2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Impact.tech Mixer - Combining Profit with Purpose in Tech

Monday, March 14
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Impact.tech brings together a community of techies who strive to have a positive impact. This SXSW, the conversation comes to Austin.

In 1970, Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman wrote a New York Times Op-ed called "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits" in which he argued that the sole purpose of business is to maximize shareholder value and that anyone who disagrees is “undermining the basis of a free society”.

Needless to say, we disagree :-)

We’re a community of techies who believe the future of business will combine profit with impact and that the biggest societal problems also represent the biggest opportunities. We believe business can solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Already entrepreneurs are founding companies that are improving health, democratizing the political process, advancing education, alleviating poverty and literally saving lives — and making big profits ...

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Seth Bannon at SXSW

Seth Bannon

Founder & CEO


Social entrepreneur. Investor in early stage social impact startups. Founder of Amicus. Founder of Impact.tech. Y Combinator alum. Forbes 30 Under 30. Vegan.

Ela Madej at SXSW

Ela Madej


Fifty Years

Co-founder and CEO of Applicake (acquired 2013), co-founder of Base CRM, European Rails Conference Railsberry, as well as Polish startup community Hive. A Y Combinator alum. In 2014 she joined prom...

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