Acumen Fund Presents: Social Enterprise From Scratch

On Thursday June 17 Acumen Fund and Hub Bay Area present Social Enterprise from Scratch! From 6:00pm-9:30pm at Hub SoMa, take out the time to learn how to transform an idea into a burgeoning social business.

After veteran social entrepreneurs impart their hard-won wisdom, new startups will pitch their business to a panel of veterans and leading social venture capitalists. Take a look at the eventbrite for more information.

The host, Acumen Fund, is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Their investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water, housing and energy – through innovative, market-oriented approaches. Learn more about Acumen Fund on their website.

The evening will consist of lessons from Kiva, Samasource and Naya Jeevan.

Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Find out about Kiva on their website.

Samasource enables marginalized people, from refugees in Kenya to women in rural Pakistan, to receive life-changing work opportunities via the Internet. Samasource also enables socially responsible companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs in the US to contribute to economic development by buying services from our workforce at fair prices. Check out the Samasource website.


Elizabeth Samara-Rubio
Premal Shah
Wes Selke
Good Capital
Tarim Wasim
Association for the Development of Pakistan
Leila Janah
Heidi Krauel
New Island Capital & 2009 Acumen Fellow
Bhalchander Vishwanath
United Prosperity
Irum Musharraf
Naya Jeevan
Beaudean Seil
Huntsman Gay Capital Impact
Tom Spargo
  Esther Park
RSF Social Finance
Josh Stern


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