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Mar 31: Entry Deadline for Sustainable Brands Innovation Open  

The Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) is a business plan competition for mission-driven startups to showcase their innovative solutions to pressing environmental, social and economic challenges. Entries will be accepted until March 31 and the top 11 finalists will pitch their ideas on May 23 to a panel of judges to gain a spot pitching to the entire Sustainable Brands '17 Detroit audience on May 25. Submit your entry here. 
Food Tank, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Oxfam America are hosting the inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit. This two-day event will bring together researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials and students to discuss diverse topics about the food and agriculture industry. Day one, Apr 1, will include interactive panels and discussions and the entire day will be lived streamed here. On day 2, Apr 2, Food + Future coLab will host a walking tour and share their vision of radical collaboration and transparency to innovate within the food system. Find more information or purchase your ticket here. 
The Babson Social Innovation Summit (BASIS) is a two-day student-organized summit at Babson College aiming to stimulate the use of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® to solve global problems. The summit will feature keynotes, panel discussion and conversations with thought leaders from universities, intergovernmental organizations, non-profits, established companies, and startups. The summit offers attendees the opportunity to actively participate through their social innovation marketplace, pitching competition, workshops, and team case challenge.

Apr 8: Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit 

Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) is a student organization from The Ohio State University. Their annual APTE Summit gathers social entrepreneurs from around the world to share insight on social enterprise, giving students and others the opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate. Register here. 

Apr 18: NY TechDay 2017 

NY TechDay returns for the sixth installment of the US' largest startup event April 18th at Pier 94 in Manhattan. The event will host over 575 innovative startups across all sectors and stages, 20 premiere accelerators, tons of larger tech brands and resources, a live demo stage, and 35,000 members of the tech community. This year TechDay is introducing Access, an intimate series of Ask Me Anything (AMA) style sessions for mid stage founders led by later stage founders. If you’re a startup, check out more info on how to get involved, or, if you're a job seeker, investor, member of the press, student, or entrepreneur, attend TechDay for free!

Apr 29: Net Impact Local: San Francisco Professional Chapter 

Net Impact San Francisco (NISF) is a professional chapter of Net Impact. NISF organizes events that build meaningful relationships, inspire action, and provide learning and skill-building opportunities for our members. At this day-long event, attendees will handpick from a variety of interactive workshops and presentations to build a personalized roadmap for creating positive impact in one’s own communities. Register here.

May 1: Application Deadline for CGI U 2017

The 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting will take place on October 13th-15th at Northeastern University. CGI U and brings together over 1000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in their five focus areas of: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. Students can apply now for the CGI U 2017 meeting with their commitment to action. The final application deadline is May 1, 2017. 

Rolling Deadline: Ashoka and Ashoka U Summer 2017 Internship  

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students. Ashoka and Ashoka U are looking for interns to work in the Ashoka Global office this spring. A variety of part time and full time roles are available and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and a cover letter to Emily Lamb, elamb@ashoka.org. Ashoka internships are unpaid and based in Washington DC, starting in May 2017. Click here to learn more. There's still time to receive an intern sponsorship award from the Undergraduate Center for Career Development.