Innovate USF 2013

  • April 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • USF

Innovate USF 2013
Thursday, April 4 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM


Share the excitement of entrepreneurship with emerging leaders who feel inspired, encouraged, and empowered to start businesses that benefit communities.

Join business entrepreneurs of both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, who will share their perspectives and advise with regards to this new kind of companies: social enterprises. These organizations not only make businesses more efficient and successful, but also have a direct benefit in communities and the environment.

Come hear about some of the most innovative projects coming out of Bay Area students, who will be pitching their ideas to a friendly audience for collective input. Share your thoughts! There will be a chance to interconnect with like-minded people of all ages, and in all stages of enterprising. RSVP, change the world from here.

6:00 Check-in and Social Enterprise Showcase
6:30 Welcome and Introductions
6:40 SE Talks (10-min each):
· Why Social Enterprise?
Antonio Aguilera, President of the SF Bay Area Social Enterprise Alliance
· What is the Opportunity?
Bruce Wilson, Founder of The Relay Foundation
· Nonprofit Social Enterprise: FoodShift
Dana Frasz, Founder and CEO
· For-profit Social Enterprise: Homovinos
Joshua Blissett, Founder
· Nonprofit Social Enterprise: BAYCAT
Villy Wang, Founder and CEO
· For-profit Social Enterprise: Back to the Roots
Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder
· Nonprofit Social Enterprise: Reliatech
Ben Delaney, CEO
· For-profit Social Enterprise: Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Joe Demin, Chief Relaxation Officer
8:00 S3 Social Enterprise Panel: How to Start, Sustain, and Scale Businesses that Benefit Communities.
oDerene Allen, Principal of Santiago Solutions Group
oMaureen Sedonaen, VP in Northern California of Revolution Foods
oKomal Ahmad, Founder of Feeding Forward*
oModerated by Catherine Berman, Senior VicePresident, Entrepreneur Programs, Astia
9:00 SE Showcase and Networking
9:30 Event ends, Self-organized Socializing Begins

At 9:30 some attendees will gather to socialize after the event. Broaden your network, and sign up to hang out.

This event is kindly sponsored by the USF School of Management, American Marketing Association, SEASFBay Next Gen and The Relay Foundation, and fully organized by USF students.

Change the world from here: RSVP at

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  • Ariana

    Is there a specific conference room where this will be held?

    April 3, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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