The days turn into months; the months into years – but before you ask: no, we’re not suffering from existential dread – we’re just excited it’s time for 2019’s first ESG Happy Hour!
Can you believe that this marks the 5th year of the Bay Area ESG Happy Hour? That’s five years of great ESG conversations, five years of meeting fantastic new responsible investor connections, and five years of completing the PRI Reporting Framework.
Or more accurately, we should be completing the PRI Reporting Framework, but instead find ourselves writing happy hour invitations.
But procrastination is no fun alone, so join us this March 28th for a fun night out with your local ESG colleagues! (Don’t worry, for those of us that have to complete reporting, that still leaves us a couple of days to get it all done…)
This edition of the happy hour is generously sponsored by Eaton Vance, who will be taking care of the evening’s first drinks.
When? Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5pm
Where? Patriot House, 2 Embarcadero Center 3rd floor, San Francisco, 94111
Why? Because reporting about ESG just ain't the same as drinking to ESG
The days turn into months; the months into years – but before you ask: no, we’re not suffering from existential dread – we’re just excited it’s time for 2019’s first ESG Happy Hour!
Join us for Demo Oakland: Future of Food! This event will focus specifically on the Future of Food in partnership with the Sutardja Center's Alt.Meat Lab at UC Berkeley and The Town Kitchen. We will feature 10 startups leveraging technology to create large scale impact within our food system. If you want to engage with a community that's moving us towards a more sustainable food future, this event is for you!
If you're a founder building a Future of Food company and interested in demoing your product at the event, please indicate that when you register. We are accepting applications from pre-seed stage B2B enterprise companies leveraging software, data science, and biotechnology to build a more sustainable food system. Preference will be given to teams that are technical, diverse, and local to Oakland/East Bay.
Demos will begin at 7pm, 5 minutes each, and will be projected on the big screen. This event will sell out, so be sure to RSVP soon.
Demo Oakland is presented by Better Ventures.
Investment Professionals Only Event.
Sustainable Investing Solutions (SIS) events are regional gatherings of financial advisors, consultants, and other client facing financial professionals focused on learning more about sustainable investing solutions. Whether you call it Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), Impact, Responsible, Sustainable or simply Values-based investing, these events should help you stay up on current trends, learn more from industry experts, and collaborate and network with peers.
Session Topics Include:
ESG Integration - Equity and Fixed Income focused firms share their process for the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data in their respective investment processes, providing important insights to advisors looking to build sustainable portfolios.
Impact Investing - Panelists discuss how direct impact investing, both nationally and taking place locally, plays an additive role in diversifying investment portfolios.
Advisor Best Practices - Participants learn the fundamentals of SRI/ESG/Impact investing from their peers including the role shareowner advocacy, various SRI/ESG screening methods, and tips and tools for establishing and growing an SRI/ESG/Impact advisory practice. The section will help advisors who are new to SRI and desire a better understanding how to communicate and incorporate SRI into their professional roles.
09:30 – 10:00 am – Registration Open
10:00 – 10:05 am – Opening Remarks
10:05 – 10:30 am – Opening Keynote Speaker
10:30 – 11:30 am – ESG Panel
11:30 – 12:30 pm – Impact Panel
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Table Topic Lunch
01:40 – 2:30 pm – Advisor Best Practices Panel
SIS events are brought to you by: Appleseed Capital, Calvert Impact Capital, Calvert Research and Management, Community Capital Management, First Affirmative Financial Network/Folio Institutional, Green Century Funds, Parnassus Investments, Pax World Funds, Saturna Capital, Trillium Asset Management and US SIF.
Women founders struggle every day to get funded.
- Only 2.2% venture capital is deployed to all female founding teams or startup with solo female founder[i].
- Women-run startups generated 78 cents in revenue for every dollar raised, compared to 31 cents for men according to Boston Consulting group[ii].
- Woman co-founder teams performed 63% better than all-male teams, as measured by First Round Capital [iii].
- Women make up only 7% of the venture capital and private equity workforce
Many studies have shown women-run companies have generated great return for investors.
Our event plans to explore :
Why is funding such a struggle for women?
Why we have so few women in Venture Capital?
To understand this better and we invite you to sponsor and participate in the following event.
Topic: Venture into Venture. Women Founders and Women VCs.
Event : March 11th 2019. International Women's Day Celebration.
