Innovations in Job and Wealth Creation, Social Finance, Philanthropy and Crowdfunding
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (5:30 - 9:30pm). We will have four concurrent panels discussing opportunities to innovate finance, and how we make Houston a center for this innovation.
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Impact Investing: Innovations in Job and Wealth Creation, Social Finance, Philanthropy and Crowdfunding
Impact investing is one of these world-changing innovations, and now is truly an innovative time for impact investing which is transforming the way we finance business and philanthropy. Come hear economic development experts, venture capitalists, social media technology experts and others discuss the opportunities and what we can do to make Houston a center for this innovation.
When: Tuesday, September 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m
Location: United Way of Greater Houston
Free parking in the adjacent garage
Cost: $50 (including dinner and all refreshments. Catering by "Kitchen Incubator")
to 5:45 p.m. Registration and
Networking - Dinner
to 6:45 p.m. Panel Session 1: Panels I & II
to 7:00 p.m. Break - Snack
to 8:00 p.m. Panel Session 2: Panels III & IV
to 8:45 p.m. Closing Session
to 9:30 p.m. Reception and Network -
Descriptions and Panelists
Panel I - Social Finance - cutting edge topics in mobilizing
private capital, talent and innovation dedicated to tackling social, health,
environmental and human service problems for the public good.
Moderator - Katherine A.
Meese, MPH, Program Manager, Methodist International
B. Khumawala Ph.D., CPA, Professor
of Accounting, Director, Nonprofit Management and Microfinance, C.T. Bauer
College of Business
Panel II - Crowd Sourced Funding – incentive and equity-based crowd
funding, the 2012 JOBS Act and the role of SEC-registered funding portals.
Moderator - Travis Crabtree,
Looper Reed & McGraw
Martin, Director, Texas Entrepreneur Network
Dobyns, CEO, Conzortia Business Funding, Inc
Marlett, Founder and Executive Director, National Crowdfunding Association
Panel III Crowdfunding Success
“Ultimate To-Do List Before You Launch”
Moderator - Kami Watson Huyse, Social Media
Rassul Zarinfar, Founder, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
David Dewane, Founder and Director, Librii/Libraries for Africa
Elliott J. Nunez, CEO, NextGen
Campbell & Riggs, P.C.
Karbaz, President and CEO, CoreX Materials, Inc.
Panel IV - The Role of Incubators,
Accelerators, CoWorking Spaces and Startup Boot Camps - the role of these models in
entrepreneurship and business start-ups and the resources offered by them.
Moderator - Paul C. Watson, Hermes Investment Group
Murthy, Managing Director, Indalo Solutions
Huan Le, A21 Young
Leader, Founder and President, Medifr,
founder and member of the board of Caphin, Inc.
Kreuer, Principal, RedHouse Associates, Inc.
Leah Mayo, Managing Director at START Houston
Capstone Session: Can
Houston be the center of Financial Innovation and Impact Investing?
Michele Price, Partnership
Director, SMC Houston and Host, Breakthrough Business Strategies
Jeff Reichman*, Houston
Chair, Startup America and Founder, January Advisors
Kirk Brand Coburn, Founder and
Managing Director, SURGE Accelerator
Rybarski*, Chairman, LifeChangeMarketing & Strategy
Juliana Garaizar, Managing Director at Houston Angel Network, Kauffman Fellow
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