23
May

Calling All Social Entrepreneurs: Major Social Entrepreneurship Summit June 21

Posted by: Amy Paterson in: Digital/Social - Media Relations -

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Portland State University’s Impact Entrepreneurs’ Elevating Impact Summit is coming up next month, on June 21, at Portland’s Gerding Theater.  The day-long event celebrates social entrepreneurship efforts across business, civic, social, and academic sectors and including all ages — students, professionals and encore careerists.

Portland is lucky to have a center of excellence around social entrepreneurship like this to foster new ideas and connect people and resources around social entrepreneurship here in our region and beyond.

It’s not too late to buy tickets, go to www.pdx.edu/impactentrepreneurs/summit for news and inforamation.  Here’s a look at the all-star lineup of speakers and Impact Awards finalists.

Keynote Speaker

Eric Dawson, Co-founder and President, Peace First

Featured Speakers

FUNDING FOR IMPACT:

Gun Denhart, Founder, Hanna Andersson

Carolynn Duncan, Founder, NW Social Venture Fund

Melissa Durham, Director of Strategic Projects, Oregon Community Foundation

Scott Onder, Sr. Manager of Lending and Capitalization Strategy, Mercy Corps NW

RESILIENCE UNCENSORED:

Angela Jackson (moderator), Managing Director, Portland Seed Fund, Director, Portland StateCenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Business Accelerator

Kazi Huque, CEO, Grameen Intel

Franklin Jones, Founder/CEO, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery

Lindsey Newkirk, Owner and Chief Instigator, Junk to Funk Trashion Collective

Rick Turoczy, Co-founder, PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) and Editor, Silicon Florist

RE-ENTRY REDEFINED:

Jacob Sherman (moderator), Alumnus and Undergraduate Research, Engagement, and Creative Activities (URECA) Coordinator, Portland State University

Ed Blackburn, Executive Director, Central City Concern

EDUCATION FOR IMPACT:

Scott Marshall (moderator), Associate Dean, Portland State University School of Business Administration

Sona K. Andrews, Provost, Portland State University

Mark Holloway, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Portland

Dwayne Johnson, President and CEO, IDEAL Portland

Erin Tochen, Program Officer, The Lemelson Foundation

MEDIA FOR IMPACT:

Christina Williams (moderator), Director of Communications, Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University   

Phil Busse, Executive Director, Media Institute for Social Change

Andy Giegerich, Editor, Sustainable Business Oregon

Cassandra Profita, Ecotrope Journalist Blogger, Oregon Public Broadcasting  


Finalists for the Student Impact Award:

 Finalists for the Impact Entrepreneur Award:

 Finalists for the Corporate/Nonprofit Impact Intrapreneur Award:

 

 

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