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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
1+ Many: The Power of Convening for Social Impact

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Even in our high tech world, sometimes it takes people actually coming together to really make things happen. Austin has proven this theory for many years with incubators, accelerators, research centers, funding events and with gatherings like SXSW. Recently, the city has exploded with a plethora of coffee shops, co-working spaces, incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurial hubs with more to come as people seek out places to convene and share ideas.
In social impact, where companies create not only market value but also contribute to the social, environmental and civic good, perhaps the power of convening becomes even more relevant. So how does all of this work? Is the infrastructure in place for Austin to be a top city for social impact? What do we need to create and what can we learn from those who have blazed that path around the country and around this globally connected city? Join experts and entrepreneurs who are leading this charge for an informative and engaged discussion.

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Scott Collier

Managing Dir, Pasadera Capital
Scott Collier is a Managing Director at investment bank Pasadera Capital and spent the prior 20 years as a venture capital and private equity manager, most recently as Managing Director of Triton Ventures, an Austin-based technology venture capital firm. Prior to Triton he served... Read More →

Erin Grey

Founder, Aunt Bertha Inc

Brian Schoenbaum

Founder I Pilot, Vuka

Steve Wanta

Global Program Dir, Whole Planet Foundation
Steve is passionate about microfinance and business solutions that improve the lives of the poor. He was hired by Whole Planet Foundation in March 2006 as the Field Program Manager to support the creation of new microfinance institutions in Guatemala and Costa Rica in partnership... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Room 400-402

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