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

1+ Many: The Power of Convening for Social Impact

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

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

Even in our high tech world, sometimes it takes people actually coming together to really make things happen. Austin has proven this theory for many years with incubators, accelerators, research centers, funding events and with gatherings like SXSW. Recently, the city has exploded with a plethora of coffee shops, co-working spaces, incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurial hubs with more to come as people seek out places to convene and share ideas.

In social impact, where companies create not only market value but also contribute to the social, environmental and civic good, perhaps the power of convening becomes even more relevant. So how does all of this work? Is the infrastructure in place for Austin to be a top city for social impact? What do we need to create and what can we learn from those who have blazed that path around the country and around this globally connected city? Join experts and entrepreneurs who are leading this charge for an informative and engaged discussion.


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Brian Schoenbaum

Founder I Pilot


Erin Grey


Aunt Bertha Inc

Scott Collier

Managing Dir

Pasadera Capital

Scott Collier is a Managing Director at investment bank Pasadera Capital and spent the prior 20 years as a venture capital and private equity manager, most recently as Managing Director of Triton V...

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Steve Wanta

Global Program Dir

Whole Planet Foundation

Steve is passionate about microfinance and business solutions that improve the lives of the poor. He was hired by Whole Planet Foundation in March 2006 as the Field Program Manager to support the c...

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