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2008 Global Social Venture Competition
Social Entrepreneurship Symposium
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
San Francisco, CA
In conjunction with the Global Finals of the 2008 Global Social Venture Competition, the organizers of the GSVC at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business will present a public symposium on social entrepreneurship. The symposium will address the concept of social entrepreneurship in theory and as a practice that is generating an international movement of enterprise that drives social change.
As GSVC expands and builds an increasingly international network of students, entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and social venture professionals, we see a growing need and opportunity to create dialog and community around the competition. The Symposium was born out of our desire to meet that need and leverage this opportunity. The 2008 symposium will provide a platform for dialog among leaders and students on the field of social entrepreneurship, as well as an opportunity for investors, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders to meet and interact with faculty, students, and GSVC finalists.
Please join us on April 19 and help us continue to strengthen and nurture the GSVC community and the social ventures that our competition helps to catalyze.
8:00-9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00-10:00 AM Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Address
10:00-13:00 AM 2008 Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) Winner Presentations
10:30-10:45 AM Morning Break
10:45-12:15 PM Session One Breakout Panels & Workshops
1. Get Funded: A Discussion on Social Venture Financing
2. Measuring the Impact of Adopting CSR Strategies
3. Maximizing the Competitive Advantages of CSR Initiatives
12:15-1:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM Expo and Session Two Breakout Panels & Workshops
1. Morrison & Foerster LLP Legal Workshop
2. New Resource Bank Workshop
3. From Brilliant Idea to Viable Business: Launching Your Social Enterprise
2:30-2:45 PM Afternoon Break
2:45-4:15 PM Session Three Breakout Panels & Workshops
1. How do Social Ventures Grow? Tips, Lessons and Best Practices
2. Technology Initiatives, Opportunities and Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship
3. Branding and Marketing Strategies
4:15-6:00 PM Closing Keynote & Networking Reception

Official Website: http://socialvc.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=232

Added by geilhufe on February 19, 2008