Neither grants nor markets alone will solve the problems of poverty: This is not about 'trade versus aid,' it’s about building systems that demand real, sustained and honest engagement with low income people - One of Acumen's 10 Things We've Learned About Tackling Poverty
On September 19, 2013, LA+acumen will host “Acumen 101,” an intimate evening networking event in Los Angeles for individuals interested to:
- Learn how Acumen is using patient capital to invest in social enterprises in India, Pakistan and Africa that increase access to critical goods and services for the poor
- Find out more about the +acumen global chapter movement including recent developments with the LA+acumen chapter, our plans for 2013/2014 and opportunities to get involved
- Meet like-minded individuals across the business, finance, international development and non-profit sectors championing social change in LA
"Acumen 101" will be led by LA+acumen Leadership Members, Laura Coggins and Amanda Yiu. This open session is intended for young professionals, students and anyone interested in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and international development.
Date: September 19th, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00pm (presentation to begin promptly at 7:00pm, dinner & drinks to follow)
Location: Hub LA (830 Traction Ave., Suite 3A, Los Angeles, CA)
Cost: Donations accepted at the door (suggested $5 to cover costs)
Registration: Required at http://LAforacumen.eventbrite.com
Plans after Acumen 101? Come join us for dinner and drinks!
There will be an opportunity to mingle afterwards at Wurstküche Restaurant (800 East 3rd street, Los angeles, CA 90013), located across the street from Hub LA.
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LA+acumen is a volunteer-run chapter of Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Our mission is to champion patient capital as an effective complement to traditional aid by building a community of like-minded individuals in the greater Los Angeles area.