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Introduction to the LA Social Entrepreneur Community

  • Mar 23, 2013 · 5:30 PM

Complimentary beer and wine will be served.

The term social entreprise is used quite frequently these days but what exactly does it mean? This free class introduces newcomers to the robust social entrepreneur startup scene in LA. You will learn what a social enterprise is, the key events/meetups you should be attending, the companies that should be on your radar, the VCs known to invest in socially responsible companies, and what blogs you should be reading to stay in the loop. After class you are encouraged to network with a number of prominent folks in the social entrepreneur ecosystem.

Brent Freeman is the Founder and CEO of Roozt, an online marketlace for brands that give back. Brent believes that the future is rooted in businesses that strive to make a difference, first and foremost. He also launched a program called Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) that teaches social entrepreneurship to low-income, at risk high school students. Prior to founding Roozt, Brent ran an international commodities import/export firm which although lucrative, was not sufficiently fulfilling. Brent graduated from USC with a BA in Communications.

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  • Patricia

    Excellent presentation and lots of useful insights. Thank you.

    March 25, 2013

  • Babette

    Loved Brent's presentation was inspiring and full of helpful tips. Thank you!

    March 23, 2013

  • Ralf

    Brent really made an outstanding and inspiring presentation. His point about it not being about profit vs. non-profit but rather "purpose" is right on the mark. I look forward to getting a link to the presentation.

    March 23, 2013

  • Toni R.

    Really enjoyed Brent's presentation, hope we hear from other organizations in the future, like the local ones Brent mentioned.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    see you all there...

    March 22, 2013

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