A new form of capitalism is arising that recognizes our ability to direct the power and efficiency of market systems toward social impact. Social Capital Markets is dedicated to supporting the growth of this market. SOCAP is an annual event series that connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to build this market at the intersection of money and meaning.
SOCAP15 will be held October 6-9 at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. “In keeping with its eight-year history, SOCAP15 will feature content from across the growing landscape of social capital with a focus on innovative investing and entrepreneurship for impact.” Nearly 100 discounted or free tickets were made available to top-notch students, self-starter entrepreneurs, non-profit representatives, and mid-career changers who agreed to volunteer 12-18 hours during the 3.5 day conference.
For the third year in a row, SOCAP co-founder Tim Freundlich ’90 has secured two of these volunteer tickets for Wesleyan alumni. The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) will accept applications for these two volunteer slots until 11:59 p.m. on August 30, and winners will be announced on September 4. Winners will receive free tickets to SOCAP in exchange for 18 hours of volunteer work (or they will have the option of paying $200 for a 12-hour volunteer ticket instead), they will be responsible for their own travel costs, and they will be asked to report back on their experience via the ENGAGE blog. We’re sorry, but current students and current SOCAP15 ticket-holders are not eligible to apply.
What are Wesleyan alumni saying about SOCAP?
“SOCAP is a gathering of many of the best minds in social innovation. The place is abuzz with world changing ideas and opportunities.”—Jonah Sachs ’97, co-founder and CEO, Free Range Studios
“I’ve been to SOCAP several times and I highly recommend it to young alumni who are looking to either get their feet wet in this nascent, burgeoning industry or who want to launch an idea. There are few events like SOCAP that convene such a high quality group that is willing to engage in the thoughtful discussions required to create the new social capital economy.” —Meredith Lobel ’01, Principal, High Start Group
“I’ve been attending SOCAP for years, there’s no better place to get the pulse of the social enterprise and impact investing worlds. The sessions are amazing, but it won’t take you long to skip them for in-depth conversations with people doing amazing work.” —David Jay ’04, Co-Founder, Nudge at Samsung Accelerator