FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Impact Entrepreneur Center Seeks Hub/University Partners and Sponsors for Piloting our New Education/Incubation/Investment Solution
Impact Entrepreneur has been developing a curated suite of cutting-edge education, incubation, investment and networking tools and resources to support cohorts of impact entrepreneurs on every continent as they develop their game-changing ideas into professional business plans and successfully locate investment from values-aligned investors.
We are delighted to say that our "solution," which initially will be provided through universities and co-working hubs, is ready for launch! Since impact entrepreneurs are, by definition, "systems-minded," we have linked our solution to innovations that address the SDGs. Because we are a leading global community in the impact space, our solution leverages the collective brainpower of our network through a unique mentorship facility.
In 2018, we plan to undertake pilots in up to 5 different cities before taking the solution fully global. We are interested in hearing from potential partners interested in participating in the pilot phase. Potential partners should be either: a) a college/university or co-working hub (Impact Hubs, social innovation centers, independent hubs) interested in hosting a pilot cohort, or b) a sponsor (foundation, philanthropist, corporation, impact investing group, government program, etc.) interested in supporting a cohort in their local city or programmatic city of focus.
Interested parties should reach out to me directly by LI messaging or by emailing to email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Laurie Lane-Zucker, Founder & CEO
Impact Entrepreneur Center, Network, LLC
Since we sent out our Call for Partners to pilot our new education/incubation/investment solution for impact entrepreneurs, we have heard from interested hubs and universities on every continent except Antarctica (come on Antarctica!). From Buenos Aires to Myanmar, from Cape Town to Kuala Lumpur, from Queensland to Glasgow, and 20 U.S. states and Canadian provinces, the interest in piloting our curated suite of tools and resources is proving to be very strong.
As you might expect, some of of these potential pilot hosts will need sponsors (social innovation hubs are not known for being well capitalized), and this initiative is an excellent way for both the philanthropic sector and serious impact investors to contribute to the strengthening of the impact ecosystem and the building of an "impact economy."
The Call for Partners is still open. Hubs, universities and sponsors (foundations and other impact investors, corporations, gov't initiatives, etc.) should LI message me or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We currently have 118 universities and hubs expressing interest in an Impact Inside pilot. Due to the level of interest, we have increased the number of potential pilot sites. Our goal now is to launch up to 5 pilots in early summer 2018 and another set of up to 5 pilots in autumn 2018. Check this space regularly for new updates on the program.