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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 2 Days
    Thursday
    February 21
    2019

    Sankalp Africa Summit 2019

    Since its inception in 2014, Sankalp Africa has become one of the region’s leading events for social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The summit witnesses hundreds of game changing social entrepreneurs interact with investors and ecosystem builders every year. Join us for the 6th edition in 2019!

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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 2 Days
    Thursday
    February 21
    2019

    Meet & Multiply

    Meet & Multiply is a side event taking place at the Sankalp Forum in Nairobi, Kenya on February 21-22, 2019. Adopters and ecosystem partners should apply to attend. The Sankalp Africa Forum is open to all participants. Please visit the website to attend the main Forum.

    Our structured networking methodology is tried and tested! It has already helped entrepreneurs scale from India to Latin America and the Caribbean. We are pleased to respond to requests to bring this format to Africa. Here is how it works. We identify successful businesses with impact and carefully select potential adopters of their model in a new geographic location. We bring the originators and adopters together for a half-day event with the right set of ecosystem partners that can help originators to multiply their impact. Following the event, we provide follow-up support to help facilitate successful replication.

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  • New York, NY - 1 Day
    Thursday
    February 21
    2019

    17th Annual NYU Venture Showcase

    The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge at NYU is both an accelerator program and startup competition. Hosted by the W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs at the NYU Stern School of Business, its aim is to identify the most disruptive venture ideas at NYU.

    Join us for our 17th Annual Venture Showcase event to meet 37 of this year’s semi-finalist teams. Instead of listening to pitches from afar, you’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the founders directly and engage with their projects up close. From health management technologies to customized culinary offerings to cutting edge sustainability solutions, these ventures represent the most exciting and innovative startups at NYU. NYU alumni, angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, industry innovators and fans of the startup scene are invited to connect with the entrepreneurial stars of the NYU community.

    This event will take place at NYU Stern’s Tisch Hall. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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  • Toronto, Canada - 2 Days
    Wednesday
    February 27
    2019

    Globe Capital 2019: Financing the 21st Century

    Where leaders in finance, infrastructure and cleantech meet to capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy.

    The clean economy is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime. Global investment in advanced low-carbon infrastructure is projected to reach $90 trillion by 2030. The market for clean technologies is currently worth $1.15 trillion, and cleantech is one of the main sectors that is poised to grow exponentially.

    Join us at GLOBE Capital as we discuss how to align risk and return requirements, become more competitive, and unlock the capital that will help us realize the economic opportunity.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    February 27
    2019

    Webinar: Recalling and Updating the Triple Bottom Line with John Elkington

    In a 2018 article in Harvard Business Review, John Elkington, Chairman of Volans, writes: “How often are management concepts subjected to recalls by the people who invented them? It is hard to think of a single case. With this in mind, I’m volunteering to carry out a management concept recall: with 2019 marking the 25th anniversary of the “triple bottom line,” a term I coined in 1994, I propose a strategic recall to do some fine tuning.”

    Elkington adds, “So why recall it now? The Triple Bottom Line has failed to bury the single bottom line paradigm. From the outset, the goal was system change — pushing toward the transformation of capitalism. It was never supposed to be just an accounting system. It was originally intended as a genetic code, a triple helix of change for tomorrow’s capitalism, with a focus on breakthrough change, disruption, asymmetric growth (with unsustainable sectors actively sidelined), and the scaling of next-generation market solutions.”

    In this live, virtual fireside chat, Impact Entrepreneur’s Laurie Lane-Zucker discusses with Elkington the motivations behind his coining of the TBL concept, his perceived failure of the concept to achieve its intended ends, and how the concept can be updated to effectively leverage the kinds of system change necessary to transform business and contribute to the building of an authentically sustainable impact economy.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Wednesday
    February 27
    2019

    Webinar: Scale the Impact of your Market Systems Program Through Volunteer Engagement

    International NGOs have been working with volunteers for as long as the development sector has existed, but the means through which volunteers contribute to development objectives have evolved over time. This webinar is designed to examine how skilled volunteers can contribute to market systems development outcomes. The presenters will discuss recent innovations through a number of concrete examples. Evidence will be shared on skills-based volunteering as a means to bring new talent into market systems programs and to tap into a steady pipeline of advisors, facilitators, and investors. We will also focus on the planning, training, and monitoring required to make the best use of volunteers in market systems programming, and demonstrate how volunteers can contribute to sustainable impact at scale.

    This webinar will:

    • Address commonly held misconceptions about volunteer programming
    • Share successful models and lessons learned related to engaging volunteers
    • Highlight examples of how skilled volunteers have contributed to tangible results and impacts
    • Identify opportunities for funders, organizations, and professionals to harness volunteer expertise

    The three speakers and their respective organizations each bring many years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating international volunteer programs.

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  • Hong Kong - 1 Day
    Thursday
    February 28
    2019

    Blockchain Summit Hong Kong

    Blockchain Summit Hong Kong is the leading blockchain for business event in Asia.

    Connecting over 200 industry leaders, business decision makers and tech innovators, Blockchain Summit Hong Kong is a one-day conference and exhibition dedicated to the business of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

    Based on unrivalled content, 60 visionary speakers and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit Hong Kong is a must-attend event to understand the challenges and opportunities of our blockchain future.

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  • Nairobi, Kenya - 1 Day
    Thursday
    February 28
    2019

    #WhatsGood: BoP Marketing

    Nest is excited to announce the third edition of the #WhatsGood series- a thought leadership and education series, facilitating thought-provoking panel using deep learning techniques such as case studies and curated in-depth presentations.

    This event will be geared towards answering the question ‘How do you make money from the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP)’ Sub-topics include:

    • Strategies to reduce the costs of last mile distribution in rural areas.
    • Strategic partnerships to reach and service customers.
    • Marketing strategies to differentiate and spread awareness in areas where internet penetration is low and customer education is low.

    The panelists include:

    1. Claire Mongeau– Founder & CEO, M-Shule

    2.  Stephen Njenga– Agribusiness Expert, BoP Innovation Center

    3.  Lindsay Stradley– Co-Founder, Sanergy

    4.  Irene Hu– Associate Partner, Open Capital Advisors

    5. Benjamin Njenga– Co-Founder, Apollo Agriculture

    The conversation will be moderated by Arman Moussavi who is the Head of Business Development, Azuri Technologies.

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