- May Social Good for Profit Meetup
6:30 PM Grab a drink, take a seat! 7 PM - 8 PM Hear from inspiring speakers changing the world through business: • Causely provides a curated, personalized giving campaign that works with any business model. We combine marketing best practices with charitable incentives to turn social marketing into social good. • Foray Design's mission is to engineer beautiful tools for people with physical limitations. By placing value on aesthetics and the user experience, Foray's solutions help reduce the stigma associated with assistive products and empower the people who benefit from their aid. • TAU Investment Management, LLC, is an active growth-equity investment firm that transforms global supply chains. By upgrading and de-risking supply chains, TAU uses capitalist solutions to solve capitalism’s worst failure – the undervaluation of human and natural resources. 8 - 9 PM Drinks, snacks and networking with people passionate about business as a force for good.
- February Social Good For Profit Meetup
6:30 PM Grab a drink, take a seat! This month, we'll be hosting at Harlem Biospace, an incubator and co-working lab for biotech startups in NYC. Here's a recent Times piece (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/nyregion/rejuvenated-harlem-building-becomes-a-business-incubator-for-biotechnology.html?_r=0) on the space. 7 PM - 8 PM Hear from inspiring speakers changing the world through business: Charmaine Lacsina is the founder of Communal Table (http://www.communaltbl.com/), a group that connects people through food and culture. They provide a food platform where people don't just eat food, but create it in an authentic and intimate environment - the traditional cooking class, redefined. Learn how to make your favorite foods from chefs who grew up eating the food on their family's table and learn how you can share it with yours. Christopher Chavez is the co-founder of prime produce (http://www.primeproduce.org/), a guild for slow entrepreneurship. The 8,000 square ft space in Hell's Kitchen opening this spring will be unequal parts cafe, living room, workshop, coworking space, roof top garden, and upstate retreat space. Alan Perlstein is the founder of Miraculex (https://www.facebook.com/miraculexsweetener), a biotechnology company developing the next generation of consumer sweeteners. Obesity-related illnesses have solidified as the public health crisis of the 21st century and Miraculex has developed a system that uses lettuce to produce protein sweeteners at a unprecedented cost and scale. These low cost healthy sweeteners could allow millions of consumers reconcile long-term health decisions and ingrained dietary habits. 8 - 9 PM Drinks, snacks and networking with people passionate about business as a force for good.
- December Social Good For Profit Meetup
6:30 PM Grab a drink, take a seat! 7 PM - 8 PM Hear from three inspiring speakers changing the world through business: Helaina Hovitz - Editor-in-Chief and Co-Creator of Affect magazine. Christina Brower - Director of Projects and Business analysis at Purpose. Matthew Stinchcomb - VP, Values & Impact, at Etsy. 8 - 9 PM Drinks, snacks and networking with people passionate about business as a force for good.
- November Social Good For Profit Meetup
Hear from three inspiring social entrepreneurs, plus drinks, snacks and networking with people passionate about business as a force for good. 6:30 PM Grab a drink, find a seat. 7 PM Sam Bodkin, founder of Groupmuse, an online platform that directly connects classical musicians to local culture seekers so the community can generate its own social classical music party concerts (called groupmuses) in living rooms and offices around the country. 7:20 Alex Taub, founder of SocialRank, the easiest way brands, organizations and non-profits can find out more information about their audience on Twitter. Non-profits use SocialRank to find people for local events and find advocates for their organization. 7:40 Krishna Malyala, Co-Founder and CEO of TLCengine, a company that creates search algorithms and software to help potential homeowners calculate the true cost of home ownership. He was previously a VP of Technology & Innovation at Citibank, and was selected as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow in Big Data and Data Visualization. 8 - 9 PM Drinks, snacks and networking!
- October Social Good For Profit Meetup
Hear from amazing social entrepreneurs changing the world through business, including: Jake Friedman, Founder of WhyDidX (http://www.whydidx.com/). WhyDidX turns readers into activists and nonprofits into thought leaders. Gerald Mitchell, Founder of SWICH (http://swich.to), a platform that helps people become more conscious consumers and discover great businesses that share their values. Sashka Rothchild, Founder and CEO of Standbuy (https://www.standbuy.us/), a fundraising tool for people going through cancer treatment. Sashka founded Standbuy after losing her mother to brain cancer at a young age and living with the daily challenges people face when dealing with a diagnosis. She launched Standbuy to provide a focused, supportive , and easy to use platform so that others might find a little more room in their day for healing instead of worrying about financial stress.
- September Social Good For Profit Meetup
6:30 PM: Find a seat, sip a drink, mingle. 7 PM: Hear stories from the trenches from amazing social good startups! Ruchir Garg, Founder of Votzilla. Krishna Malyala, Co-Founder and CEO of TLCengine. Chiara Bajardi, Founder of Shared Interest 8 PM - 9 PM: Network with passionate people changing the world through business.
- July Social Good For Profit Meetup
6:30 PM: Find a seat, sip a drink, mingle. 7 PM: Hear stories from the trenches from amazing social good startups! Chalkfly - Kyle Steiner - Chalkfly is an online school and office supply retailer that donates 5% of each purchase to the buyer's teacher of choice. Harlem BioSpace - Matthew Owens - Harlem Biospace (Hb) is a new biotech incubator, the first of its kind in New York City, to offer affordable shared wet-lab space for competitively-selected entrants. Neverware - Jonathan Hefter - Neverware installs powerful software on schools' existing computers, taking over the 'heavy lifting' and allowing old computers to run like new. 8 PM - 9 PM: Network with passionate people changing the world through business.
- June Social Good For Profit Meetup
6:30 PM: Find a seat, sip a drink, mingle. 7 PM: Hear stories from the trenches from amazing social good startups! Sundara - Erin Zaikis - Sundara is a social enterprise that sets up networks of localized soap recycling and structures female-led hygiene education as a way to reduce preventable hygiene related death in underserved communities around the world. Nfoshare - Nikhil Paul - Nfoshare is a real-time sentiment analytics platform that helps predict student drop-outs, gets any type of student feedback the school wants & helps lower student loneliness. Goodstory - Susan Toffler & Paula Cohen - After successful careers in production and filmmaking, Susan and Paula started Goodstory — a filmmaking company that works with for-profit and social good clients to create amazing stories. 8 PM - 9 PM: Network with passionate people changing the world through business.
- April Social Good For Profit Meetup
6:30 PM: Find a seat, sip a drink, mingle. 7 PM: Hear stories from the trenches from two amazing social good startups, plus learn about the awesome services NYC offers entrepreneurs! Why Whisper - Alexandra Ostrow - Why Whisper gives companies and causes a voice through digital marketing and social media strategy. Emzingo - Cristina Bernardo - Emzingo helps leaders improve their leadership skills and grow as people through empowering and helping others. NYC Department of Small Business: Lauren Coakley-Vincent will share information about some of the amazing services offered by NYC Business Solutions ( http://www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness ) and lead attendees in a dialogue around how the City can better support social entrepreneurs. 8 PM - 9 PM: Network with passionate people changing the world through business.