Summit 2011

OVER 40 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS WILL PRESENT AT THE SUMMIT, INCLUDING:

Abby Fung

Abby Fung
Senior Consultant
Root Cause Consulting

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang
Founder
Venture for America

Casey Recupero
Executive Director
Year Up Boston

Cheryl Dorsey
President
Echoing Green

Chris Baker

Chris Baker
Founder
OneSeed Expeditions

David Ager
Director of
Undergraduate Studies

Social Entrepreneurship
Lecturer
Harvard Sociology Dept.

David Gergen
Director
Center for Public Leadership
Senior Political Analyst
CNN

Debra Zimmerman
Executive Director
Women Make Movies

Elizabeth Garlow
Business Development
ACCION USA

Fabian Pfortmüller

Fabian Pfortmuller
Founder
Sandbox Network

Gordon Bloom

Gordon Bloom
Founder
Social Entrepreneurship
Collaboratory at Stanford
Harvard & Princeton

Gus Schuemacher

Gus Schumacher
Executive Vice President
Wholesame Wave

Heidi Cuppari

Heidi Cuppari
Director of Investor Relations
International Development Enterprises

Jeff Church
Co-Founder & CEO
Nika Water Co.

Soccket Founders

Jessice Matthews
Julia Silverman

sOccket Inventors
Uncharted Play Founders

John Hall

Jon Hall
Co-founder
Ivy Council
Social Enterprise

Jonah Lupton
Founder
Inspired Futures Fund

Josh Suskewicz

Josh Suskewicz
Principal
Innosight

Julie Idlet

Julie Idlet
Founder
CYCLE Kids

Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler
Co-Founder
MetaLAB@Harvard
Zeega

Kim Plewes
International Youth
Programming Coordinator
Free the Children

Laurie Parise
Founder
Youth Represent

Laura Menucci

Laura Menucci
Director of Outreach
RAW Art Works

Matt Stolhandske

Matt Stolhandske
Co-Founder
Director of Outreach

Sinapis Group

Nicholas Negroponte
Founder
One Laptop Per Child

Rebecca Kantar

Rebecca Kantar
Co-founder & CEO
Minga

Robert Gerard Pietrusko

Robert Pietrusko
Co-founder
MetaLAB@Harvard

Rachel Singh

Rachel Singh
Teaching Fellow
Boston Teacher Residency

Sean Palfrey

Sean Palfrey
Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health
Boston University, Boston Medical Center

Stanley Pollack
Founder,
Executive Director

Center for Teen Empowerment

Tina Tan
Co-founder
Vertigrow

Vic Acosta
Executive Director
Back on my Feet

Zachary Hamed

Zachary Hamed
Founder
Aid Aide

Summit 2010 Speakers




Organizations

Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet provides a 6-9 month program to individuals living in homeless facilities, using job training opportunities, education, and dedication to running as a means of building community and self-sufficiency.

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Boston Teacher Residency

In exchange for a three-year commitment to Boston Public Schools, the Boston Teacher Residency gives college graduates the opportunity to spend an entire year in a public school classroom and to earn a master's degree in education.

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Center for Teen Empowerment

The Center for Teen Empowerment uses the Teen Empowerment Model to inspire problem-solving among young people and encourage them to create positive change within their communities. Each of the Center's four sites hires young people as organizers to hire other youth and establish other initiatives that address serious issues.

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CityStep

CityStep is a unique organization run entirely by undergraduates that introduces public school youth to the performing arts as an outlet for creative self-expression, a tool for building self-esteem, and a means to mutual understanding.

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CYCLEKids

CYCLEKids uses the bicycle as an instrument for 4th and 5th grade students to exercise and engage in both physical and literacy activity. Participants of the program learn bike-skills-based lessons that instill a love for physical activity, build an understanding of healthy eating and play, gain confidence and meet mentors who further instill these positive teachings.

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D.Light

d.light serves households without reliable electricity by replacing kerosene lanterns, allowing them to attain the same quality of life as those with access to electricity. d.light aspires to have improved the quality of life of 50 million people by the end of 2015.

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Echoing Green

Echoing Green provides start-up capital and technical assistance to social entrepreneurs and offers a strong network of support to leaders in the field.

