SOCAP2015 (October 6-9, 2015) SOCAP‘s annual flagship event in San Francisco is the largest conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs and has drawn more than 10,000 people.
Burningman (August 31 – September 7, 2015) – yes, that Burningman – is an excellent place to rethink your assumptions about the economy. The event takes place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, where participants join in the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to art and community. Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience.
Inspiration and Impact (November 20, 2014) Join iImpact Consulting Network for an evening of networking, entertainment, and conversations around impact investing and global impact. Whether you are already a practitioner or are looking to get your feet wet, join fellow investors, asset managers, intermediaries and social entrepreneurs for an opportunity to learn, share ideas, and build a community of like-minded professionals in New York City. The event will be held at Stray Kat Art Gallery in Chelsea.
Global Health and Innovation Conference 2014 (April 12th-April 13th 2014) Unite for Sight holds its 11th annual must-attend, thought-leading conference at Yale University, New Haven, CT for 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. SVT collaborator, Shubha Kumar PhD, will present “Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Global Health & Development: A New Framework for Valuing What Matters.”
Business 4 Better Conference (May 1st-2nd 2013) Business4Better (B4B) holds its annual Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, CA for mid-sized businesses and nonprofits to develop partnerships that create a positive impact on our communities and business. Sara Olsen will be paneling on the Measuring What Matters discussion along with Dermot Hikisch from B Lab and Scott Leonard from Indigenous Design.
Neighborworks America Workshop (February 21st-22nd 2013) Neighborworks America Training Institute is holding a workshop on impact assessment in Atlanta, GA. Sara Olsen will be joined by John Belluomini of Center for the Greater Good and Tina Brooks of Local Initiatives Support Corporation to provide advice on communicating triple bottom line impact to investors.
World Knowledge Forum (October 9, 2012) World Knowledge Forum kicks off in Seoul. Sara Olsen will present on “Accounting 2.0” and participate in the innovation and entrepreneurship panel dubbed “Blossoming Your Ideas into Flowers.”
Sara Olsen in the Press (June 21, 2012) Bloomberg Businessweek recognizes SVT Founder Sara Olsen one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs 2012.
Video Series Crowdfunded (June 15, 2012) SVT closes $10,000 crowdfunding round on Indiegogo for Cornerstone Videos series.
Bloomberg Business Article (May 31, 2012) Bloomberg Businessweek Small Business.
Family Milestone (May 22, 2012) SVT Founder Sara Olsen and her partner, Arzhang Kalbali, announce the birth of their first daugher, Donya. Congratulations, Sara and Arzhang!
SVT Launches Video Campaign (May 15, 2012) SVT launches first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. The campaign is dubbed “Transform the Economy: Measure Its Impact,” and will fund the prototype and field test of what SVT aspires to make the defining video course on Impact Accounting.