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  • Virtual - 2 Days
    Thursday
    September 15
    2022

    SuperCrowd22

    The can’t-miss virtual event of the year for social entrepreneurs and everyone interested in supporting them. Seats are limited. Register today.

    11:00 AM ET—Opening Session

    The conference kicks off with a fast-paced session featuring a series of quick, inspiring and informative presentations from industry leaders, entrepreneurs who have raised money via crowdfunding, and other experts.

    1:00 pm ET—Peer-Led Discussions

    In small groups, participants will join discussions on a variety of impact crowdfunding topics chosen by your peers, giving you a chance to make meaningful connections with investors and entrepreneurs.

    2:00 pm ET—Breakout Sessions

    Eight different breakout sessions, half designed for investors and half intended for entrepreneurs, will repeat twice, giving you a chance to choose two of the eight to attend.

    4:00 pm ET—Peer-Led Discussions

    In small groups, participants will join discussions on a variety of impact crowdfunding topics chosen by your peers, giving you a chance to make meaningful connections with investors and entrepreneurs.

    5:00 pm ET—General Session

    The conference continues with another fast-paced session featuring a series of quick, inspiring and informative presentations from industry leaders, entrepreneurs who have raised money via crowdfunding, and other experts.

    7:00 pm ET—Breakout Sessions

    Eight different breakout sessions, half designed for investors and half intended for entrepreneurs, will repeat twice, giving you a chance to choose two of the eight to attend.

    9:00 pm ET—Impact Crowdfunding Trivia Bingo

    Stick around for fun and networking. Play a couple of rounds of Impact Crowdfunding Trivia Bingo—with prizes!

    Agenda—Day 2

    Preliminary Draft for September 16, 2022

    11:00 am ET—General Session

    The conference continues with a fast-paced session featuring a series of quick, inspiring and informative presentations from industry leaders, entrepreneurs who have raised money via crowdfunding, and other experts.

    1:00 pm ET—Breakout Sessions

    Eight different breakout sessions, half designed for investors and half intended for entrepreneurs, will repeat twice, giving you a chance to choose two of the eight to attend.

    3:00 pm ET—Impact Crowdfunding Live

    Get ready for the exciting crescendo of the conference with ten social enterprises making live pitches, followed by Q&A with judges and you, the members of the audience.

    7:00 pm ET—Closing General Session

    The conference closes with a final fast-paced session featuring a series of quick, inspiring and informative presentations from industry leaders, entrepreneurs who have raised money via crowdfunding, and other experts.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 15
    2022

    Deep Dive Conversation with Jed Emerson

    Ancient Greeks believed in a time before time called the Golden Age, when humanity lived in harmony with the gods; a time when we were truly free, a time to which we must seek a return. Our purpose then, and that of the resources and tools we control, such as capital, is to help us find our way back to that period of ancient enlightenment, actualization, and freedom, as individuals and as a global community of humanity and Planet. Aristotle spoke of how all things in the world had a purpose, a teleos, and for centuries this idea was how we structured our understanding of purpose. Teleos is a relevant concept even regarding chaos, relativity and field theories given the nature of the entity is defined only in regard to its relation relative to other objects and, at a subatomic level, its being under observation. By extension, capital performs best when viewed relative to its context, its portfolio and market community; its nature is determined as a function of its relation to other entities. The value of capital is best appreciated when we understand it as simultaneously economic and social and environmental with each of these components, in turn, continuously interacting and intertwined. Value manifests in diverse and various ways but is always more than economic value alone. Capital is about more than money; it is about freedom.

    — From The Gift of Fire by Jed Emerson

    Join us for a Deep Dive member conversation with Jed Emerson, author of the The Purpose of Capital and the IE Magazine article, The Gift of Fire.

    NOTE: Premium Members can RSVP for this program now (make sure you are logged in). Others can purchase tickets beginning two weeks before the program (limited quantities).

    About Our Deep Dives

    Deep Dives are hour-long Zoom Meetings: Live Q&A Sessions (as opposed to our Zoom Webinars, where the audience is in View-Only Mode) between the author(s) or subjects of a Magazine article and our members. Be sure to read the article (ideally the guest’s book, The Purpose of Capital) in question and come bearing questions!

    Featured Guest

    Jed Emerson

    Originator of the concepts of Blended Value and Total Portfolio Management, Jed Emerson, Managing Director and Global Lead Impact Investing with Tiedemann Advisors, has extensive experience leading, staffing and advising funds, firms, social ventures and foundations pursuing financial performance with social/environmental impact. He is an internationally recognized thought leader in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Emerson has played founder roles with some of the nation’s leading venture philanthropy, community venture capital and social enterprises.

    Time: 12:00 – 1:15 EST

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  • Miltton 5 Aspnäsgatan 00530 Helsingfors Finland & Online - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 15
    2022

    Waves – Summit for Changemakers, Social Innovation and Impact Entrepreneurs

    If you are passionate about learning and connecting with people who are working with impact entrepreneurship, Waves is the perfect summit.

    About this event

    Waves is a one-day summit in Helsinki and online that brings together actors committed to social innovation and systems change: innovators, academia, impact entrepreneurs, private and public actors, and investors.

