SOCAP 2014 (9/2-5 in San Fran; scholarships and free tickets announced)

SOCAP OPENThe annual Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) Conference connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build the market at the intersection of money and meaning. This is the premier event for social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs looking to build the new economy and use money as an engine of social change.

In 2013, SOCAP founder Tim Freundlich ’90 donated two tickets which were awarded to Wesleyan alumni Raghu Appasani ’12 and Rachel Lindsay ’04. Stay tuned for an announcement about SOCAP14 tickets for GOLD alumni (graduates of the last decade) this coming summer. The conference will take place September 2-5 in Fort Mason San Francisco.

In the meantime, the Patricelli Center is pleased to announce that The Gratitude Network is offering 150 outstanding entrepreneurs a scholarship to attend SOCAP14, along with other perks and prizes. Awards will be in the categories of education, global health, and community development and will include funding, ongoing mentorship, and publicity. Applications are due June 15 at

Finally, SOCAP is seeking your ideas for 2014 conference topics. Submit your thoughts on SOCAP OPEN by May 25. If your topic is selected and you are invited to lead your session, you will be offered a free conference ticket.