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  • Oxford, UK - 5 Days
    Monday
    November 6
    2017

    Oxford Social Finance Programme: Taking social finance to scale

    Oxford Saïd is the first business school in the world to offer a complementary suite of executive programmes focusing on social finance and impact investing. We draw on the latest research conducted through the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship by Professor Alex Nicholls, our Academic Director. Alex recently released the first comprehensive book on Social Finance.

    You will be surrounded by a group of deeply committed, intensely curious colleagues, eager to build a better world. You will be immersed in academic rigour and will study ambitious, disruptive global initiatives intended to drive solutions to scale.

    Scale here is defined as Big Bet or Grand Challenge, deals that require significant investment of resources – the multi-millions, billions or trillions of dollars needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals or Climate Change interventions, or have a significant scope (city-wide, country-wide, or global impact).

    Our social impact alumni network is a globally diverse group of industry pioneers, representing 56 nationalities and 54 work countries across all 7 continents.

    We invite you to develop your social finance strategy with us.

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  • Boulder, CO - 2 Days
    Monday
    November 6
    2017

    At the Epicenter: Regenerative Earth Summit

    Today, the way we produce our food contributes up to half of all global greenhouse gas emissions. But did you know that we can use food and farming as a tool to foster vibrant communities and trade, regenerate the environment, feed the world – and mitigate the effects of global warming and climate change? The Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture is not your usual conference. The Summit aspires to a bold goal: create an actionable plan to enhance the adoption of regenerative strategies in our system of food and agriculture. The Summit embraces a model that engages the talents and interests of diverse stakeholders, from businesses to farmers to citizen consumers.

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  • Boston, MA - 2 Days
    Monday
    November 6
    2017

    Lean LaunchPad® Entrepreneurship Educators Seminar

    The Lean LaunchPad® Educators Seminar is a 2 day program designed for entrepreneurship faculty who want to learn the basics of integrating Lean Startup principles into their teaching. You will learn key techniques for building a curriculum that you can adapt to your institutional environment and needs and put to immediate use.

    Prerequisites:  The two-day Intermediate Workshop is taught assuming familiarity with the foundational concepts of the Lean Startup approach: the business model canvas, the customer development process and agile engineering.

    Intended participants: The seminar is designed for educators affiliated with an educational institution who want to develop a course to teach students lifelong entrepreneurial skills. Application is required.

    Priority will be given to:

    • Educators who want to incorporate Lean Startup methodology into their entrepreneurship education course or program environment
    • Teaching teams with multiple members
    • Educators currently teaching or conversant with the business model canvas, customer development or Lean LaunchPad®
    • Incubators and accelerator program managers
    • Anyone interested in building entrepreneurship and innovation development programs
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