a groundbreaking new conference bringing together the New York City
entrepreneurs, leaders, and changemakers building the social impact economy.
Exploring how NYC nonprofits, businesses & startups harness the power of social enterprise.
Special thanks to our "Social Good Heroes" -our Sponsors...
presented by Citizens Economic Development Initiative (CEDI)
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Make Impact NYC
Do Good in Your 'Hood!
What to Expect:
Five Dynamic Speakers, Five Interactive Panels, Local Artists & Musical Talent Showcasing the NYC Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.
Topics to be covered include: Funding the impact economy; building community resilience through social innovation; incubating startups & collaborative social enterprises; fashioning change through arts, media, and design; and food as a force for good.
* Discover how New Yorkers are helping to solve some of the city’s toughest problems by empowering people through entrepreneurial solutions.
* Meet and discover a range of change makers across NYC, from impact entrepreneurs and innovative startups to the people behind the incubators, collaborative spaces, educational programs, and funding opportunities that make NYC the social impact capital and inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere.
Applications open for Battle of Boros™ Entrepreneur Pitch Competition until 1/12/2014 (applications closed)
Rules and regulation available here.
December Press Release
General press release also live on CSR Wire
Sponsors and other questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information view Sponsorship Packet (pdf).
Come watch as entrepreneurs representing the 5 boroughs battle for $5,000 in cash awards and $20,000 in in-kind prizes from The Moderns, CSR Wire, Centre for Social Innovation, GoodB, ThatMatters Live, Return on Change, Fordham Foundry, and Day Pitney Llp.
Who is going to win the Best of Boros “Social Good” Crown?
Live Hip-Hop Artists, break dancers,
Featuring MC Charlie Balducci
of NYC Arts Cypher from Staten Island
& perfomances by NYC Rapper Krempo, Sinistarz & Cyndikit
The finalists, culled from dozens of applicants across NYC, are:
Concourse Markets (Bronx)
- an online platform for collaborative community lending
Simply Grid (Brooklyn)
– delivers on-demand electricity for food carts & food trucks, eliminating pollution and noise
[$4K WINNER!] I Am Not A Virgin (Manhattan)
– ‘eco sexy’ denim line made with recycled plastic bottles
[$1.5K AUDIENCE AWARDS!] Sensational Sauces (Queens)
– all-natural, locally sourced and produced line of sauces
- They are on Indiegogo right now until February 7th, 2014.
Staten Island NYC Living (Staten Island)
– digital ‘magalog’ that aims to raise awareness of the culture, history and community of the ‘forgotten borough’
Our esteemed panel of judges:
Derek Denckla - Slow Money NY
Anne Field - Journalist
Mitchell Fillet - Fordham Foundry
Matthew Henninger - CEDI Society
David Postolski - Day Pitney
Shereen Shermek - Launch Angels
David “Beggz” Thigpen - Corners2Cornerstones
Kim Wales - Wales Capital
Our app generously brought to you by CONFUI, an event app company.
Agenda (and network through 2014 using MINYC app)
Good Morning New York! Short Welcome chats:
Michael Pirson PhD. – Can We Change the World through Education?
Donna Rapaccioli, PhD. - Dean of Gabelli School of Business @ Fordham -
How Business Schools Can Support Social Entrepreneurship
Monika Mitchell - Founder GoodB: How Social Impact is Remaking New York
Katie-Hunt Morr – ETSY: Values & Impact
Connecting Through Consumerism
Incubating Change - Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in NYC
How are collaborative co-working communities amplifying social impact?
Shane Snipes, Founder & Managing Partner - ThatMatters
Marissa Feinberg- Green Spaces
DB Lampman & Scott Van Campen - Staten Island MakerSpace
Christine Janssen-Selvadurai, PhD – Fordham Foundry (Bronx)
Eli Malinsky - The Centre for Social Innovation
Franklin Mora - Queens Economic Development Council | The Kitchen
"The American Gangster Guide to Being Your Own Boss"
David “Beggs” Thigpen –Author- CEO - Corner2Cornerstones.com
Designing 4 Change: Entrepreneurs leverage NYC’s prominent position in Arts, Design, & Media to affect Social Impact
Monika Mitchell: Founder: Good-B
Stephanie Belhomme - Facilitator, Harlem CC
Debera Johnson - Pratt/Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
Miki Agrawal - Do Cool S**t
Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart - VauteCouture
Jen Abrams - OurGoods
Liz Bacelar - Decoding Fashion
Emily Lutzker, PhD - OpenInvo
ImpactChat: Taking Entrepreneurial Risks That Change the World
Miki Agrawal – founder- THINX
Lunchtime - (on your own - Fordham Eaterie, or neighborhood)
Meet the Social Impact Community: Network, Shop, Buzz, Chat with Speakers!
Expo & displays: DoGoodBuyUs, Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn, FromTheBronx, Centre for Social Innovation, Etsy, Opportunity Lab, Green Spaces/ImpactHub, Bronx Beer Hall, Fordham Foundry, Coalition for Queens, The Kitchen, OpenInvo, THINX, WildinNY.
Stirring up Change: Food as a Force for Good
Food enterprises utilize the ancient custom of “breaking bread” to grow the social impact economy.
Gabrielle Langholtz , Editor: Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn
Derek Denckla-Slow Money NY
Jordyn Lexton- Drive Change
Kristine Garlisi -Common Cafe
Baron Ambrosia-Bronx Culinary TV
Robyn Hillman-Harrigan –Shore Soup Project
Why it’s Important for Women & Girls to Innovate Social Change?
Reshma Saujani – CEO – Girls Who Code
Funding the Impact Economy: New Alternatives for Social Entrepreneurs
How are new financial innovations for raising capital creating broader opportunities for Social Impact Investment?
Amy Cortese – Author of "Locavesting"
Liezl Van Riper - Kiva Zip
Sang Lee - Return on Change
Peter Strugatz - Strugatz Ventures
Kim Wales – Wales Capital
Biran Blake - Spring Bank New York
Paul Polizzotto – CEO EcoMedia – (a CBS Media Company)
Creating 'Forever Companies' in New York City
The Connected Economy: Building the Impact Ecosystem for our Communities. Entrepreneurs use Social Innovation to Create Pattern-Breaking Change for Good.
Sang Lee – Founder - Return On Change
Erin Barnes - ioby
Dan Miller - Fundrise
Bruce Lincoln - Silicon Harlem
James Hong - MinKwon Center
Jukay Hsu - Coalition for Queens
Anthony Ramirez - Mainland Media
Donnel Baird – BlocPower
MakeImpactNYC Meetup with: ThatMatters Live Web Show Hosts:
Shane Snipes & Monika Mitchell - hosts of ThatMatters Live web series featuring: "Entrepreneurs Who Do Good"!
Facilitated Audience Interaction & Sharing- What's Your Impact in Your Community?
Summing it all Up!
Michael Pirson – What We Learned Today
Monika Mitchell –Where Do We Go From Here?
Last words: Meet the MakeImpactNYC Team
Do Good In Your ‘Hood Reception
Networking, Music & Meetup for the Impact Community: MINYC Participants & Attendees!
Battle of the Boros™ Pitch for Impact!
Sponsored by CEDI Society
Citizens Economic Development Initiative
$5,000 in cash awards donated by CEDI & $20,000+ in in-kind prizes from
The Moderns, Centre for Social Innovation, GoodB, Fordham Foundry, Day Pitney Llp, ThatMatters Live, Corfui. Live hip-hip music & dance performances from across NYC courtesy of the NYC Arts Cypher from Staten Island <more info>