Location: Downtown San Francisco, CA
Address : Wells Fargo 333 Market Street, San Francisco."Connections" Theater.
Sign up: 190 tickets RSVPs as of Feb 22nd.
Speakers: 3 Women VC Partners and Angles from leading firms and 2 Entrepreneurs
Sponsors: Event and Marketing. Please get in touch with us if you would like to sponsor.
Audience: Women Entrepreneurs and tech company founders seeking funding
Networking. Food and Drinks 5.30 pm to 6.15 pm PST
Ms. Gené Teare. Strategic Research Crunchbase.
VC and Enterpreneur Panel and presentation 6.15 pm to 7.00 pm.
Audience Questions 7.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Networking 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
Join us for a special event in partnership with SVI Women for mission-driven women-identifying entrepreneurs changing the world through business. Facilitated by the team at SVI Women, you'll hear from a few inspiring women leading the way in their industries and then we'll participate in small group dialogues that will allow you to engage with other attendees and share challenges you are facing in your business.
You'll also learn more about how you can engage with the SVI Women community at their invitational event April 10-12 in Sonoma, CA while connecting and networking with other changemakers!
When: Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Amalgamated Bank, 255 California Street, 6th Floor San Francisco CA 94111
Details: Join us for an organic wine, food and networking starting at 5:30 p.m. The event program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Who Should Attend: Any woman-identifying leader who is using their enterprise to create social change.
First Friday Founder Fireside Chats are BACK!!! #FridayFounders
Join us at the Kapor Center to celebrate International Women's Day and for an evening of diverse and inclusive tech entrepreneurship! The Kapor Center and Oakland Startup Network invite you to join us for our quarterly fireside chats at 5:30pm in Lotus Theatre, as we kick-off 2019.
Our March discussion will focus on the various stages of entrepreneurship and the essential steps involved to go from idea to seed.
You'll have the opportunity to network with other current and aspiring founders of color, future team members, and maybe some potential investors. Come and celebrate with our tech ecosystem and diverse Oakland community!
Are you a woman who works in the social impact space? Or someone who supports women pursuing careers in the impact space?
Join us for a casual gathering of people who are passionate about working in the social impact space and want to connect with others in the field. No speakers, no official conversation topics, and no pitching. We hope to create a safe space for those seeking to meet others in a casual, supportive environment.
We'll be meeting inside at Oeste Bar, an establishment founded and run by women.
Looking forward to getting together with you all!
Cheers from your co-hosts,
Megan Morrice and Becca Shepherd
We invite our WISE San Francisco members to join us for our first event of the New Year with ValueAct Capital co-founder and CEO Jeffrey Ubben. ValueAct Capital is a long-term investor in high quality companies, managing about $15 billion in assets for the world’s largest institutional investors.
WISE Co-Founder and WISE SF Chapter Leader Eva Zlotnicka, Vice President at ValueAct, will lead a conversation with Mr. Ubben on the trends and challenges ValueAct is seeing amongst its portfolio companies and the role of impact and sustainability in investment decision making.
The event will take place on Thursday, January 31st in the Presidio at ValueAct’s beautiful offices and will include a networking social with snacks and beverages.
WISE members and prospective members only. This event is not open to the general public.
Join us on Monday, December 17th as we celebrate Holiday Cheer and Sustainable, Responsible, Impactful Investing Innovations -- with the San Francisco Bay Area ESG Happy Hour community.
Green Santa will be there (but no "clean coal") to take selfies with sustainable investors and 401(k) fossil-free investors -- and share food, wine and good cheer, make you laugh, and overall jolly-ness
This annual HIP tradition connects the "nice people network" together -- and weather permitting, introduces our shared outdoor redwood deck with our partners Silicon Private Wealth and Viant Capital.
Let's eat tasty treats, build and deepen lasting relationships, celebrate the holidays, and the beginning of HIP's lucky 13th year!
Let's gather together and talk politics past, present and future. It's our year-end political roundtable and holiday social.
We will discuss the biggest, most controversial and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil and have a good sense of humor. We'll review some of the major events of 2018, plus we'll provide an update on the results and effects of the November elections, and we'll talk a bit about what to expect in 2019. Our panelists will provide informative and engaging commentary on political and other major news; and we'll have audience discussion of the week’s events and our live news quiz!
Come early before the program for our holiday social hour (open to all attendees). Enjoy light nibbles, our homemade holiday cookies, and a hot cocoa bar. Revel in the year past and talk about the future year to come.
Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of storytelling which celebrates social entrepreneurs and impact organizations through filmmaking, intimate conversations and networking with like-minded people.
We will explore how mission driven organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit) use film and short videos to spread positive messages, drive change, and achieve strategic goals.
You will be inspired by the social impact different these organizations are driving and have the opportunity to meet amazing people taking on some of the world's biggest challenges in innovative ways.
For more information visit our website: Reel Impact Film Festival.
***Check out our video from last year's RIFF***
3:30 PM - Green Carpet Networking Reception
4:15 PM - Social Impact Video Storytelling opening interviews with
5:00 PM - RIFF finalists video screening round I
5:30 PM - Screening Round Debrief Spotlight
6:00 PM - Break
6:30 PM - RIFF finalists video screening round II
7:15 PM - Three workshops
Workshop 1: Stop the Pity, Unlock the Potential - A movement to shift the narrative: How can authentic, community-driven storytelling build a media movement?
Workshop 2: Documentary style promotional filmmaking
Workshop 3: How to create a successful campaign raising money via kickstarter - tricks and best practices
8:30 PM - Award Ceremony moderated by
We are thrilled to invite you to celebrate with us as we mark the big 2018 milestones on our journey toward creating a more just world by aligning our assets with our values.
We launched the Nia Global Solutions equity portfolio in 2015, and this year we celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of this flagship gender lens portfolio. In June of this year, our women-led firm was awarded "Best for the World" among all B Corp companies. And in August, we became the first company in the United States to earn the Gender Equity Now certification. Despite all that is going on in our world, there are reasons to celebrate.
Join us as we raise a glass to the growing conscious investing movement, to our efforts to bring impact investing to the public markets, and celebrate with us this journey to change the face of finance.
We look forward to seeing you Thursday, November 29th!
Join us for our third annual informal happy hour with drinks and light snacks!
This event is open to anyone working in ESG & impact investing who either identifies as a millennial or would like to support millennials working in the industry. Attendees will include SOCAP18 attendees and people working in and around the Bay Area.
Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and light snacks will be provided but you are also welcome to also bring dinner and eat it at the venue.
We are asking all attendees to contribute a small fee (the ticket price) that will go toward the cost of the venue. Please buy your ticket in advance to reserve your spot and so that we can get a good sense of attendance early on.
We hope to see you there!
Location and directions: San Francisco Sailing Club - 2800 Leavenworth St., Ste 210.
From Leavenworth St. don't go to the front door buzzer - instead, walk up the stairs next to the bike rental company and into the main courtyard. Walk toward your right and look for SF Sailing Company signs or Suite 210.
If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to Bryan Locascio at email@example.com.
Join us in SAN FRANCISCO as SOCAP launches to connect with like-minded regenerative agriculture investors, practitioners & philanthropists.
Connect, network, and share ecological insights with investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs focused on moving beyond "sustainable" to focus on investments in agricultural enterprises that are truly regenerative.
These gatherings held around the country are intended to increase our shared literacy, understanding of deal flow, and quality of relationships for working together. How do we capture the carbon farming potential of restoring and enhancing ecosystem and soil health while providing food, fiber and other human material needs? Through short presentations by partner organizations and open networking we will make sure you come away with a clearer understanding of the investment and philanthropic opportunities within regenerative, climate-beneficial agriculture and land conservation. This happy hour will instill hope about the future of regenerative agriculture investment opportunities.
Light appetizers and one free drink per person will be provided. This event is meticulously curated to catalyze a safe space for investors to share best practices and learnings. As such, your RSVP is critical to ensuring the success of the event.
4pm Doors open
5pm Program begins
SOCAP18 is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. Held in San Francisco, SOCAP18 will convene innovators in finance, entrepreneurship, business, government, and philanthropy from across social and environmental issue areas to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning.
Kickoff the VERGE conference with Presidio Graduate School! Join current students, alumni, prospective students, and friends attending the VERGE conference for a chance to connect across cohorts, campuses, and sectors. We will be gathering at the back bar area of The Trappist located around the corner from the Oakland Convention Center. See you there!
This program will serve as a way-finding event that balances the realism of climate change with the practical solutions currently at work with the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Project Drawdown. The density and intensity of the presentations inspire action. The audience will be challenged to find their own voices and amplify the work of the team of experts already on the front lines of climate solutions.
