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Agents of Innovation: A Gathering of Social Entrepreneurs

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Agents of Innovation: A Gathering of Social Entrepreneurs
Saturday, April 142018

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Are you interested in starting a social venture as a means of bringing about social change? If so, then join us for Indiana Campus Compact’s first Agents of Innovation Gathering on Saturday, April 14, 2018 where budding social entrepreneurs will interact with business and community leaders who are working to effect change within our local communities. Participants will have the opportunity to network, brainstorm ideas, and leave with a plan. This event is part of the Social Innovation Microlending Program.

Schedule At-A-Glance

9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Registration – The Gathering Place
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome – The Auditorium
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Agents of Innovation: A Changemaker Panel – The AuditoriumKick-off the day by hearing from a panel comprised of entrepreneurs from throughout central Indiana who are working as changemakers within their own communities. They will share what it was like to develop their business and social ventures from the ground up and share advice on how to keep both goals and passion in sight.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Best In Class: Social Innovation Models – The AuditoriumParticipants will be introduced to various approaches to social change, models of social innovation and entrepreneurship, and strategies to continue to be an effective student leader and changemaker on your campus, in your community, and your chosen field. This session will also help participants to articulate their ideas for their own social ventures.
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Indiana Campus Compact’s Social Innovation Microlending Program Overview  The AuditoriumParticipants will learn more about the opportunity for current college students and alum social entrepreneurs to obtain a loan to start a social venture in Indiana. This opportunity is made possible by a partnership between Bankable and Indiana Campus Compact.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch  |  Buffet – The Gathering Place
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. From Idea to Innovation – The Gathering PlaceParticipants will be led through a creative design process allowing them to start conceptualizing how an idea could become a viable social venture. During this interactive process, participants will work in small groups to examine various areas of social concern and begin conceptualize a way to address a target issue through an innovative solution.
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – The Gathering Place




April 14
9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Anderson University Flagship Center, Anderson, IN
2705 Enterprise Dr.
Anderson, IN 46013
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