Past Event Highlights
And that’s a wrap! Our second annual Social Innovation Hack, focused on finding solutions to alleviate global poverty, went off without a hitch thanks to our speakers, mentors, judges and of course, awesome volunteers.
Net Impact NYC recently held a Social Innovation Hack where participants from a wide range of backgrounds and fields came together to develop solutions to global issues. Five teams competed for exciting prizes.
Net Impact NYC recently held a pitch night with four new startups working in the social impact space. Each startup’s business model relied on a web-based platform to serve as a virtual connector for very specific communities. Fcancer and Agora for Good both use online platforms to connect donors to nonprofits, though each takes a different approach in providing value and communities served. Eat Offbeat and NaTakallam seek to empower refugees through employment opportunities and help them harness skills that these populations already possess.
Can businesses do good and be profitable? Hunter Lovins, President and Co-Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions and Time Magazine millennium Hero of the Planet, thinks so. On April 11, Lovins shared her thoughts on social enterprises and environmental sustainability at an event hosted by Net Impact NYC, Bard MBA, and MPOWERD, at COOKFOX architecture firm in Chelsea. John Salzinger, Co-Founder of MPOWERD, a New York City-based B Corp, moderated the conversation.
Interested in social impact but not sure how to incorporate it into your career? You’re not alone. On April 4, Net Impact’s Fordham and NYC chapters joined forces to present an interactive conversation on social impact career opportunities in the private sector followed by a networking reception. Many of the attendees, who represented a variety of ages, races, and industries, were interested in transitioning into a more impactful career.
On Wednesday, November 11, Net Impact NYC had the pleasure of partnering with KivaZip to host a panel of KivaZip loan recipients to hear about their experiences with KivaZip loans and learn how they are being used to grow these small businesses in New York City.
On Wednesday, September 30, Net Impact NYC had the pleasure of partnering with NYU Stern Social Enterprise Association to host a panel of activists and filmmakers who are inspiring social change through their work.
Thought Leaders and Innovators from International Development-oriented social enterprises were on hand Monday, March 2nd at the Center for Social Innovation.
Film featuring a social enterprise in Africa’s biggest slum & chat with the founder
First 2015 event to network, hear about 2014 successes and share the 2015 lineup!
- Sold-out events
- 500+ attendees every year
- Over 80 speakers & partners
Our Focus Areas
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Intrapreneurship and creating value around CSR initiatives
Impact Investing: Understand opportunities and make investments with impact
International Development (ID): Explore disruptive or innovative approaches to ID issues
Social Enterprise: Focus on creation and development of new businesses with a cause