Amanda Ravenhill and Malcolm Walter bring their diverse backgrounds and experience to deliver a powerful and inspiring presentation that will engage and empower. Malcolm Walter, a graduate of Al Gore’s Climate Reality leadership training, will explore with attendees the current state of climate change and policy as he asks: Can we change, and will we change? Amanda Ravenhill will present some of Project Drawdown's 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. Following a Q&A session, attendees will have the hands-on opportunity to learn more specifics from experts and work to identify individual contributions to this important work. The intention is to provide a message of hope and instill urgency. We hope all guests will leave feeling poised to take action.
Ready for some climate change REAL TALK? Join us for a lively conversation among climate justice activists and triple-bottom-line bankers to discuss the critical roles banks play in relation to equity and climate change. Featuring:
At this definitive moment, businesses MUST be accountable to society and will have to choose whether they will maintain the status quo by accelerating climate change, or stop it. In a frank conversation, our speakers will discuss the central role that banks have historically played in creating and protecting a fossil fuel economy, and directly address why and how they must divest, as well as prioritize capital to an emerging and equitable advanced energy economy.
You'll leave with a deeper understanding of the role banks play in driving societal and environmental outcomes and you'll be challenged to take up YOUR agency and accountability in the banking system!
Special thanks to Brigade for providing our venue.
Learn more about SASB's sustainability standards and how standards can help support a range of ESG integration activities.
Join us for a brief presentation at either 15.15 or 16.15, on how SASB Standards enable the PRI Principles. Connect with SASB and industry experts for a Q&A discussion. Enjoy refreshments and browse literature and publications!
"Using SASB Standards to Apply the PRI Principles" Presentation at 15.15 or 16.15
Moderator: Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Strategic Advisor, Stakeholder Outreach, SASB
Janine Guillot, Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach, SASB
David S. Post, Director of Research, SASB
Bruno Bertocci, Managing Director, UBS
Tim Coffin, SVP, Breckinridge
Q&A Sessions Available:
SASB Standards Update with Verity Chegar, ESG Integration and Sustainable Investing, BlackRock; David S Post, Director of Research, SASB;
Investor Use of SASB with Elizabeth Seeger, Director of Sustainable Investing, KKR; Bruno Bertocci, Managing Director, UBS; Tim Coffin, SVP, Breckinridge; Emir Borovac, ESG Analyst, Nordea Asset Management
SASB Standards & SDGs with Dr. Robert Eccles, Professor Costanza Consolandi, and Himani Phadke, TruValue Labs
Educational Resources with Nicolai Lundy, Director of Education and Partnerships, SASB; Jeff Cohen, Institutional Product Strategist, SASB
In 2006, the Economist proclaimed that women are “the world’s most underutilised resource.” Ten years later, Fast Company stated that "advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to the global GDP by 2025."
Spark and Rise Up are invested in improving the lives of women globally. We believe in the power of girls and women to drive exponential change, and believe young people are a catalyst to move this work forward.
On September 6th, join Spark -- SF's largest community of young philanthropists invested in gender equality -- and Rise Up -- activating women and girls to transform their lives, families, and communities for a more just and equitable world -- for an evening of cocktails, conversation and a chance to accelerate social investment in women's grassroots organizations.
Spark’s monthly Investment Committee has been engaging young professionals in philanthropy for over a decade. Our model makes it easy and fun for the next generation to get involved in grantmaking in accessible and meaningful ways. During this special night, we will have the chance to learn about Rise Up's work from Founder and CEO, Denise Dunning and choose which Rise Up partner will be Spark's next grantee!
Please RSVP before 5PM on Wednesday, September 5th. The security in the building will be letting people in according to the guest list. We will reach capacity, RSVP early.
5:30-6:30 PM - Cocktails, Appetizers, and Conversations with DJ
6:30-7:05 PM - Fireside chat w/ Rise Up CEO, Denise Dunning in conversation with Spark CEO, Amanda Brock, about Rise Up's work including how they created a powerful network of over 500 leaders that has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women. Denise will provide an overview of the three Rise Up partners Spark members will vet in the next hour. (Partner details below)
7:05-7:20 PM - Q & A with Rise Up
7:20-8:00 PM - Discuss Rise Up partners in groups (20 minutes break out/20 minutes regroup w/more Q&A)
8:00-8:10 PM - Spark Members Vote (Inspired and want to accelerate change? Become a member at the event! Membership starts at $100)
8:10-8:20 PM - Pluses & Wishes
8:20-9:00 PM - Cocktails & Conversations Continues w/ DJ
The FinTech industry is booming - and within it an ever-growing ecosystem of businesses that interact through both competition and cooperation to help the industry thrive. Increasingly, business leaders are looking to ecosystems to create barriers to entry, improve customer experience and drive innovation.