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Free the Children

Free the Children works to alleviate poverty and exploitation among children through educating and empowering young people in both developing and developed countries. The organization's Adopt a Village development model provides education, health care, and income sources to rural communities.

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Guayaki Tea

Guayaki partners with farming communities in the South American Atlantic Rainforests, which harvest organic yerba mate and generate renewable income streams that enable these communities to improve their lives and restore their lands. Guayaki aims to restore 200,000 acres of rainforest and create over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020.

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Harlem Children’s Zone

Harlem Children's Zone aims to holistically rebuild the Harlem community by providing parenting workshops, educational programs, and health services free of charge to families. The organization, which operates three charter schools, has expanded its network of programs to nearly 100 blocks of Harlem.

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iCater program, Pine Street Inn

For more then 10 years, iCater has been delivering tasty and nutritious meals to non-profit institutions, schools and other organizations. 100% of the proceeds from iCater fund Pine Street’s food service training program. This program advances the work-life skills of homeless men and women, enabling them to move toward self-sufficient lives and gain tangible skills that aide them in that effort.

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Innosight

Innosight is a boutique consulting, training, and investment firm that works with Fortune 500 companies, startups, non-profits, and national governments to improve their ability to create innovation-driven growth. Our unique methodologies and proprietary tools facilitate the discovery of new, high-growth markets and the rapid creation of breakthrough products and services that maximize resonance with customers while minimizing competitive threats. Our end-to-end, highly differentiated approach converts the quest for innovation and growth into a predictable and reliable process.

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International Development Enterprises

International Development Enterprises creates income opportunities for the rural poor by providing irrigation technologies, creating supply and market chains, and promoting rural marketing.

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Inspired Futures Social Impact Venture Fund

The Inspired Futures Social Impact Venture Fund invests in emerging socially responsible companies in the Boston area, providing social entrepreneurs with funding, office space, advising, and a variety of resources that encourage growth and revenue.

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KIPP

KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a network of college-preparatory charter schools across the United States. KIPP schools strive to establish a strong culture of achievement through building partnerships among parents, students, and teachers; hiring outstanding educators; and increasing time in school.

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Maa-Bara

Maa-Bara is a closed-loop agricultural model that produces healthy fish and vegetables in areas with limited arable land. The organization has successfully established the model in the Niger Delta, bringing jobs and food security to hundreds in the area.

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metaLAB@Harvard

metaLAB@Harvard is an experimental research unit hosted at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society dedicated to innovation in the arts, media and humanities. The lab is founded on the belief that some of the key research challenges and opportunities of the new millennium, not to mention crucial questions about experience in a connected world, about the boundaries of culture and nature, about democracy and social justice, transcend divisions between the arts, humanities and sciences; between the academy, industry, and the public sphere; between theoretical and applied knowledge.

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Minga

Minga is the only nonprofit dedicated to fighting the global child sex trade by harnessing the power of teens. In the Quechua language, Minga means “the coming together of a community for the betterment of all," reflected their uniting of teens to fight the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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Nika Water Co.

NIKA donates 100% of the profits from the sale of its bottled water to supporting clean water projects in impoverished countries. In addition, NIKA invests in carbon offsetting programs and has developed a unique recycling program in which the organization pays high schools nationwide a small fee for each plastic bottle that the school collects and recycles.

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OneSeed

OneSeed expeditions partners with travelers and local communities to ensure that tourism revenue goes directly to guides, porters, and local entrepreneurs. In addition, the organization invests 10 cents of every dollar through the OneSeed Fund into microfinance initiatives that provide start-up capital to women entrepreneurs.

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One Laptop per Child

OLPC aims to provide each child in the developing world with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. To this end, OLPC has designed hardware, content and software for collaborative and self-empowered learning. With access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education and are able to learn and create together.

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Partners in Health

Partners in Health has developed a community-based model of care to treat health problems in poor settings that involves access to primary health care; free health care and education for the poor; community partnerships; development of the public sector; and alleviation of poverty. Partners in Health has brought its approach to twelve countries across the globe.

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ProjectRise

Project Rural Irrigation System for Ekumdipe, one of Ghana's northern rural regions, aims to help Ekumdipe overcome poverty by providing its citizens with a rural irrigation system to overcome idleness during the unproductive dry season and improve income.

