Applications are open for entrepreneurs to apply for the opportunity to ride for 10-15 minutes in a participating Uber and pitch their businesses to an investor on October 26. (Participating cities are: Providence, RI; Baltimore, MD; New Haven, Conn.; Stamford, Conn.; Washington; and Kansas City, Mo.) The entrepreneurs will get immediate feedback from the investors and be eligible to move to the next level of the pitch competition. The most promising startups will showcase their companies at the Stamford Innovation Center on November 16, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, and compete for 10 finalist spots by pitching their companies to a panel of judges at the Stamford Innovation Center.
Each fall since 2008, MNN hosts an annual conference and expo bringing together hundreds of nonprofit professionals — and the business leaders they work with — from across the state for a day of inspiration, learning, and networking. The nonprofit sector is constantly evolving, growing, innovating, and reforming to meet the ever-changing needs of those it serves. This year's conference, Moving Forward for a Better Commonwealth, will tap into the collective expertise of the nonprofit sector and take a look at what's working, and what needs to work better. Topics to be covered include: tried and true best practices; innovative technologies and techniques; effective advocacy skills; adapting to a changing funding landscape; and making diversity and inclusion cornerstones of your organization. Location: Framingham Sheraton
Join the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) at their offices on Wednesday, November 2 for lunch to learn more about what SIF is, their approach to social change, and the impact they have had over the last 13 years. You will have a chance to meet their team, hear from a past Social Innovator about their experience with SIF, and learn more about ways to get involved. Location: Social Innovation Forum, 11 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA.
The Net Impact Conference is the premier gathering of students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and for a lifetime. Attend this conference on November 3-5 in Philadelphia, PA to fast track your path to impact and join a movement of others passionate about changing the world.