What does it take to cultivate such an ecosystem, and how can we leverage these relationships to help our companies and the industry grow? On August 30th we’ll hear from three of our industry leaders on the opportunities and challenges inherent in building out a high-performing ecosystem.
The panel will be led by:
Christine Loredo, Vice President, Financial Technology Evangelism at Envestnet | Yodlee, Founder, Yodlee Incubator
Jamie Ramenofsky, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Christine Yip, Vice President, Partner Solutions, SigFig
Moderator: Joanna Karger, US Head of Capital Markets, Funding Circle
Doors open at 5.30 PM and we’ll be kicking the panel off promptly at 6 PM. Guests are welcome to hang around for further networking after the panel until 7.30 PM.
Between raging forest fires, regulating tailpipe emissions (or not), and a huge amount of alarming mainstream media attention, climate change has never been a hotter topic. But despite the prospect of rising sea levels flooding our airports, it’s not all bad news in the Bay…
With both the Global Climate Action Summit and PRI in Person taking place here in a few short weeks – well, suffice it to say, we can expect some heated ESG-related conversations and action.
Before the global crowds arrive, we thought it would be a great time to get together locally to “Take Ambition to the Next Level” – by cooling off with a few drinks at the next Bay Area ESG Happy Hour!
Join us to discuss the carbon impact of conference travel and summer camping plans ruined by heavy smoke. Or just get in some face time in with your favorite ESG colleagues before the madness of September begins in earnest.
This edition of the happy hour is generously sponsored by RBC Global Asset Management, who will be covering the evening’s first refreshments.
When? Wednesday, August 29th, from 5:00 pm
Where? Hawthorn, 46 Geary St, San Francisco, 94108
Why? Because this may well be the last time we’ll see Earth Overshoot Day in August!
You’re invited to the celebration of the year! Please join us for the live launch of Crowdfund Mainstreet, a regulation crowdfunding platform that connects America’s unsung entrepreneurial heroes with everyday people who want to invest in them. At the event, you will have an opportunity to learn about the movement to democratize finance and the power we all hold to ignite the most disruptive financial tool of our time—regulation crowdfunding.
A group of diverse entrepreneurs will be featured on the platform as we witness the live launch of their crowdfunding offerings. You will be able to engage with each of the founders, learn more about them and their companies, and invest on the spot. Companies featured on the platform are making bold moves and taking a stand to make a positive impact on their communities, the environment, and the lives of others. Invest at your discretion; even modest levels will help move money.
This event is free to attend and open to the public; however, space is limited and you must RSVP. There will be live entertainment, great food and drink, and stimulating dialogue. You DON’T want to miss this momentous community event!
Even if you can’t attend in person, you can still participate. Go to www.crowdfundmainstreet.com and subscribe to receive an email the night of the launch when the campaigns are revealed, and you will be able to invest online.
Presented by Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch, Co-Founders, Crowdfund Mainstreet
**This is an IN-PERSON Event**
Join us at Venture University for a fireside chat with Jillian Manus, Managing Partner of Structure Capital, and Victoria Fram, Co-Founder & Managing Director of VilCap Investments. They will share their insight on breaking into venture capital and being a women in VC.
Come join us at VentureU!
Speaker Backgrounds -
Jillian Manus is an experienced banking and media executive, a technology investor and entrepreneur. She is Managing Partner of Structure Capital; “Architects of the Zero Waste Economy." Structure is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies. In her role with Structure, Jillian provides strategic support to founding teams focused on creating value in underutilized assets and excess capacity.
She serves on the boards of several of her portfolio companies, including Hyp3r, Workpath, Revelar and Liquiglide. Also, Stanford University Digital Health, Stanford University School of Medicine Board of Fellows, Advisory Board of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Board of Directors, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Communities in Schools.
Prior to Structure Capital, Jillian was Founder of Broad Strategy, Manus Media and Global Goal Sports Management.
