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BSC Firesides: Aaron Hurst, Author of The Purpose Economy

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Join Marcos Salazar, co-founder and Executive Director of Be Social Change (, for an intimate fireside chat with Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative (, author of upcoming book The Purpose Economy (, and founder of the Taproot Foundation (

BSC Firesides bring together entrepreneurs, social innovators, creatives, and thought-leaders within the New York Social Good space to share their unique perspectives, best practices, and lessons learned in creating sustainable impact.

Learn, share and network with our team and other entrepreneurs, creatives, investors, and potential collaborators.

A book signing with Aaron's new book The Purpose Economy ( (released April 2nd) will follow the BSC Fireside.

Snacks and Wine Will Be Served


**You can purchase tickets to this event here ***


More About Aaron Hurst

Aaron (@aaron_hurst ( is the CEO of Imperative ( and a globally recognized social entrepreneur. He is a close advisor to many global brands and frequent speaker and writer on the development of the Purpose Economy ( He remains an active advisor to the Taproot ( Foundation ( he has been the catalyst and lead architect of the $15 billion pro bono service market. He was the creative force behind the conception of the national Billion + Change ( campaign. Previously, he worked in Silicon Valley developing the precursors to social media.

Widely known for his thought-leadership and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post (, Stanford Social Innovation Review ( and LinkedIn (, Aaron is a member of the Nonprofit Times’Power & Influence Top 50 (, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company (, Ashoka (, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (, Manhattan Institute ( and the CommonWealth Club ( In 2009, he received the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of the University of Michigan (

In addition, he is the author of The Purpose Economy ( and co-author of the children's book Mommy and Daddy do it Pro Bono ( with his wife, Kara Hurst (@karahurst).

Aaron, Kara, and their two children live in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His favorite root vegetable is the radish.


Our Event Partner

B Corps ( are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. Imperative ( is a B Corp Certified company.

About Be Social Change

Be Social Change ( is a membership-based non-profit on a mission to educate and connect the next generation of change makers. Through entrepreneurship education, community-building, and resource-sharing tools, we help people build startups, careers and lives of purpose + impact. Our vision is to create a world where every entrepreneur is a social entrepreneur, every career is an impact-driven career, and every business is a socially-conscious business. Learn more at (


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