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Bay Area Impact Summit - Spring '18

  • Cooley LLP 3175 Hanover Street Palo Alto, CA, 94304 United States (map)

Accelerating Impact: ONE WORLD’s Bay Area Impact Summit

ONE WORLD is excited to announce its 4th Bay Area Impact Summit! 

We will highlight examples of how investors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the impact ecosystem are taking bold steps today to create a better world. 

This program features on-stage interviews with thought leaders in the field of impact investing, fireside chat discussions and panel of investors, a full slate 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.

REGISTER HERE to to roll up your sleeves and get inspired for action.

Space will be limited for this event to ensure high-quality idea exchange.

Alongside with many experts, investors and entrepreneurs we will dive deep into themes including:

  • Gender Lens Investing

  • Corporate Impact Investing

  • How to raise capital

--- View the previous highlight video here ---

--- Bay Area Impact Summit, May 10 event blog here ---


12:00 pm: Doors open / Lunch / Registration

1:00 pm: Fireside chat with Morgan Simon, Managing Director, Candide Group: Author of Real Impact and Scott Saslow, CEO & Founder, ONE WORLD Training & Investments

1:45 pm: Social Entrepreneur Presentations Round I

3:00 pm: Break & Networking

3:30 pm: Breakout Panels

Breakout Panel I - Gender Lens Investing with Kristin Hull, Founder & CEO, Nia Impact CapitalHeidi Krauel Patel, Partner, Rethink ImpactLynn Johnson, Co-founder & CEO, Spotlight: GirlsImogen Rose-Smith, Investment Fellow at University of California Office of the President

Breakout Panel II - Entrepreneur Panel: How to raise capital. Hear from successful entrepreneurs with Cameron Turner, Fund Manager, Oxford Angel FundTracey Turner, Founder & Chairman, Copia GlobalAndrew Falcon, CEO, Full Cycle Bio PlasticsMeena Sankaran, CEO, Ketos

Breakout Panel III - How to Deploy Capital to Social Venture Start-ups. Learn from investors using regional, sectoral, and structural strategies to generate financial returns and real impact: with Renata Gomez, Director of Community Programs & Services, Investors’ Circle & Social Venture Network and Pippa GawleyInvestors’ Circle & Social Venture Network and ONE WORLD Training & Investments,  Miles Lasater, founder, Purpose Built Ventures

Breakout Panel - Corporate Impact Investing: speakers TBA

4:45 pm: Social Entrepreneur Presentations Round II

6:00 - 7:30 pm: Reception & Award Ceremony




  • Learn – Gain exposure to the fundamentals of the industry and learn directly from practitioners

  • Network – Build relationships with other impact professionals

  • Action – Identify opportunities to increase impact, as investor, entrepreneur, or corporate professional


  • Structure – Roundtable and discussions, demo day presentations

  • Participants – Mix of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate professionals

  • Focus – Bay Area based impact professionals


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