Don't forget to register for our panel discussion on How to Create Change Through Impact Investing on Monday 10/16!
We've added information on our panel speakers and hope to see you there.
Please join us to learn How to Create Change Through Impact Investing with our partner IVY. Together we will explore the power of impact investing and learn about the myriad solutions made possible through funding meaningful entrepreneurial projects.
Acumen’s goal is to alleviate global poverty by investing in agriculture, education, energy, health, housing, and water. Through an insightful keynote panel and deep roundtable discussions, we’ll learn how we can get involved to ...eliminate poverty and inspire others to take up the mantle. Before and after, we’ll gather for wine and lively conversation. We can’t wait to see you there!
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Arrival, Networking, Wine & Refreshments
7:00pm - 7:45pm: Moderated Impact Investing Panel Discussion
7:45pm - 8:15pm: Round Table Discussion
8:15pm - 8:45pm: Networking, Wine & Refreshments
Evelyn Kuo Fitzgerald - SVP Chicago Executive Director
Patrick Murphy, Ph.D - Professor, DePaul University
Jeff Rosset - Social Impact Entrepreneur
Gilad Andorn - MBA Candidate at the Booth School of Business
Catherine Lien - Vice President at McNally Capital
All proceeds support Acumen's efforts to alleviate global poverty. If you are an IVY member, please register with via IVY. Otherwise, use the Eventbrite link in the event details. See you there!
Join Chicago+Acumen for a film screening of Living on One Dollar. The award winning film follows the story of four young friends who set out to live on just one dollar a day for eight weeks in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites and the realization that there are no easy answers. Yet, the generosity and strength of Rosa, a 20 year old woman, and Chino, a 12 year old boy gives them resilient hope that there are effective ways to make a difference.
View the trailer h...ere: https://youtu.be/Ze72rpWp_Dg…
5:30 Registration and Networking
6:00 Film Screening of Living on One Dollor
7:45 Event Ends
THIS THURSDAY: Acumen & Impact Investing 101
Interetested in how impact investors identify and invest in game-changing companies, leaders, and ideas that change how the world fights poverty?
Learn from the +Acumen team and former Acumen Fellow Neha Kale who worked at Husk Power Systems in rural India! Pizza and beer included.
We've extended the deadline...LAST DAY for regular priced tickets for our 4th Annual Boat Cruise Fundraiser!
With a high of 85 degrees and 0% chance of rain, what better way to spend your Saturday afternoon than on the water!
Since 2001, Acumen has invested $106 million in 96 companies, reached 200 million individuals and created and supported 58,000 jobs. Wish you knew more about the nuts and bolts behind this impact?
Join us to learn how Acumen and other impact investors identify and invest in game-changing companies, leaders, and ideas that change how the world fights poverty. Pizza and beer will be included.
Who should attend:...
- People interested in social impact/impact investing & hearing stories from the field.
-Social entreprenurs looking to understand how investors think.
-Investors seeking to understand how to evaluate potential investees.
Thank you to our event host WeWork!
WeWork provides small businesses, startups, freelancers, large enterprises, and everyone in between with the workspace, community, and services they need to make a life, not just a living. With weekly events, personalized support, month-to-month flexibility, and access to over 120,000 like-minded creators around the world, WeWork is the perfect place to grow your business. Book your tour here!
Find a blue shirt in your closet and join C+A for our boat cruise fundraiser on Saturday, June 10th.
Don't forget to buy your tickets!
Last Day for Early Bird Sales for our 4th Annual Boat Cruise and Open Bar!
Proceeds go to Acumen to support their efforts in poverty alleviation.
Early bird tickets are LIVE! We invite you to our fourth annual Waves of Change boat cruise and open bar on June 10th to support Acumen's efforts to end global poverty.
$65/person for a group of 5
Tickets are LIVE! Get your eary bird tickets today for our 2017 Waves of Change boat cruise today!
Join Chicago+Acumen and enjoy a beautiful summer day together on Lake Michigan while recognizing Acumen’s efforts in the water sector.
WHAT DO WE GET?
Three-hour cruise on Lake Michigan with open bar (well drinks, beer and wine), top-notch company including friends old and new, and the satisfaction of supporting water sector development through Chicago+Acumen.
WHAT CAUSE ARE WE SUPPORTING?
Proceeds go to Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund that raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty. Our vision is that one day all human beings will have access to the critical goods and services they need – including clean water, affordable health, housing, energy, agricultural inputs and services – so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and unleash their full human potential. Since 2001 Acumen has invested $101 million invested in 92 breakthrough innovations, impacted 189 million lives with dignity not dependence and created 58,000 jobs, improving livelihoods and economies.
Special thank you to our sponsor Mesirow Financial!