Save the date for May 3 (Wednesday)! 12:00-2:00pm in the Venture Studio, located in the Gatton College of Business, Room 124. This event is limited to the first 50 attendees due to room capacity.
Who is speaking? Bryce Butler, Gatton College Adjunct Instructor for Social Entrepreneurship.
Butler is a leader in “venture philanthropy.” Access Ventures is a faith-driven venture philanthropy organization working to revitalize the Shelby Park neighborhood through housing redevelopment and microbusiness lending.
You have probably heard the terms before: ‘Venture philanthropy’, ‘social entrepreneurship’, ‘impact investing’, and ‘triple bottom line’. What is venture philanthropy and what are the differences in these approaches to the movement? From impact investing emerging as a distinct asset class in 2010 to the state of the art, find out more from Bryce Butler’s dynamic and passionate address drawing from his experience at Village Capital and numerous other ventures.
Butler is the executive director of the BlueSky Network and was largely responsible for bringing the business accelerator program to Louisville this past summer. BlueSky/VentureWell was a 12-week business accelerator program for post-idea-stage agriculture and clean-tech companies that can deliver high social or environmental impact.
Before joining BlueSky, Bryce was the executive pastor of a community church. He served on active duty for four years in the U.S. Army and has a master’s degree in theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.