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Expert Advice for Social Entrepreneurs

Are you curious about how to bring an idea to market?  Do you wonder the best ways to validate your solution to a problem?  How about attracting quality feedback, guidance and talent?

Maureen Sedonaen and Tess Reynolds, seasoned Social Entrepreneurs, will lead an interactive discussion focused on what you want to know.

Join us for a potluck at StartUp Embassy at 6PM for food and networking with a presentation and discussion at 7PM.  Please bring a dish to share (see below) and we’ll provide an array of beverages.  This event is free of charge, though limited space requires you to reserve your spot.


WHEN :: August 1st, from 6-9PM (Discussion at 7PM)

WHERE :: Startup Basecamp, 1052 Fulton St.  San Francisco, CA


Sign up quickly as we will be capping attendance at 25 participants.

Please bring a dish to serve 10 ppl based on the first letter of your last name:


A to D ---> Appetizer

E to H ---> Vegetarian dish

I to L --->  Entree of any type

M to R --->  Salad of any type

S to Z --->  Dessert or fruit

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Startup Basecamp is a luxurious living and working space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and bootstrappers to assist them in their startup journeys. Startup Basecamp provides accommodation and co-working space for its guests to launch their new ventures and live with inspiring and energetic people working on building their dreams to life. Startup Basecamp is excited to partner with SEA/SFBay and Maureen Sedonaen to host you at our entrepreneurship potluck!

SEA/SFBay is an alliance of leaders using to benefit communities. Entrepreneurs, investors, and other leaders across sectors are realizing that social and financial returns are not mutually exclusive. Organizations, products, and services can use the marketplace to have positive impacts in the community. New social movements, media, and technology are causing and enabling tremendous shifts in legislation, the workplace, and the marketplace: our communities are awakening to the opportunity of an impact-driven economy. The commitment of SEA/SFBay is to facilitate a participatory platform for collective impact, with the vision of a San Francisco Bay Area where everyone has the opportunity to invest, start, partner, work, and purchase from businesses that benefit communities. Our mission is to take a purposeful, inclusive, and innovative approach for convening leaders from all sectors, ages, and stages to benefit social enterprises, the communities they impact, and the social enterprise movement at large. Join us at!


Maureen Sedonaen is the newly appointed President and CEO of Goodwill SF- Marin- San Mateo.  An inspiring leader with a highly successful track record in Social Enterprise, Maureen previously served as Regional Vice President for Revolution Foods where she led high levels of growth and partnership for the company including a national model with SFUSD. Prior to Rev Foods, Maureen founded the Youth Leadership Institute an highly acclaimed and award winning youth development organization based in SF and served as the organization’s Founder, President and CEO for 22 years. She began YLI’s social enterprise - The Center for Research, Evaluation and Training and under her leadership the Center gained national and international prominence. She serves as Chair of the Board for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership and is a former board member for the Bay Area Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management and holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California.

Tess Reynolds is CEO of New Door Ventures, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps disconnected youth (age 16-21) get ready for work and life.  New Door serves over 200 youth annually, with over 130 in paid jobs at its own social enterprises and over 30 partnering businesses. New Door has operated social enterprises for over 20 years, including two cafes and a retail store.  Its current enterprises, Ashbury Images and Pedal Revolution, generate about $3M in revenue and employ 43 youth annually – and are financially profitable.  Prior to New Door, Tess worked in in senior marketing and management roles in the technology industry.  Tess is a Filipino immigrant and has a B.A. from Ateneo de Manila University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.


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  • Marge H.

    They were terrific speakers, very knowledgeable. I came away feeling very excited about my

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    recorded or slides distributed later?

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do people know who is on the waiting list, and who is "in"? I couldn't see it from going to the app where people sign up.

    August 1, 2013

  • Sarah

    Just in case you know you can't make it, please update your RSVP at Space is limited to 25 participants and we have a waiting list. Thanks!

    July 31, 2013

  • Itai B.

    Very sorry I won't be able to make it Thurs. very much hoping you do another event like this soon!

    July 29, 2013

  • Marge H.

    I have several ideas that I want to bring to market.

    July 23, 2013

  • Falguni

    What are different tools or access points to use to develop partnerships abroad for implementation?

    July 22, 2013

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