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Philly Net Tuesday April 6: Social Entrepreneurs, the Social Web and Social Change

From: Seth H.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:41 PM
Our next Philly Net Tuesday will be at the Jenkins Law Library, 833 Chestnut Street (please see directions below), starting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 6.

Join us for a fascinating discussion featuring Garrett Melby, CEO of Good Company Ventures, Blake Janelle, founder of Missioneurs, other local social entrepreneurs and you!

Social Entrepreneur (n.): someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change.

We will discuss:

  • What does social entrepreneurship have to do with the social web?
  • How is new web technology and social entrepreneurship revolutionizing the way change happens?
  • How can the principles of social entrepreneurship be applied to nonprofits?
  • What's happening locally, including examples of local social enterprises and ways to get more involved.

Learn More:

Philly NetSquared
Philadelphia NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

Good Company Ventures
GoodCompany Ventures catalyzes start-ups with innovative solutions to big, unmet social needs. GoodCompany entrepreneurs are offered a great place to work in Philadelphia, a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, and access to a network of capital sources and expert advisors. We champion models that offer investors financial return and social impact.

Missioneurs is a community of mission entrepreneurs coming together around our common sense of mission and hard-nosed entrepreneurial approach.

Jenkins Law Library is located on the 12th floor of the 833 Chestnut Street building, directly across from the Ben. Franklin. Use the Chestnut Street entrance. Please tell security that you are attending the NetTuesday/TechSoup event at Jenkins. You will be required to sign in. The elevators unload on the 12th floor in front of Jenkins' main doors. There will be a devilishly handsome young man behind the front desk to direct you to the event.

RSVP's are appreciated (but not required).

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