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  • Seasoned Investors & Their Two Cents

    Insights into Impact Investing
    • By Rachel Shaheen
    • Published on March 22, 2016

    Guest speakers Howard Wolk, co-president of the Cross Country Group, and Asheesh Advani, CEO of Junior Achievement Worldwide, urged the SIF Entrepreneurs to consider these six key investor insights before taking a seat at the table with an ask in hand.

    Impact Investing Group Session
  • Valuation and Other Considerations for Early Stage Social Businesses

    Insights into Impact Investing
    • By Marissa Silapaswan
    • Published on March 15, 2016

    At the Social Innovation Forum’s March 8 accelerator session, we welcomed a panel of speakers to offer their insights into topics related to valuation, financing, and the social impact goals of investors. Joining SIF were Ramana Nanda, a professor at Harvard Business School specializing in entrepreneurial management and finance, Geraldine Alias and Erin Kerr, both Portfolio Managers at Choate Investment Advisors, and David Sand, Chief Impact Investment Officer and Chief Investment Strategist at Community Capital Management.

    Professor Ramana Nanda, Harvard Business School
  • Raising Capital and Term Sheets

    Insights into Impact Investing
    • By Marissa Silapaswan
    • Published on March 04, 2016

    Social Innovation Forum invited Christopher Mirabile, Chairman of the Angel Capital Association and co-Managing Director of Boston’s LaunchPad Venture Group, to host a Social Business Accelerator session focused on raising capital and analyzing term sheets. 

    Christopher Mirabile presents
  • Financing The Mission

    Insights into Impact Investing
    • By Jackie Rothmeier
    • Published on March 01, 2016

    On Tuesday, February 22, SIF’s Impact Entrepreneur cohort came together for the sixth session in our 2016 Social Business Accelerator to hear about financing options for social impact businesses from guest speakers David Boghossian, founder of Private Market Impact Fund, and Chat Reynders, Chairman and CEO of Reynders McVeigh Capital Management. 

    Financing the mission discussion
  • Understanding the Angel Investor

    Insights into Impact Investing
    • By Jackie Rothmeier
    • Published on February 23, 2016

    On Tuesday, February 9, SIF’s Impact Entrepreneur cohort came together for the fourth session in our 2016 Social Business Accelerator to hear from guest speaker John Conley, an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist, about the Angel Investor’s perspective. 

    John Conley presenting on Angel Investors
  • Understanding the Impact Investor

    Insights into Impact Investing
    • By Marissa Silapaswan
    • Published on February 09, 2016

    Who are impact investors? What do they care about? How do I, as an entrepreneur, learn to speak their language? These are some of the questions our “Impact Entrepreneur” cohort grappled with during the third session of SIF’s 2016 Social Business Accelerator, held at Bain Capital on February 2. 

    Tony Howland and Sara Minard present
  • Social Issue Talk Series

    Eight issue-focused talks featuring issue experts and the 2016 Social Innovators

    Want to learn more about current research on pressing social issues in greater Boston? Interested in hearing about effective solutions to our community's biggest challenges? Join the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) for our March Social Issue Talk Series and hear from leading experts and our 2016 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.

    SIF 2015 Social Issue Talk
  • Mentor Matching

    Insights into Impact Investing

    Finding the right mentors can be critical to the success of an early-stage business and mentorship is at the heart of the SIF Social Business Accelerator approach. 

    WiCare and mentors
  • SIF Launches 2016 Social Business Accelerator

    Insights into Impact Investing

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) launched its 4th annual Social Business Accelerator on January 19, kicking off 12 intense weeks of programming for the six social impact businesses in the cohort. Curious about what goes on in an accelerator? Interested in learning more about impact investing? We’ve launched this blog series, "Insights into Impact Investing," to offer a glimpse inside our Social Business Accelerator and share some of our learnings from our work in the emerging field of impact investing.

  • SIF Selects Six Startups for Social Business Accelerator

    Entrepreneurs focused on profit AND purpose receive mentoring and support to grow
    • By Marissa Silapaswan
    • Published on January 12, 2016

    The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has selected six companies for its 2016 Social Business Accelerator, a 12-week program designed to give social purpose businesses access to knowledge, connections, and growth capital that generates both social and financial returns.

    2016 Impact Entrepreneur Logos