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

October 20 — Social Entrepreneur Roundtable
From 10:30AM to 11:30AM Hosted Online

November 17 — Social Entrepreneur Roundtable
From 10:30AM to 11:30AM Hosted Online


Speaking Engagements


Coming Soon


December 3, 2019 Women to Watch: Giving Greater

September 19, 2019 6th Annual Great Plains Institutional Forum

May 1, 2019Impact Investing Day: Investing towards comprehensively healthy and equitable communities

April 17, 2019Real Estate Opportunity Zones Summit: From Beginner to Advanced Strategies

March 5, 2019Confluence Philanthropy’s 9th Annual Practitiones Gathering: DAFs: Maximizing the Impact of Donor Advised Funds

January 18, 2019MCF Conference: “Opportunity Zones are the talk of the town: How can Foundations Engage?”

November 8, 2018Impact Investing Breakfast Featuring Aperio and Impact Engine

October 8, 2018Twin Cities Start Up Week “By, For, With: Investing in Diversity”

September 18, 2018Greater Philadelphia Philanthropy Network Social Innovation Symposium “Mission Aligned Investing for Community Impact”

September 12, 20185th 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, 2018Impact Investing Lunch and Learn “Impact Investing 101”

July 9, 2018Impact Investing Lunch and Learn “Impact Investing 101”

May 16, 2018Mission Investors Echange Conference

April 23-25, 2018CLA 2018 National Foundation Conference

April 12, 2018 – Carleton Breakfast Club:”Can You Do Good and Do Well?”

March 14-15, 2018ConnectUP!

January 30, 2018Fresh 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, 2017NYC High water Women Investing for Impact Symposium 2017: “Taking Action: Removing obstacles to change”

November 7-8, 2017Minneapolis Confluence Philanthropy Water Summit: “Water Quality and Sustainable Agriculture”

October 18, 2017MCF Midwest Corporate Philanthropy Webinar: “Triple Bottom Line Best Practices”

October 10-12, 2017San Francisco SOCAP: “Real Places: Real Change for Diverse Communities” with Mission Investors Exchange

September 28, 2017MCF Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: “Using Impact Investing Tools For Mission”