From Stanford Session courtesy SSIR

Kudos to Stanford for marking February 24th Social Entrepreneurship day.

“More than 150 people attended the Social Entrepreneurship Day panel, which was sponsored by Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Social Innovation. The second annual Stanford University event, held February 24, brought a diverse, standing-room-only crowd and featured a lively discussion on ways to fund social enterprises, moderated by Kriss Deiglmeier, Executive Director of the Center for Social Innovation. Panelists included dynamic social sector leaders Jenny Shilling Stein (Draper Richards Foundation), Jessica Jackley Flannery (, Amy Clark (Ashoka), and Suzanne McKechnie Klahr (BUILD).”

Looking forward to when we can boast the same in Canada. Until then, make sure you review the content from the Social Entrepreneurship Summit at MaRS and check out the free audio and photo gallery from SSIR‘s Social Entrepreneurship Day panel as these key leaders answer this question:

“At what stage do the funders come in when funding a social venture, and what are they looking for?”

David Smith

David is Project Leader at the Martin Prosperity Institute and a practicing management consultant. He is a recent MBA grad from the Rotman School of Management and is passionate about developing the thinking and leadership potential of others. See more…