Social Enterprise Boot Camp

Social Enterprise Bootcamp brings together innovators and social entrepreneurs for a day of interactive workshops, networking and Pitch Competition. Participants will learn critical business and communication skills to build their venture.

 On Pitch Night, hear from 10 social enterprise start-ups as they pitch their vision for the future for cash and consulting prizes.Judges: Will Byrne, Founder, Groundswell; Matt Klein, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Foundation; Dana Pancrazi, Director of Capital Management, Heron Foundation; James Slezak, Founder, New Economy Practice.

Workshops are facilitated by top university faculty and industry leaders in design, technology, and business. This years workshops will cover key topics such as identity and ethics, prototyping, fundraising and revenue models, partnerships, and impact measurement.

Keynote Speaker: Rachael Chong, CEO and Founder of Catchafire.
Workshop Coaches: Aaron Hurst, Founder of Imperative and Taproot Foundation; Chris Milne, Senior Designer at IDEO; Cheryl Heller, Chair of MFA Design for Social Innovation; Shana Dressler, Founder of Social Innovators Collective; Dan Blum, Senior Partnership Manager at; Sophie Faris, Community Development at B Lab; Andrew Greenblatt, Founder & President of Vendorboon and Senior VP of Strategy at Benestream; Dave Algoso and Ethan Wilkes of Reboot; and many more!

Student health start-ups can also join Ashoka Youth Venture for a tailored workshop!