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Submissions, commenting and voting for SOCAP Open 2016 is now closed.

If you submitted, thank you for sending us your ideas for SOCAP Open! If you missed the deadline this year, you’ll have your chance again in 2017!

Questions about the selection process?


Wait, Wait! Do Tell me!

Liz Sessler, ImpactUs

We want you to be in our audience for a practical, fun, and interactive quiz-show-style session at SOCAP16! Social Enterprises, mission-driven organizations and investors, join us as we explore the tricky impact investment conversations that involve the head and the heart. Together, we’ll ask and answer these questions and more: What goes on in the mind of a potential impact investor? How can you craft an inspiring and compelling impact and financial investment case in light of this understanding? Having the “conversation” – How do you best articulate the unique risks of impact investing? What mitigants should an investor be looking for? Make it last - What is a “sticky” story and what does that have to do with impact investing? Sexy financial statements? Can they be the sizzle that sells the (tofu) steak? Do you validate? How important are external validators to your investment case/what validators should you be looking for? Tell them more - What tools are available to help you better communicate with potential investors? What are some strategies for having direct impact while managing financial risk?
Impact Investing, investor, Millennials, raising capital, social enterprise, storytelling, women
Interactive Workshop
Not Applicable
Reggie Stanley, President & CEO, ImpactUs Paige Chapel, President, Aeris
Dan Heath, Author (we have contact information and will be in touch with him)
Dan Heath books/articles/videos - “Money for Good” report from Hope Consulting - USSIF research -

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2018 Important Dates

  • May 1 - June 15
    Period for submitting ideas.
  • June 16 - 29
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.