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The World's Best New Social Entrepreneurs Come to Washington, DC this July

William James Foundation 10th Annual Gathering and Finalist Presentations

Submitted by: Mentor Capital Network

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Socially Responsible Investing

Posted: Jul 02, 2013 – 04:15 PM EST


WASHINGTON, Jul. 02 /CSRwire/ - The William James Foundation (WJF), is hosting their annual gathering in Washington, DC on July 18th – 20th, featuring:

  • The 10th annual Sustainable Business Plan Competition finalist presentations. Audience questions will help decide how more than $125,000 worth of prizes will be divided amongst Access Afya, Morale Fashion Group, Wecyclers, Colectivo 1050, First Access and MoWoza.
  • Our Green Grab events, featuring clean tech companies presenting for on-the-spot investment in front of professional investor, allowing the audience to witness what is normally a private discussion with real world implications.
  • Conversations with Jigar Shah (Co-Founder of Sun Edison, former CEO of the Carbon War Room) and Seth Goldman (T-EO of Honest Tea).
  • Practitioner Groups, where impact entrepreneurs working on similar challenges in different markets learn the lessons of each other’s challenges and successes.

This will be an amazing opportunity to meet and network with impact entrepreneurs working in more than a dozen countries (including Cambodia, Tanzania, Mexico, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria) in-person.

The gathering starts on the evening of the 18th with presentations by the Washington, DC / Affinity Lab finalists BlocPower, Clovest, Triea Systems and a rooftop reception. Friday the 19th will feature conversations with Mr. Shah and Mr. Goldman, and the Green Grab presentations. Saturday the 20th will feature the competition finalist presentations and practitioner groups. Thursday and Friday’s events will be at the offices of Arent Fox at 1717 K Street, NW in Washington, DC. Saturday’s events will be at the World Resources Institute at 10 G Street NE also in Washington, DC.

The William James Foundation congratulates all of our entrants for their hard work throughout the competition process. Over the past decade, we have worked with more than 1,000 impact entrepreneurs, many of whom are listed at www.williamjamesfoundation.org/companies. The WJF engages a mentor network of more than 800 individuals who have built, managed or invested in impact entrepreneurs to discover, invest in, connect and educate impact entrepreneurs who are building companies that are making our world a better place.

The William James Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting for-profit entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s social and environmental problems through their businesses. Our sponsors include The Stiefel Family Foundation, Halloran Philanthropies, Josh Mailman, The Affinity Lab, CSRwire, Thompson Knight Foundation, and dozens of other like-minded organizations listed at www.williamjamesfoundation.org.

For more information on the event, or participating in our programs as an entrepreneur, mentor or sponsor, please contact our executive director Ian Fisk via ian.fisk@williamjamesfoundation.org.

For more information, please contact:

Ian Fisk Executive Director
Phone: 202 365 4570
Phone 2: 202 462 2943

For more from this organization:

Mentor Capital Network


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