Building A Resilient Social Venture Ecosystem
Join the Social Venture Collaborative and Worcester Roots for the 2nd annual New Economy Summit.
The event will convene social entrepreneurs, social change practitioners, educational institutions, students, the business community, and others who share the goal of creating a just, equitable, and sustainable world.
This day-long event will serve as a powerful forum for making and strengthening connections, as well as building ongoing collaboration. Participants will engage in various interactive activities designed to strengthen a regional ecosystem and support transformation related to social enterprise, social business, cooperatives, and enterprise-oriented nonprofit organizations. Attendees will identify common challenges faced by local start-ups and brainstorm opportunities and next steps to resolve these and other challenges.
Keynote speakers, workshops, musicians, panelists and participants from across New England will inspire and motivate people to remain active and connected beyond the Summit.
Topics will most likely include:
- Conversations between Anchor Institutions and Social Ventures (a conference focus area)
- Energy democracy
- Building Resilient Food Systems
- Social Enterprise / Social Business Showcase
- Social Enterprise Zones
- Participatory Budgeting
- Cooperative Enterprise Showcase
- Measuring our Impact
- Regional Food Efforts
- Funding New Enterprises
- A New World of Work
All paid registration includes program, lunch, light breakfast, evening appetizers, interpretation and childcare.
Social to follow at 3 Cross Brewing, 4 Knowlton Ave, Worcester.
*****NOTE: Snow Date is 2 weeks later, Friday, February 9th, 2018*****
Free parking if you download and print this parking pass (PDF) and display on your windshield on day of the event.
- Worcester State University’s Center for Social Innovation
- Worcester Roots
- Yunis Centre for Social Business / Becker College
- United Way of Central Mass
- Worcester Clean Tech Incubator
- Seven Hills Foundation
- Sprout Change
- Renewable Energy Worcester, Co-op Power, and E for the Future
- Greenvitalize Urban Growers
- My Choice Programs
- Cooperative Fund of New England
- WorX Printing Cooperative
- Cooperation Worcester
- Intersection Cafe – A Penny University Co-op
- Central Mass Workforce Investment Board
- Muslim Community Link / Black Se
ed Farmers Market
- Worcester SCORE Chapter
- Global Village Farms
- Access Co-op
- Future Focus Media Co-op