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Bay Area Impact Summit - Spring '18

  • Palo Alto, CA USA (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:

  • Identifying alternative sources of capital, including family offices and foundations

  • Investing into diverse teams and serving diverse customers

  • Gender Inclusion

  • Blended Capital Models.

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


12:00 pm: Doors open / Registration

1:00 - 5:30 pm: Program including keynote presentation, breakout sessions, and two rounds of social impact presentations from CEOs

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Reception

SPEAKERS - see our growing list

JUDGES AND ENTREPRENEURS will be announced soon


  • 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


We have a couple of spaces left for outstanding social entrepreneurs who are ready to pitch at our April demo day and take their social enterprise to the next level. 

If you are a Bay Area based social impact for-profit company (seeking both financial and social/ environmental returns), please reach out to our Entrepreneur Manager Pippa Gawley and send her the following information by March 8 via email

  • Company and CEO name
  • Elevator pitch (2-3 lines)
  • Funding status (i.e. "currently seeking $1.5M seed round)


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