Leveraging Innovation for Impact
ROI is no longer just measured monetarily. The Forward Technology symposium on Social Entrepreneurship explores balancing multiple bottom lines.
Social Entrepreneurship leverages innovation to solve problems rather than treating them. Join us on August 21 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for an evening of networking and learning. The event is free, but please register to reserve your space.
We have four terrific sessions planned:
Social Entrepreneurship Business Profiles
Midwestern businesses with innovative business strategies and a social entrepreneurship angle explain their business model and discuss the unique challenges of social entrepreneurship, from marketing to funding.
Businesses profiled will include Retrofit and The Good Jobs.
Bottom-line & Values-Based Marketing – Matthew Ruud
Director of SEO Matthew Ruud from SEM agency Rocket Clicks explains how to leverage online content strategy for values-based businesses, and more.
Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding – David Bratvold
Crowdsourcing expert and founder of Daily Crowdsource and the Crowdopolis conference David Bratvold speaks on the uses of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.
David’s research and analysis have been purchased by Dell, Xerox, IBM, Deloitte and the Department of Defense, and quoted in Forbes, Bloomberg, and Wall Street Journal.
FixesU: A New Technology Platform Based on the Work of NY Times Fixes Columns – Jeff Snell
Social entrepreneurship as it exists in 2012 will be explored by Marquette University’s Jeff Snell, currently the special advisor to Marquette’s president, and formerly COO for the Argosy Foundation.
New York Times columnist David Bornstein’s foundational work on social entrepreneurship will be profiled in the context of FixesU, a new technology platform that makes his columns available in an interactive format for professors and teachers.