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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!

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What would basic income mean for social entrepreneurship?

Jim Pugh, Universal Income Project


Universal basic income has begun to receive a lot of attention in recent years as a possible solution to rising inequality and disruption of the labor market by automation. Besides eliminating poverty and providing economic security to all Americans, basic income has the potential to significantly alter the entrepreneurship landscape. This workshop will encourage participants to explore how social entrepreneurship might change if basic income were enacted by discussing the following questions: “What would it look like to start and grow a social impact venture?”, “How could these startups tackle new and different challenges?”, “How might the impact funding space change?”
basic income, entrepreneurship, social impact
Interactive Workshop
Beginner
Sandhya Anantharaman, Universal Income Project Jim Pugh, Universal Income Project

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  • June 16 - 29
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  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.

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