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Acara Social Venture Workshop: Impact Investing

Date: 04/04/2013

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: R-380 Vocational-Technical Education

Cost: $30


Can you make a change in the world and make a living doing it? Social ventures, also known as impact or environmental ventures, are an idea that you can indeed do just that. While the notion isn’t new, it is an idea that has been gaining increasing traction in the past few years and is creeping into many different types of businesses and non-profits globally.

The Acara program, part of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota has been running international courses for the past several years on developing impact ventures. This experience is now being packaged into a series of evening workshops for people who are interested in understanding more about social entrepreneurship.

Impact Investing: How to invest or find funding

This session will be useful to both people interested in funding social ventures and also those who are seeking funding. As you might expect, the funding mechanisms for impact ventures are rapidly and continually evolving. Investments are necessary to make the movement real. What are existing ways, how does this work. This session will talk about traditional funders, social funds and crowd funding.


  • Name: Fred Rose
  • E-mail: rosex122@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-845-0297
  • Sponsored by: Institute on the Environment


Gortner Avenue Ramp

More information: http://acara.environment.umn.edu/acara-social-venture-workshops

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, Institute on the Environment (bussx057@umn.edu, 612-626-9553).

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