3:00 PM15:00

Reel Impact Film Festival

Join us for an extraordinary night as our community comes together to celebrate social entrepreneurs and impact organizations through filmmaking, storytelling, and networking with like-minded people.

How do social impact organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations) strategically use short videos and storytelling to share their impact? We’ll explore how film and short videos are used by mission driven organizations to spread positive messages, drive change, and achieve strategic goals.

Need some inspiration in your life? Come out to meet some amazing people and get inspired! These social impact entreprenerus are taking on some of the world's biggest problems in the most innovative ways.

For more information visit our website: Reel Impact Film Festival.

SPEAKERS / WORKSHOP HOSTS - see our growing list:

Hunter HolcombeAJ+

Katie Carey and Katrina BoratkoMama Hope

Natasha Deganello GiraudieMicro-Documentaries

Benjamin PackardRetainer Media

Gabriel DiamondSkoll Foundation

Jared Karol, Storytelling for Good

Niema JordanThe Alliance for Media Arts + Culture

Ken Fisher, Truth be Told Creative

****Watch our inspiring RIFF2016 video here, we hope to see you for RIFF2017***

Missed our event? Here is our blog.

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5:30 PM17:30

Social Impact Happy Hour

Come and join ONE WORLD's growing social impact community for a Film Festival + Storytelling - Social Impact Happy Hour in Palo Alto. This month we’re partnering with Storytelling for Good. This promises to be a fun, inspiring and engaging evening around Film Festivals and storytelling. And YES, it’s a great chance to connect with the community before ONE WORLD’s Reel Impact Film Festival on 11/16.

Get out of the office or house, unplug, and unwind with others who want to help create positive social impact. We look forward to a mix of storytellers, filmmakers, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and nonprofit, foundation and social impact enthusiasts of all stripes. 

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1:00 PM13:00

Innovations in Corporate Social Impact Summit

This program brings together professionals in Bay Area corporations who have direct and indirect responsibility for the social and environmental impact of their organization.  There are many efforts underway in large and mid-sized companies designed to increase social impact, many of which go well beyond traditional corporate social responsibility efforts.  This program is designed to provide practical examples of the ways in which companies are driving impact while also achieving business goals.  

What’s Unique

  • Participants - Attendees from a variety of corporate functions, including HR, product and service line leaders, Finance, Marketing & Sales, and Operations.

  • Focus - The program is focused on corporate initiatives where both financial and social goals are achieved simultaneously

  • Local - Part of the goal is to foster stronger connections among the local Bay Area ecosystem of professionals in companies

Event Topics

  • The state of Corporate Social Impact in Silicon Valley: Why is this important?  What impact on community, environment, and employees is achieved today? The “right thing to do” and/or good for the bottom line?  What does the research tell us?
  • Leveraging the entire corporate portfolio: What are CSR offices doing effectively, and what are their constraints? How are companies funding - directly and indirectly- other organizations that drive social impact? Human capital- from frontline employee to senior executive- how do companies leverage talent to drive social impact?
  • Designing & Delivering products for a diverse user base: How are companies delivering products and services for underserved populations, domestically and abroad?

Speakers - see our growing list

Joe Speicher, Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation 

Ben Anderson, Executive Director, B Lab

Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director, Box

Jennifer Barnette, Attorney, Cooley LLP

 Ira Ehrenpreis, Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Abby Davisson, Director of Global Community Partnerships,

David Lehr, Faculty, Hult University

Brian Durkee, Chief Operating Officer, Numi Organic Tea

Geoff Trotter, Founder & CEO, KMpact

Jason Rissman, Managing Director, OpenIDEO

Jennifer Young, Director Global Social Impact Programs, Pearson

Kristen Saenz Toby, Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Revolution Foods

Bernadette Clavier, Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business

June Sugiyama, Director, Vodafone Americas

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1:00 PM13:00

Impact Investing in Silicon Valley & Demo Day

The program will feature on-stage interviews with thought leaders in the field of impact investing, fireside chat discussions & panel of investors, a full state of pitches from 8-10 of the best Bay Area-based social entrepreneurs, and an engaging reception to connect with local investors, entrepreneurs, and other partners sharing our interest in moving the local social entrepreneurship space forward. We will also focus on impact investing opportunities based in Silicon Valley with a detailed look at the funders, the companies, and the supporting ecosystem that powers it forward. **last year's video here***


1:00 pm: Doors open / Registration

1:30 - 6:00 pm: Program including opening remarks, fireside chats and social entrepreneur presentations 

6 - 7:00 pm: Reception / Deep dive with social entrepreneurs

SPEAKERS / JUDGES - see our growing list

BootUp Ventures - 68 Willow Rd - Menlo Park, CA 94025

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2:30 PM14:30

Innovation, Education and Impact

This event brings Threshold Group and ONE WORLD members, as well as ed-tech experts together for an engaging and inspiring afternoon focussing on the future of edtech in Silicon Valley. The goals of this program are to educate, connect and to learn from each other about the latest innovations in ed-tech.

Program Highlights

3:00pm Welcome: Stephanie Cohn Rupp, Managing Director, Threshold Group

3:15pm Fireside chat: Nancy Poon Lue, Project Lead, New Schools Venture Fund / Scott Saslow, Founder and CEO, ONE WORLD (moderator)

3:45pm Panel discussion: Jennifer Carolan, Co-Founder and General Partner,  Reach Capital / Anisa Dougherty, Impact Analyst, Threshold Group / Sidharth Kakkar, Co-Founder and CEO Front Row Education  / Scott Saslow, Founder and CEO ONE WORLD (moderator)

4:45pm: Guest entrepreneurs:  Andrew Hill, founder, LiftEd / Perla Ni, founder,  GreatNonProfits / Ravi Gundlapalli, founder, MentorCloud / Caryn Voskuil, Education Studio,

5:00pm: Networking reception

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3:00 PM15:00

Hacking Food - Silicon Valley's Food Festival

Join us for an engaging and inspiring afternoon focusing on food! Interested in the hottest topics in the food industry? Want to get to know disruptive food entrepreneurs? Curious to try new food products?

Several small, midsize and large companies from the Bay Area will showcase their products and services through live demonstrations at their booths. Social entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and everyone else interested in food is welcome to this unique event.

Come out to meet some amazing people and get inspired! These impact entrepreneurs are taking on some of the world's biggest problems in the food sector in the most innovative ways

Program Highlights

3:30 PM: social impact reception to network with like-minded members of our community

4:00 PM: Introductory remarks by ONE WORLD

Keynote - Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Liz Carlisle, Lecturer, Stanford University

4:30 PM Panel discussion - Innovations in food production and distribution

Scott Saslow, Founder, ONE WORLD (moderator)

Renske Lynde, co-founder and Managing Director FS6

Dave Cooper, General Partner, Nourish Ventures

Christine Su, founder and CEO, PastureMap

5:30 PM: BREAK

5:45 PM: Four workshop sessions

Dispelling the myths about sustainable food - Kevin Bayuk, owner, LIFT Economy

From Dormroom to Sharktank: An entrepreneur’s journey - Rose Wang, founder, Chirps Chips

Going to Market for Food Entrepreneurs - Nicole DeMeo, Advisor & Maddie Edwards, Barnraiser

The Global Agrarian Revolution - Ian Proudfoot,  KPMG’s Global Head of Agribusiness and Rob Trice, The Mixing Bowl

Missed our event? *** Watch our event video here and read our blog***




68 Willow Rd

Menlo Park, CA 94025

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