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Wednesday, May 9 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Funding Your Social Enterprise

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Telling the story of your Socially-minded business is difficult. Helping a potential funder understand it can seem impossible! The three panelists have real-world experience investing in Social Enterprise and will discuss what to do, and what not to do, when approaching them for funding.

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Allen Proctor

CEO, SocialVentures
Buying from, mentoring, and investing in Central Ohio social enterprises. Finding customers, getting a mentor, getting investors for Central Ohio social enterprises.

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Steve Fireman

President and General Counsel, Economic and Community Development Institute
As an accomplished entrepreneur, Mr. Fireman has taken his experience and success as a business founder and owner to the non-profit world, where he currently serves as the President and General Counsel of the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI).  Additionally, Mr... Read More →
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Ben Lagemann

CEO, OHIoT, Inc.
Ben holds nearly twenty years of startup and technology experience with roles ranging from computer engineer and CEO to fund manager and sitting on Boards of Directors. Currently he is CEO of a startup delivering innovative smart home solutions with a focus on basements and equipment... Read More →
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Emily Savors

Director of Grants Management, The Columbus Foundation
Since 1991, Emily has assisted the Foundation in carrying out its services to donors and supporting organizations, nonprofit organizations, and the community at-large. She has served as a catalyst in addressing community needs by researching, reviewing, and spearheading projects for... Read More →

Wednesday May 9, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Collaborate Stage at Vue Columbus (aka Chase Basecamp)