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Project Yele

Project Yele was created in 2007 to improve the living conditions of the citizens of Yele, Sierra Leone, by establishing a community bazaar and by developing a hydro electric power plant. Project Yele intends to enhance business opportunities for small industry in the area and expand rural electrification across Africa.

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Raw Art Works

Over 20 years ago RAW started to place paint brushes into the hands of kids. RAW's team of art therapists began by traveling throughout Massachusetts creating art with incarcerated youth. In 1994 we opened RAW Space in Lynn to help more youth and to prevent more incarceration by creating a safe, supportive environment within their community. Since then, RAW has used the power of the arts to inspire thousands of young artists to tell their stories, envision new possibilities, and transform their lives.

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Sandbox Network

Sandbox incubates the most exceptional young achievers between 20 and 30 by providing them with a trusted environment to grow and ultimately have more impact. We select, connect and support young people who make things happen in a global community.

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Sinapis Group

Sinapis provides aspiring social entrepreneurs in the developing world with consulting and mentoring services, access to seed capital, and a Christ-centered business education. The organization focuses specifically on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in their earliest stages, typically when these ventures are still merely ideas.

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sOccket

The sOccket is a cutting-edge alternative energy solution: it's a mini-generator in the form of a soccer ball! The device was designed for use in developing communities where electricity is often inaccessible. When kids play with the sOccket, an internal mechanism captures energy from the movement of the ball. This power is stored and can be used later to charge critical accessories like a reading lamp, water purifier, or cell phone. The sOccket provides families in need with immediate access to an energy source that is clean, simple, portable, and, of course, fun.n order to bring the sOccket from the drawing board to reality, Julia and Jessica launched Uncharted Play, Inc., which has allowed the two recent Harvard grads to transform the sOccket project from an exercise in innovative design into a full-fledged social enterprise that serves those in need around the globe.

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Solar Powered Autoclave

The Solar-Powered Autoclave harnesses the power of the sun into a device that allows nurses in underprivileged communities to quickly and efficiently sanitize medical equipment for re-use. These portable devices provide for higher quality medical care and lower chances of infection, regardless of a community's access to electricity.

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Supply Change

Supply Change is a fair-trade organic fruit company that uses fruit that would otherwise be wasted, processing it into high-value, high-quality products to provide income for farmers and nutritious food for consumers. The organization connects Paraguay's small-scale farmers, enabling them to participate in trade and business decisions.

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Vertigrow

VertiGrow is a vertical farming device that allows families to grow their own nutritious food on the sides of their homes, walls, or roofs, and is designed to conserve water, reinforce unstable house structures, and maximize growing space. The technology addresses two global problems: rapid urbanization and malnutrition. It improves the health and agency of people in slums and crowded urban areas around the world, while cultivating community empowerment and entrepreneurship.

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Water Innovations

The Water Innovations Alliance is an industry association focused on developing new funding, increasing collaboration and raising awareness for cutting-edge water technologies and the problems they solve.The Alliance serves the entire spectrum of the water sector: corporations, investors, engineering firms, start-ups, NGOs, research centers, municipalities, and others in the field.

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Wholesome Wave

The mission of Wholesome Wave is to empower historically excluded urban and rural communities to make better food choices by increasing access to and affordability of fresh, locally grown food. Their partnership-based initiatives, such as the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx), demonstrate and support the viability of healthy food commerce and its ability to rebuild our nation’s food system.

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Women Make Movies

Women Make Movies is a non-profit media arts organization that facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization places a special emphasis on supporting the work of women of color.

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Year Up

Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.

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YogaHope

yogaHOPE is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing rehabilitative yoga programs in residential facilities for underserved women in substance abuse recovery, poor and homeless women, and victims of domestic violence.

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Youth Represent

Youth Represent provides legal representation, education, policy advocacy, and community support to youth ages 24 and under who have been affected by the criminal justice system.

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Zeega

Zeega will enable anyone to create participatory projects that combine original content with photos, videos, text, audio and maps via APIs from across the web. Our mission is not only to give voice to individuals, but to create a platform that empowers individuals to give voice to others.

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