Entries by neetal

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IMPACTATHON at UCLA Anderson : An Encore and A First

Last May, Innov8social hosted its first live event—IMPACTATHON—at the creative and collaborative Tech Shop in San Francisco. Today, I am thrilled to announce we are partnering with UCLA to host the first university Impactathon at UCLA Anderson on Friday April 21st 2017 as part of their Social Impact Week!     Register for IMPACTATHON at […]

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“Stay Weird” and Other Lessons from #SXSW

I went to SXSW this year. It pretty much rocked my world. It was my first time to South by Southwest, the 10-day festival that has been bringing together a combination of music, film, startup, social impact, tech, and interactive media sessions since 1987. I was there to speak about social entrepreneurship, mentor, attend, connect, […]

My Mission at SXSW 2017

Life is interesting. Since the time I applied to speak at SXSW early last summer, a number of things have shifted in monumental ways. The global climate has been inching from collaborative to isolationist in crucial ways. The US administration has transitioned, leading to sweeping changes in policy and focus. SXSW in a time of […]

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Live from Impactathon 2016 at TechShop in San Francisco!

In this episode we meet the participants from Impactathon 2016, where participants share candid experiences and perspectives from thought leaders and participants in the social impact space; hear about their successes and challenges and how they continually pivot to pursue both profit and social impact. The participants also got a special guided tour of TechShop in San […]

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Live from Ability in Tech Summit in Berkeley, California

Ability in Tech Summit In this episode we meet the participants, speakers, and organizers at “Ability in Tech Summit” . The summit addresses barriers and biases for people with different physical and mental abilities in tech – through workshops, panel discussions, a technology showcase, a career fair and a safe space to learn and meaningfully connect. The […]

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What Every Social Entrepreneur Should Know About Fiscal Sponsorship, with Attorney Zoe Hunton

In this episode attorney Zoe Hunton, shares her experience on fiscal sponsorship, a unique tool that can increase access to funding, validity, and resources for social enterprises. It’s fantastic to reconnect with Zoe for this episode. She was first joined as guest on the Impact Podcast in 2014 where she discussed her own story and […]

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Meet Minerva, A New Innovative College Experience Focusing on Global Immersion and Impact

In this episode we meet the students of Minerva University, a startup university program with no lectures and no final exams. Minerva believes in preparing students to lead, innovate, and solve complex challenges, that will help students to positively impact the future. Minerva is an alliance with the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), and it offers four-year undergraduate degrees in five accredited majors: […]

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Live from Sustainatopia! With Tom of Tom’s of Maine, Sustainatopia’s John Rosser, and ConsciousStep

In this episode we meet three different personalities, thanks to 2016-Sustainatopia. Sustainotopia is one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. All three people whom we meet today, share a common goal – Social Responsibility! We met Tom of Tom’s Maine, Sustainatopia’s John Rosser, and Prashant Mehta of ConsciousStep. […]

What is the difference between CSR and social enterprise?

Abridged excerpt from book “51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship“. CSR and Social Enterprise Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship or responsible business) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy functions as a self-regulatory mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of […]