2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Ecosystem Approach to Social Impact

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Room 400-402
500 E 4th St

Over the last two decades, entrepreneurs have developed some of the most effective methods to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from poverty and water usage to education access and affordable healthcare. We have witnessed huge growth in the number of fellowship programs, accelerators and impact investors popping up to support them. And yet, entrepreneurs still struggle to access the right type of capital at the right time to launch and grow their ventures.

In a city or community that has all of the ingredients for startups to succeed, is there a roadmap we can follow to harness its entrepreneurial energy to build a robust ecosystem that drives change?

In this panel, you'll hear from a successful social entrepreneur, leading impact investors and the founder of an impact accelerator on what goes in to the ecosystem approach to social impact.


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Erine Gray


Aunt Bertha Inc

Erine has been working on business and technology consulting projects for more than 12 years. His current company (Aunt Bertha) is making it easy for people to find food, health, housing and educat...

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Lewis Hower


Community Investment Management

Mr. Hower is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Global Impact Investing (SGII) Center at the University of Utah. The SGII Center is an industry-leading program that facilitates the growth of th...

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Philip Berber


Enable Impact

Irish-born and now Texas based, Philip Berber has enjoyed a long history of successful ventures. From 1984 to 1999 he was a high tech entrepreneur in London, Houston, and Austin. After selling his ...

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Zoe Schlag

Founder & Exec Dir


Zoe is the Founder and Executive Director of UnLtd USA, an accelerator that builds cities into ecosystems for entrepreneurs building solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental ...

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