Earlier in her career, Jillian worked in banking and media, as M&A co-director of TMT for Credit Suisse Zurich, and later as Director of Development for Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. She became interested in technology investing after serving as Associate Publisher of Upside, a San Francisco-based business and technology magazine for venture capitalists.
Jillian chaired The Women's Conference, where she joined California’s then First Lady, Maria Shriver, to create the world’s largest conference addressing issues important to women.
As a frequent global public speaker, Jillian provides business and political commentary at events and in the media, primarily Bloomberg and Fox News. She serves as a co-host on the podcast “The Pitch." Jillian attended The University of Oxford & NYU, where she served on the Board of Trustees. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times.
She is the mother of four children who are her breath, smile and inspiration .
Victoria Fram has had a varied career in early stage venture capital, private equity fund-of-funds, entrepreneur support and training, and international development. Since 2012, Victoria has been a Co-Founder at Village Capital and is Managing Director of VilCap Investments, a seed-stage investment fund. VilCap Investments invests in companies that are addressing the world’s greatest social and environmental challenges. As the founding fund manager, Victoria is responsible for all fund functions including structuring investments and fund strategy, providing portfolio support, investor relations and reporting, and fund administration. Prior to Village Capital, while in business school, Victoria was on the Program Related Investments team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; previously she was an Investment Associate at Metropolitan, a real estate focused private equity fund-of-funds acquired by Carlyle.
Victoria started her career as an Insight Fellow, living and working in China, the Netherlands, Kenya, and Uganda designing and implementing projects focused on international development and conflict resolution. She also later lived in Tanzania while acting as an interim advisor to MatchMaker Associates, an agricultural financing fund.
Victoria attended Stanford University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a minor in Mandarin, and later returned to earn an MBA at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where she also received a certificate in Public Management. Victoria sits on various corporate and nonprofit boards, including Pear Deck and Coupa Foundation. She is a Kauffman Fellow, and an independent investment committee member for Stanford GSB’s Student Impact Fund and advisor to Gray Matters Capital coLABS. Originally from Colorado, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband and three-year-old son.
More on Venture University -
Venture University is a multi-stage investment fund that invests initially $20K-$1M+ per company, up to $15M in follow-on rounds, and develops 3-6 investment thesis's every 4 months.
Venture University is redefining the value of an investment fund by leveraging a large investment team that is capable of covering markets broader, deeper, and faster than a typical fund, providing a network that can better support portfolio companies, and offering greater value to LPs. Our mission is to develop and curate top investor and entrepreneur talent for the benefit of the innovation ecosystem.
Venture University offers an Investment Apprenticeship Program to angel investors, family offices, first time fund managers, entrepreneurs, undergrad and grad students, experienced professionals, and extraordinary individuals. Investors are sourced from over 4,000+ applications per year (<3% acceptance rate), making it more competitive to get into than the top ivy league schools and MBA programs.
Individuals that are accepted into the Investment Apprenticeship Program join Venture University's investment team, gain quality investment experience, build a deep network within the industry, and share in the financial upside from the investments made.
Join us for a night of networking and drinks at our quarterly mixer.
This quarter's happy hour will be co-hosted by IWIN, Ipreo's Women's
Network. Ipreo is a financial technology company with leading software
to automate and manage clients across every capital financing stage.
Come meet other FWSF and IWIN members
Light appetizers and drinks.
Free (but please register for planning purposes)
Contact is Katherine Markova at 917-573-1582.
Sustainability 2018: How Everyday Actions can Save the World
While much of the world’s attention when it comes to climate change has focused on governmental action, changing consumer behavior is equally important in making an impact on how we use our world’s resources. In this interactive panel discussion, we will examine people and organizations that are affecting behavior change in ways that benefit our environment.
Join us for this multi-disciplinary discussion about what drives consumers to activate. You can expect our experts to explore innovations that drive adoption of sustainable practices as well as eco-conscious movement building within diverse communities.
COVO is a community of thinkers, doers, and collaborators committed to making change in the world while living life to the fullest. They have generously donated their space for this event to help ensure everyone in the greater Bay Area community has access to thought leaders supporting this important work.
Broke-ass Stuart and his team write for busboys, poets, social workers, students, artists, musicians, magicians, mathematicians, maniacs, yodelers and everyone else out there who wants to enjoy life not as a rich person, but as a real person. Namely, we write for you. They serve as Full Circle Fund's media partner for our Community Convening series where they help draw attention to the un-sung social impact innovatorsbuilding a better Bay Area.