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Tuesday, February 20
 

11:00am

Office Hours: Social Entrepreneur in Residence David Friedman, '89
David Friedman, '89, founder and CEO of Autonomy Works, is available for mentoring and advising individuals and SNVC teams.

Office hours are open to UChicago students and alumni only.

Tuesday February 20, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Harper Center, Suite 208 (Captain U room)
 
Friday, February 23
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Rustandy at the Exchange
Visit the Polsky Exchange and get to know the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, Booth’s destination for people committed to tackling complex social and environmental problems. Come learn about the center's resources, events, and programs.

These are drop-in hours, so no signup is necessary.

Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Polsky Exchange North , 2nd Floor (Co-working space) 1452 East 53rd Street, Chicago IL

2:00pm

Social Entrepreneurship Summit: Bridging Policy and Business

The Social Entrepreneurship Summit: Bridging Policy and Business will explore the business-policy nexus and its potential to bring about positive social impact. This event is a collaborative effort to bridge discussion between Chicago Booth, the Harris School of Public Policy, and UChicago students, as well as to explore purposeful career paths after graduation.

This summit is cohosted by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, Booth's Net Impact, and Harris student groups Innovators in Social Policy, the Harris Entrepreneurship Club, and Women in Public Policy.

Organizers of the event, which is free to attend, hope to start a meaningful dialogue to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.

The summit will include speakers, as well as breakout sessions and panel discussions, and conclude with a networking reception.


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center 104A
 
Tuesday, February 27
 

5:00pm

Booth MIINT Semifinals

Please join Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation for the 2017-2018 University of Chicago Booth MIINT Semi-Finals.

Booth students are invited to come and watch as teams of fellow Booth students present their investment proposals to a panel of expert judges.

The winner of the semi-finals will advance to the MIINT finals, held at the Wharton School of Business in April 2018. At the finals, teams from participating schools will present their recommendations to an investment committee composed of impact investors and venture capitalists for a potential investment (of $50,000) as part of an existing angel round.


Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Gleacher Center Room 100 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
 
Thursday, March 1
 

11:00am

Office Hours: Social Entrepreneur in Residence David Friedman, '89
David Friedman, '89, founder and CEO of Autonomy Works, is available for mentoring and advising individuals and SNVC teams.

Office hours are open to UChicago students and alumni only.

Thursday March 1, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Harper Center, Suite 208 (Captain U room)
 
Tuesday, March 27
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence Priya Parrish, '09
Priya Parrish, '09, chief investment officer at Schwartz Capital Group, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

Office hours are open to Booth students and Booth alumni only.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center, Suite 208 (Captain U room)
 
Thursday, March 29
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence Priya Parrish, '09
Priya Parrish, '09, chief investment officer at Schwartz Capital Group, is available to mentor and provide an industry perspective on careers in impact investing.

Office hours are open to Booth students and Booth alumni only.

Thursday March 29, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Booth 455, Room 120E 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
 
Friday, April 13
 

8:00am

On Board conference
Join the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation in Chicago for the next On Board conference. Learn key trends and insights in nonprofit board service from Booth faculty and other distinguished speakers who are working to innovate in the sector.

Friday April 13, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm
Swisshotel 323 E Upper Wacker Dr
 
Saturday, April 14
 

8:00am

Emerging Markets Summit

Interested in learning about the startup ecosystem in Africa, macro trends impacting Latin America, or social entrepreneurship in the Middle East? The 2018 Booth Emerging Markets Summit on April 14 will bring together over 50 speakers from Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, and Asia Pacific covering topics in social impact, PE/VC, technology and government/policy.   

The Emerging Markets Summit is organized by five student groups: Chicago Africa Business Group, South Asia Business Group, Latin American Business Group, Middle East and North Africa Group, and the China/Asia Pacific Student Groups.

Booth's Rustany Center is cosponsoring the event, along with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Chicago Booth Global Visibility Fund.

Register for early bird tickets (until 2/28) and follow us on Facebook for more speaker updates.   

Select Panel Topics

Funding Social Impact

Fintech: Democratizing Finance

Policies for Women in Middle East North Africa

Solving Africa's Socioeconomic Problems through Social Impact

 

Select Speakers

Usman Iftikhar - Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Program

Lisa Thomas - Founder and Managing Director of Samata Capital, a social impact fund focusing on opportunities for women in emerging markets Lina Khalifeh - Founder of SheFighter, the first female self-defense studio in the Middle East

Brian Axelrad - CIO of Beyond Capital Fund, a social impact fund that invests in social enterprises in India and East Africa

Karl T. Muth - Lecturer in Law and Economics at Northwestern and advisor to the Rustandy Center

 

Please visit the EMS website for full agenda and speakers.  


Saturday April 14, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Harper Center
 
Tuesday, May 22
 

11:00am

Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals & Taste the Impact Reception

The SNVC is a competition for startups with a social mission at their core. Offered in partnership by Booth's Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the SNVC is the social impact track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, the University of Chicago’s business launch program.

Finalists will compete on May 22 for $75,000 in prize money to further their social ventures.

Information to RSVP for the competition and the reception will be available soon.


Tuesday May 22, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center, C-25 & Room 104 5807 S. Woodlawn