Monday, July 26, 2010

Colorado's Super #Socent Summer

OK, you all know I am a big fan of Colorado. I love living here. But this week, I REALLY love living here.

Why? Because this place is going off. Since late May, the Unreasonable Institute has been down in Boulder, building social enterprises with the potential to impact 1 million people. An amazing group of people. On Saturday, they are doing their final pitches. Buy your tickets here.

And in early July, sixty plus innovative people from around the world came to CSU to be part of the fourth International Development Design Summit. They will be giving technology demos and updates on their projects this Wednesday in Lory Student Center Ballroom at 2 pm. Special guest evaluators include Marc Manera from Acumen Fund, Patrick Maloney from Lemelson Foundation, Phil Weilerstein from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, and the inimitable Paul Polak of D-Rev and Windhorse.

If you are into social entrepreneurship and you are anywhere near Colorado, I'd encourage you to attend at least one of these events. Can you say "epicenter"? Seriously, this is a great way to acquaint yourself with this movement and some amazing people in the middle of it.

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