Chicago, IL- March 12, 2015 –Social Enterprise (SE) students and others who attend the Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago (SEAC) Impact Hour will have the chance to develop their business ideas with founders of Chicago SEs.
Like traditional entrepreneurship, success in social entrepreneurship depends heavily on the network of relationships one builds. The knowledge and idea sharing with advisors, peers, even critics, help developing and refine successful enterprise models.
As a result, SEAC has decided to offer a promotion on its Impact Hours, inviting both members and non-members to attend free of charge. The first of the series of sessions will focus specifically on strategies to create the right kind of network. SE founders attending include Elizabeth Ames of EarlyVention, Mark Grazman of GhFITLAB, and Joanne Kappele of HippocraTeas.
“It’s a great way to kick off another year of building Chicago’s community of mission driven ventures,” said Belinda Li, Vice President of SEA-Chicago Board of Directors. “With international SE students attending, there will also be an opportunity to explore ideas that impact communities extending outside of the greater Chicagoland.”
Doors open at 6 pm with networking and check-in. Unlike many pure networking functions, this one will be followed by a debrief, with the key discussion starting at 7:20 pm.
Impact Hour is a collaboration with Social Enterprise Collaborative and Net Impact DePaul. It will take place at the DePaul Center, Room 8206, East Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604.
Stephanie Piccirilli Wernet, SEA-Chicago Board Director
SEA-Chicago is the Midwest regional chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA). Working to build Chicago’s community of mission-driven ventures, SEA-Chicago offers development, mentorship, and networking to social ventures. The success of both the individual members as well as the unified alliance makes it clear that there is an intersection between economic opportunity and social impact.
For up-to-date event information, visit http://www.socialenterprisechicago.org/events/impact-hour-grow-your-network/ (Agenda attached.)