    The Waves hybrid event includes keynote speeches, presentations, panel discussions and workshops with a focus on three main themes:

     

    Our future – Innovation as part of systems change

     

    Acceleration & Support – Building an ecosystem for increased collaboration

    • Hear a session led by Sarah Lindeman, Co-founder and CEO of Leapfrog Projects, on “Head, Heart, Will: Building capabilities for transformative changemaking” together with Tomas Björkman (Founder of Ekskäret Foundation and Co-Founder of among others the Inner Development Goals initiative).
    • Learn more about creating ecosystems for change from Åsa Skogström-Feldt (CEO of IKEA Social Entrepreneurship) & Liisa Smits (CEO and founder of Ignitia) and attend a discussion facilitated by Agata Stafiej-Bartosik (Ashoka).
    • A session on empowering young changemakers will include a panel with Benjamin Pitkänen (Co-founder, Viral Vegans), Ronny Eriksson (Co-founder, Ambitious Africa; Co-founder Norders), Salaado Qasim (Co-founder of the Peace and Well-being organization), moderator Eli Ingvarsson (Ashoka Nordic).
    • Hear from Evita Chiang Zanuso (Head of Strategic Partnerships, Katapult Foundation) and Anna Herlin (Development Head at Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation and Security Trading) in a panel discussion moderated by Sara Lindeman (Co-founder and CEO, Leapfrog Projects) on how to support and invest in social and environmental impact startups.
    • Hanno Nevanlinna (Co-founder, Creator of New at Futurice) will also lead a workshop to guide changemakers and help them develop new impactful collaborations. Besides, Zeynep Falay von Flittner (Board Member of Systems Change Finland) and Jari Ala-Ruona (Co-founder of Oxygen ry) will develop the workshop “What do changemakers need to flourish?”

    Funding & Investing – Financing possibilities and creating investment portfolios that drive positive societal change

    Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM EEST | 1:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 15
    2022

    Spotlight On… Operational Management of Off-Grid Energy Hubs

    By powering electric appliances for productive uses and charging batteries (e.g., for electric vehicles) off-grid solar PV “energy hubs” can make a meaningful contribution towards electricity access in rural and peri-urban areas.

    Planning and implementing such energy hubs require both thorough planning as well as an operational management of all assets to ensure economic viability of the hub. This is especially important in case of an increasing energy demand over time and/or changing productive use cases (e.g., from charging mobile phones or solar lanterns towards charging electric vehicles).

    Against this background, Siemens Stiftung together with the university “Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt” is holding a virtual session on operational management of off-grid energy hubs. This virtual session is part of the digital series “Spotlight on…”, which aims to connect different stakeholders from the e-mobility sector and promote data sharing amongst those.

    On September 15th 2022, we invite you to learn how you can benefit from state-of-the-art algorithms and mathematical optimization to best-possibly operate an energy hub. Mr. Aminu Bugaje and Dr Mathias Ehrenwirth are going to present an app which was developed within a joint research project between Siemens Stiftung and Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt supported by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ. Join us for an introduction on off-grid energy hubs, presentation of the app and a brief demonstration of a case study, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. Following the session, the web-app will be made available to the participants.

    Time: 2:00 PM Amsterdam | 8:00 AM EST
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 15
    2022

    TBLI Talk: “Financial Inclusion is a Lie”

    The term “financial inclusion” as described by the fintech industry is a lie, says Emmanuel Daniel, in his recent book “The Great Transition – the personalization of finance is here”. Emmanuel Daniel is the award-winning founder of The Asian Banker and Wealth and Society.

    He argues that the phrase was forcibly requisitioned by the platform players because it suited their business model of onboarding millions of customers and then monetizing them. He points out that the way that technology players are funded by venture capitalists today does not allow them to create a viable business model to succeed in financial inclusion.

    What will you learn:

    • Why is Financial Inclusion a lie?
    • What are the potential consequences of financial inclusion that is wrongly applied?
    • What then should be the goal of “financial inclusion”

    TBLI Circle Members (www.tblicircle.com) receive 40% discount. (15 euros instead of 25 euros).

    TBLI Talk-Knowledge that inspires

    Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT(-04:00)

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 15
    2022

    Inclusive Green Finance Global Trends & Good Practice

    IFAD recently developed an innovative ‘financial value chain’ programme design approach to inclusive smallholder adaptation finance. Focusing on smallholder farmer needs, demand, and household economic context, the approach estimates smallholder propensity to borrow, capacity to borrow, and adaptation technology needs/ knowledge. The design approach assesses interest of potential financial institution partners, their financial absorption and management capacity, and their ability to reach targeted smallholder market. This approach is guided by and is consistent with IFAD’s new Inclusive Rural Finance Policy and was developed for and implemented in IFAD’s IGREEFIN 2 design for seven countries along the Great Green Wall as a Green Climate Fund proposal.
    Time: 4:00 Paris | 10:00 AM EST 
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    September 15
    2022

    TaroWorks Enterprise Demo – Americas

    Before you prepare your application for TaroWorks Enterprise grant subsidy available to social enterprises, we wanted to give you a chance to learn more about our offline inventory management tool and how it can support your last-mile distribution efforts. ​​​​Please join us on Sept 15, 2022, for a live demo of TaroWorks Enterprise, our offline inventory management product. 
    Time: 10:00 – 10:30 AM EDT
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