Wednesday, August 10, 2016
TIME: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: E40-160register here
The advent of new legal frameworks on Public Benefit Corporations (PBC) and Program Related Investments (PRI) has opened new avenues for entrepreneurs to raise money from impact-minded investors. At the same time, entrepreneurs are starting to pay more attention to the value of social, economic, and environmental impact in their business models. This panel will better educate MIT students on available opportunities in this space.
- Miguel Granier – Founder/Managing Director, Invested Development, an impact investment fund manager specializing in early stage mobile, alternative energy, and agriculture technology startups.
- Lauren Cochran – Director of Private Investments, Blue Haven Initiative. Lauren spent five years at Imprint Capital leading investments in emerging and frontier markets that provide a measurable positive social impact as well as a commercial financial return.
- Joseph Stieg – CFO, Long River Ventures and Senior Advisor, Village Capital. Village Capital has a unique investment and entrepreneurship support methodology for regions of the U.S. that are often underserved by mainstream investment capital.
- Kathleen McQuiggan – Senior VP, Pax World Management, a recognized leader in sustainable investing, i.e., the full integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision making.
- Sorin Grama (moderator) – Co-founder, Promethean Power Systems, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship.