Every year I pick a new conference (or two) that I really want to attend because I’ve heard it will blow my mind, because I want to connect with new people, because I know it’s good to stretch the mind and the soul. This year, it’s SOCAP.
In looking into the conference, I stumbled upon a post by my friend Emily Goligoski about a contest where you can win a pass to the conference. Yes, the contest has some element of voting but it’s not everything (thankfully) and regardless of if I win, I like the question they’re asking.
The Social Capital Markets Conference is a gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators at the intersection of money and meaning. SOCAP has spent the last two years defining the social enterprise movement. This year, more than 1,200 investors, donors, entrepreneurs, and innovators will decide: What’s Next?
A recent report by Hope Consulting on Money for Good revealed there is a $120 billion untapped market of individual investors looking to make a positive environmental and social impact with their dollars. With deserving entrepreneurs looking for funds to make that impact, the challenge is to discover:
What’s next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment?
SOCAP will be exploring this question throughout the conference, but they want to hear from you.
The challenge? Tell them (in 500 words or less) what’s next in social enterprise to unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for individual impact investment, and you could win a scholarship to this year’s SOCAP, valued at $1,195, as well as the opportunity to be published in TriplePundit, an innovative new media company pushing the conversation forward about sustainable business in the 21st century. Continue reading