2018 Winter Innovation Summit
The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. This year’s Summit will bring together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. Join us for the latest breakthroughs in social impact, innovation, and investing; ski the greatest snow on Earth; and experience the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Endowed by James Lee Sorenson in 2013, Sorenson Impact focuses on impact investing; impact measurement; program performance & innovation; and field-building through its think tank. Building upon the traditions and approach of Sorenson Impact’s predecessor, the University Venture Fund (a student-supported venture fund) we accelerate the impact of social enterprises and nonprofits.
Since its inception, Sorenson Impact has leveraged seed funds with the following results: direct facilitation of over $100 million in impact investments in over 15 countries; acquisition of 4 U.S. Federal grants for advancing Social Impact Bond development in areas such as criminal recidivism, early childhood outcomes, mental health, and homelessness; raising $10 million in venture capital for University Venture Fund II; and endowing two full professorships focused on social impact.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Dates: January 24, 2018 - January 26, 2018