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Fostering collaboration among social entrepreneurs

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This panel discusses strategies to inspire and build and encourage collaboration between social entrepreneurs, discussing how web tools, leadership programs and collision rich co-working spaces can encourage alliance and knowledge share, and further the principle that we do indeed work better together.

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Fostering collaboration among social entrepreneurs

  1. 1. FOSTERING COLLABORATION AMONG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
  2. 2. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations that inspire </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Top three (or more) resources </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Three topics </li></ul><ul><li>Three questions  </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks </li></ul>
  3. 4. Janelle Orsi Jenny Kassan
  4. 5. How to wake up your inner social entrepreneur
  5. 6. Empowering social entrepreneurs and organizations working towards social change WiserEarth.org, Kiva France, InformEthic, FinanceSolidaire, FING, SiliconSentier, LIENS, 27e Region, Netsquared, La Ruche
  6. 7. <ul><li>Social Edge www.socialedge.org </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2003, social edge connects social entrepreneurs, their partners and allies to discuss cutting-edge issues shaping the field </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Connect http://econnect.entrepreneur.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur Media, the company that produces Entrepreneur Magazine, started around 2 years ago specifically for entrepreneurs and small business owners. </li></ul><ul><li>The Hub www.hubbayarea.com </li></ul><ul><li>It is a family of social enterprises focused on supportive innovative ideas for a radically better world </li></ul><ul><li>WiserEarth www.wiserearth.org </li></ul><ul><li>WiserEarth is a social network where NGO leaders, social entrepreneurs and business with a conscious come to connect and collaborate </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Inner City Advisors http://innercityadvisors.org </li></ul><ul><li>Meetup Groups ( http://www.meetup.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Techcrunch network (pure tech start ups) </li></ul><ul><li>gigaom network (tech + earth2tech start ups) </li></ul><ul><li>Treehugger network (good (good general social/environmental stalking) </li></ul><ul><li>greenoptions media network (good local grassroots company/idea stalking) </li></ul><ul><li>grist.org  < http://grist.org >  network (good news/company stalking) </li></ul><ul><li>green.venturebeat.com  < http://green.venturebeat.com >  (good news/company stalking) </li></ul><ul><li>West Coast Village Capital </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>kickstarter.com http://kickstarter.com Google Docs http://docs.google.com tumblr.com http://tumblr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Basecamp http://basecamphq.com/ </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Highrise http://highrisehq.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>INC.com </li></ul><ul><li>nextbillion.net  < http://nextbillion.net >  </li></ul><ul><li>zoho.com  < http://zoho.com >  - lots of freemium services in all sorts of platforms (CRM, PM, Biz Dev) </li></ul><ul><li>vyew.com  < http://vyew.com >  - really great virtual conferencing tool </li></ul><ul><li>teamviewer.com  < http://teamviewer.com >  - great remote desktop working tool really training yourself how to utilize Facebook and Twitter's networking abilities </li></ul><ul><li>www.htmldog.com  < http://www.htmldog.com >  to teach yourself the basics; can end up saving you a lot of contracting money. </li></ul><ul><li>http://99designs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>kickstarter.com  < http://kickstarter.com >  </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.ycombinator.com/  (Hacker News, good for looking for tech executive team) </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>SOCAP http://sociallcapitalmarkets.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>SOCAP convenes leaders and players in the field to discuss innovative ways to expand markets and bring socially responsible investing into the mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Investor’s circle www.investorscircle.com </li></ul><ul><li>Network of angels investors, VC, foundations who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economyy </li></ul><ul><li>Social Entreprise Conference http://socialenterpriseconference.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Social Enterprise Conference hosts speakers with a wealth of knowledge and experience in innovative, cross sectoral approaches to adressing social issues. </li></ul><ul><li>The Skoll World Forum www.skollworldforum.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Skoll World Forum accelerates the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential patners in a collaborative pursuit of social change </li></ul>
  11. 12. Stanford University– Center for Social Innovation Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship Explore innovative management frameworks to address social entrepreneurship’s unique challenges, scale your venture, and effect even greater social change for the communities you serve.  
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