Submitted by Mentor Capital Network
The William James Foundation is announcing the finalists for their 10th Annual Sustainable Business Plan Competition. This competition includes many categories, including Washington DC / Affinity Lab category, which is for company that will work in and support the communities in the greater Washington, DC area.
The three finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
The Washington, DC Prize is sponsored by The Affinity Lab (www.affinitylab.com), the nation's oldest co-working space, currently operating at 920 U Street, NW in Washington, DC. The Affinity Lab has been the longtime home of the William James Foundation, and is offering membership packages to the top teams.
Their finalist presentations will be on Thursday, July 18th at Arent Fox. Tickets to the event are available at wjf2013gathering.eventbrite.com. Based on their presentations on Thursday (which will include audience input) they will receive awards from The Affinity Lab, as well as YES!Circle (yescircle.org), Shifting Patterns (shifting-patterns.com), SpeakeasyDC (speakeasydc.com), Gaia (gaiagroupdc.com) and Community IT Innovators (communityit.com).
Those presentations kick off the WJF's 10th annual gathering, which runs through July 20th, and also features:
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.
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 agenda can be seen here: williamjamesfoundation.org/2013agenda.
Tickets can be purchased at wjf2013gathering.eventbrite.com.
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 email@example.com.
Mentor Capital Network, a Washington-DC based 501(c)3, strives to advance the evolution towards a more socially responsible economy. We support new entrepreneurs who are committed to establishing socially responsible businesses and policies that will more equitably benefit all stakeholders -- consumers, employees and their families, and the public-at-large, in addition to investors.
Our main program is the Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration. Over the years, we’ve supported over 930 ventures with almost $6M worth of mentor capital, giving entrepreneurial teams customized feedback on their business plans and access to a network of over 1,000 of the world’s best industry and regional experts who have graciously given their time to support these startup teams. We seek to create and accelerate opportunities for these teams to make a serious, innovative, and scalable difference in the world.
Mentor Capital Network is the trade name of the William James Foundation.
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