Social Entrepreneur Roundtable

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.

Impact Investing Events

June 13 – Investing with a Native American approach Lunch and Learn
From 11:30am to 1:00pm at Impact Hub MSP
Please join use to see impact investing in action in a conversation with active impact investors and field builders, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl and Jill Newbold of Social Venture Circle Valerie will share their personal and professional experiences working with Native communities here and across the country. We look forward to learning from them to continue to build upon the Twin Cities Impact investing Ecosystem!

July 11 — Social Entrepreneur Roundtable
From 8:30AM to 9:30AM at Impact Hub MSP

August 8 — Social Entrepreneur Roundtable
From 12:00PM to 1:00PM at Impact Hub MSP

September 5 — Social Entrepreneur Roundtable
From 3:30PM to 4:30PM at Impact Hub MSP