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Sunday, March 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Ecosystem Approach to Social Impact

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Over the last two decades, entrepreneurs have developed some of the most effective methods to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from poverty and water usage to education access and affordable healthcare. We have witnessed huge growth in the number of fellowship programs, accelerators and impact investors popping up to support them. And yet, entrepreneurs still struggle to access the right type of capital at the right time to launch and grow their ventures.
In a city or community that has all of the ingredients for startups to succeed, is there a roadmap we can follow to harness its entrepreneurial energy to build a robust ecosystem that drives change?
In this panel, you'll hear from a successful social entrepreneur, leading impact investors and the founder of an impact accelerator on what goes in to the ecosystem approach to social impact.

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Philip Berber

Co-Founder, Enable Impact
Irish-born and now Texas based, Philip Berber has enjoyed a long history of successful ventures. From 1984 to 1999 he was a high tech entrepreneur in London, Houston, and Austin. After selling his online day trading brokerage CyBerCorp to Charles Schwab in March of 2000, Philip decided... Read More →
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Erine Gray

Founder/CEO, Aunt Bertha Inc
Erine has been working on business and technology consulting projects for more than 12 years. His current company (Aunt Bertha) is making it easy for people to find food, health, housing and education programs. Aunt Bertha’s mission is to make human service program information more... Read More →
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Lewis Hower

Founder, Community Investment Management
Mr. Hower is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Global Impact Investing (SGII) Center at the University of Utah. The SGII Center is an industry-leading program that facilitates the growth of the impact investing space while educating the next generation of social and environmental... Read More →
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Zoe Schlag

Founder & Exec Dir, UnLtd USA
Zoe is the Founder and Executive Director of UnLtd USA, an accelerator that builds cities into ecosystems for entrepreneurs building solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental problems, with its first chapter in Austin, TX. Over the last several years, she has... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402 500 E 4th St

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