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  • Kampala, Uganda - 3 Days
    Thursday
    July 25
    2024

    The 1st USEA National Solar Energy Expo

    THEME: Powering Uganda with Solar Energy

    The USEA National Solar Energy expo will bring industry players in the solar sector to serve as a vehicle for implementation of our strategic and annual work plans whose purpose is to foster solar market development in the country.

    With a membership of about 300 Solar Companies fully registered, whose major needs among others include market development and access to finance, the event promises to be the biggest dedicated platform to accelerating the solar business in Uganda and in the region.

    It will bring solar companies, manufacturers & other stakeholders, as well as, end users.

    Contact us at info@useaug.org / ceo@useaug.org
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    July 25
    2024

    TBLI Talk: Transforming the Business of Sustainability

    Dr. Geoff Kendall is an entrepreneur whose experience spans sustainability consulting, high-tech startups, corporate communications and academic research. He holds a PhD in artificial intelligence, and has co-founded two software businesses. The second of these was acquired by a global technology company, where Geoff went on to serve as marketing director for three years.

    Geoff switched careers in 2010, joining London-based think-tank SustainAbility, and for four years he led the communications team and advised some of the world’s biggest corporations on sustainable business models. In so doing he realised that there was no reliable way to measure how sustainable a company is, and how much more it needs to do, and he wanted to fix that.

    So in late 2013 Geoff left to set up Future-Fit Foundation, where he led development of the Future-Fit Business Benchmark and served as CEO for 9 years.

    In May 2022 Geoff left Future-Fit to start Transition Agency, whose aim is to offer the antidote to business strategy and sustainability consulting.

    What will you learn:

    • What banks (and the rest of us) have been missing about the climate crisis
    • How sustainability teams should be approaching CSRD/ESRS
    • Why consulting is perpetuating our problems, not solving them

    Note: TBLI Circle Members don’t need to register as they automatically get link access to Masterclass

    Time: 9 – 10am ET
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    July 25
    2024

    Beyond Venture Capital: Diverse Paths to Funding Impact Startups

    Note: Deep Dives are hour-long Zoom Meetings: Live Q&A Sessions (as opposed to our Webinars, where the audience is in View-Only Mode) between the author(s) or subjects of a Magazine article and attendees. Be sure to read the article in question and come bearing questions! Premium members of Impact Entrepreneur get complimentary admission to all live and archived webinars, among other benefits. To RSVP for your spot as a Premium Member, visit the calendar.

    Beyond Venture Capital: Diverse Paths to Funding Impact Startups

    Join us for an enlightening IE Deep Dive where Village Capital’s Allie Burns and Nathaly Botero discuss their thought-provoking article, “Redefining the Fundraising Journey for Impact Startups,” which was co-authored with Aunnie Patton Power. This session will delve into why the traditional form of funding and supporting early-stage impact startups requires innovation, exploring emerging alternatives that can align more closely with the goals of creating sustainable, impact-creating enterprises.

    “As we explore the broad spectrum of funding mechanisms available to entrepreneurs, it’s crucial to understand that success isn’t necessarily defined by the size of an exit or valuation,” the authors remark. This conversation will unpack why the choice of funding strategy is as crucial as the amount raised, key factors to consider when exploring options, and how financial structures can impact a startup’s mission and its intended impact. Whether you are an entrepreneur seeking to navigate the complex funding landscape or an investor or entrepreneur support organization looking to support transformative business models, this session will equip you with the insights to approach fundraising with intention and innovation. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of how diverse funding paths can contribute to a more inclusive and impactful economy.

    Featured Guests

    Allie Burns brings nearly two decades of experience working with entrepreneurs and innovators at the intersection of tech and social change to her role as CEO of Village Capital. Prior to joining the organization in 2016, she served as a senior executive at Revolution and the Case Foundation, the venture capital firm and private family foundation created by former AOL executives Jean and Steve Case. In that role, she led the organization’s communications and marketing teams, and was instrumental in the development of major initiatives including the Rise of the Rest, the Startup America Partnership and the Be Fearless campaign.

    Passionate about the intersection between research and practice, Nathaly Botero manages Village Capital’s innovations projects focused on developing new insights and solutions to better support impact-driven entrepreneurs, increase their access to capital, and strengthen the startup ecosystem. Prior to Village Capital, Nathaly worked in technical assistance at an impact investment fund in Latin America and in peace-building projects in Colombia.

    Time: 12 – 1:15pm EDT

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Thursday
    July 25
    2024

    Right Capital, Right Time

    In this hands-on event, you will have the opportunity to workshop your own fundraising needs with peers and mentors from the Miller Center. Connect with a diverse group of changemakers ready to revolutionize their funding approaches, hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised funds, and create your own action plan. Facilitator: Diana McKeage is the Sr. Manager of Impact Investing at Miller Center Capital, where she manages pipeline development and operations in service of funding Miller Center alumni working in climate resilience and women’s empowerment.

    Time: 11:00 AM ET

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