, and investment advice.

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