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Toniic's North American Regional Event: Impact at Scale

  • Skoll Foundation Palo Alto (map)

ONE WORLD is honored to co-create Impact at Scale - Toniic’s regional meeting in Silicon Valley. The program will enable the toniic community to think innovatively about how to scale their work driving positive change.  We will explore the levers that power Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically innovation, technology, and networks and how they are combined in novel ways to create new companies and industries. Additionally, the program will include a slate of presentations from multiple impact funds and direct investments exemplifying these themes.


Thursday Oct. 18

4:30 pm - Doors Open & Networking

5:00 pm - Welcome by Kim Griffin, Relationship Manager, toniic

5:30 pm - Opening remarks by Richard Fahey, President, Skoll Foundation

6:00 pm - Panel - Investor’s Journey

Danny Almagor, Managing Director, Small Giants

Ann Marie Rousel, Social Impact

Kim Griffin, Relationship Manager, toniic

6:45 pm - Reception & Networking

8:00 pm - Optional Drinks/Dinner offsite

Friday Oct. 19

8:30 am - Breakfast & Networking

9:00 am - Welcome by Adam Bendell, CEO, toniic

9:20 am - Opening Presentation: Impact at Scale: Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director,

10:15 am - Break

10:30 am - Breakout sessions

  1. Leveraging Innovation to scale: Shalu Umapathy, Managing Director, Ideo.Org

  2. Leveraging Technology to scale: Anda Ngcaba, Ngcaba family / Ibrahim Alhusseini, Full Cycle Energy / Lesely Marincola, Angaza / Moderator: Lisa Kleissner, toniic co-founder

  3. Leveraging Networks to scale: Laura Francis, Director of the Sea Forward fund / Moderator: Ryan Kushner, Expert in Residence, Clean Energy Fund

11:30 am - Report out - Breakouts

12:00 pm - Lunch & Networking  

1:15 pm - Impact Fund Presentations: Wes Selke, Better Ventures / Kayoko Lyons, MicroVest / Arvind Gupta, Indi Bio /Moderator: LItal Slavin, Founder & CEO, Beyond Family Office

2:30 pm - Networking Break

3:00 pm - Direct Deal Presentations: Richard Perl, TerraCycle / Meena Sankaran, KETOS / Phoenix Revolution / Moderator: Dimple Sahni, Anthos Asset Management

4:00 pm: Recap

4:30 pm: Close

Please note this is an invitation-only event for Toniic members.  To learn more about Toniic, please contact Richard Muller at

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