The Social Entrepreneurship Summit is a three-part event:
Changemaker Challenge Pitch Competition (5:00-5:30pm)
The Changemaker Challenge, part of Temple University’s Social Entrepreneurship program, is a workshop series and culminating pitch competition which offers guidance, resources, and seed funding to ideas and social impact ventures aiming to create positive change in the world.
Changemaker Showcase & Networking (5:30-6:00pm)
An opportunity to speak with organizations and individuals making a difference, and explore opportunities to collaborate. Featuring unique technology so you can network with Changemaker Challenge finalists and organizations from Temple University and the Philadelphia area.
Changemakers in Action: An Expert Panel (6:00-6:45pm)
Philadelphia ranks as the poorest major American city. The move for communities to become more self-reliant in building prospering, equal and equitable societies has only increased over the past year with the deterioration of international trade relationships, the decline in economic and social coordination within the U.S., and the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic. How can Philadelphia leverage its unique strengths and resources to better provide all of its citizens the basic human rights of food, shelter, understanding, empathy and opportunity?
Come listen to three local experts, who are pioneers in the areas of housing, locally-sourced nutrition and university-government-community collaboration, discuss the challenges they see for Philadelphia and how we can start to overcome them. This session will provide valuable insight for current students, alumni and community leaders to help each of us be part of the change needed to create a more equitable and thriving Philadelphia.
Omar Blaik, CEO & Co-Founder, U3 Advisors
Diana Lind, Executive Director, Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and author of Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing
Heather Marold Thomason, Butcher & Founder, Primal Supply Meats
Marilyn Anthony, Assistant Professor of Practice, Temple University Fox School of Business
Changemaker Showcase & Networking (6:45-7:30pm)
After the panel, revisit our showcase organizations and individuals, plus enjoy the opportunity to meet one-on-one (virtually) with the panelists.