Cogent’s Social Entrepreneur Roundtables are an opportunity for social enterprises to discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship and impact investing as well as to share and exchange resources.
Public benefit corporations, for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises, and individuals are invited to the Social Entrepreneurs Roundtables. The only requirement is that the participating organization is mission-driven and interested in the impact investing community.
The purpose of the Social Entrepreneur Roundtables is to create an environment of peer learning that facilitates the expansion of the Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem. We have found that group discussions are fruitful for entrepreneurs because although the stage, scale, and structure of each of the attending organizations varies, their questions about impact investing and business overlap.
The Social Entrepreneur Roundtables are held at community partners around the metro. Previous locations have included Impact Hub MSP, The Improve Group and James J. Hill Library. Please see the Eventbrite page for each Social Entrepreneur Roundtable for the specific location.
December 3, 2019 – Women to Watch: Giving Greater
September 19, 2019 – 6th Annual Great Plains Institutional Forum
May 1, 2019 – Impact Investing Day: Investing towards comprehensively healthy and equitable communities
April 17, 2019 – Real Estate Opportunity Zones Summit: From Beginner to Advanced Strategies
March 5, 2019 – Confluence Philanthropy’s 9th Annual Practitiones Gathering: DAFs: Maximizing the Impact of Donor Advised Funds
January 18, 2019 – MCF Conference: “Opportunity Zones are the talk of the town: How can Foundations Engage?”
November 8, 2018 — Impact Investing Breakfast Featuring Aperio and Impact Engine
October 8, 2018 — Twin Cities Start Up Week “By, For, With: Investing in Diversity”
September 18, 2018 – Greater Philadelphia Philanthropy Network Social Innovation Symposium “Mission Aligned Investing for Community Impact”
September 12, 2018 – 5th Annual Great Plains Institutional Forum “Panel: Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Integration”
September 6, 2018 – “Wise Women Leaders and Money: Rhythm and Soul—Part 1” From 4:00–8:00PM at the FINNOVATION Lab with Julie Delene of Move As One and Ivy Kaminsky of Find Your Power
July 10, 2018 – Impact Investing Lunch and Learn “Impact Investing 101”
July 9, 2018 – Impact Investing Lunch and Learn “Impact Investing 101”
May 16, 2018 – Mission Investors Echange Conference
April 23-25, 2018 — CLA 2018 National Foundation Conference
April 12, 2018 – Carleton Breakfast Club:”Can You Do Good and Do Well?”
March 14-15, 2018 – ConnectUP!
January 30, 2018 – Fresh Energy: “Energizing Impact: How Can Private Investment Spur Clean Energy For All?
January 11, 2018 – Carleton Breakfast Club: “Can You Do Good and Do Well?”
November 30, 2017 — NYC High water Women Investing for Impact Symposium 2017: “Taking Action: Removing obstacles to change”
November 7-8, 2017 — Minneapolis Confluence Philanthropy Water Summit: “Water Quality and Sustainable Agriculture”
October 18, 2017 — MCF Midwest Corporate Philanthropy Webinar: “Triple Bottom Line Best Practices”
October 10-12, 2017 — San Francisco SOCAP: “Real Places: Real Change for Diverse Communities” with Mission Investors Exchange
September 28, 2017 — MCF Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: “Using Impact Investing Tools For Mission”