The EndPoverty Summit 2019 will engage students from Social Entrepreneurship and Engineering Programs programs at Universities and Colleges Worldwide. In addition, the Summit will also engage Entrepreneurs of startups and businesses that are in the process of scaling so that they can share their experiences with students from around the world.
EndPoverty 2019 Schedule*
*Schedule subject to change. updates Will appear in The endpoverty newsletter.
Friday, November 22 - 9 am to 2 pm EST
9:00 to 11 am
9:00 -9:10 AM
Social Ventures Foundation
The history and mission of the Summit and the Social Ventures Foundation.
9:10 to 9:30
Key Note Speakers
The Students of Social Ventures
Two recently graduated University students who have founded sustainable businesses focused on the "Bottom of the Pyramid" will address the summit.
9:30 to 11:00
Doing Business WIth a Purpose
Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Mideast
Universities, Businesses, and Startups from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East will present their case studies about how they are doing business with a purpose. Social Venture Entrepreneurs will share their stories about their startups and why they decided to do business with a purpose to develop sustainable jobs, products, and/or services that lift the livelihoods of the poor.
11 to Noon
Financing Startups to Scale Round Table: Almost 90% of the businesses focused on the EndPoverty space are startups. Staff and Advisors from the EndPoverty Fund will discuss the immense challenges of securing funding and investment to finance new inventions and innovations that can lift the livelihoods of the poor at the "Bottom of the Pyramid". A variety of funding mechanisms will be discussed in connection with the underwriting of pre and post revenue startups including follow-on rounds for businesses that are scaling.
11:30 am to Noon
Meeting Unmet Poverty Reduction Challenges Round Table
Representatives of Social Engineering and Entrepreneurship Programs at Universities Worldwide will be invited to address how their programs are meeting the unmet poverty reduction challenges in a variety of sectors including health, transportation, housing, agriculture, environment, education, and energy. We anticipate several startup ideas to spring from this round-table discussion based upon hundreds of "sandbox" innovations being developed at Universities globally.
Noon to 2 PM
Noon to 1:30 pm
Doing Business with a Purpose
North, Central, and South America
Universities, Businesses, and Startups from North, Central, and South America will present their case studies about how they are doing business with a purpose. Social Venture Entrepreneurs will share their stories about their startups and why they decided to do business with a purpose to develop sustainable jobs, products, and/or services that lift the livelihoods of the poor.
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
The End Poverty 2019 Awards Ceremony Review
EndPoverty 2019 Awards will be issued in January in January of 2020 to an individual, Universities, Univeobusinesses, and startups that have developed the most outstanding sustainable products, services, and jobs that lift the livelihoods of the poor. The Awards categories are:
EndPoverty 2019 Social Venture Platinum
EndPoverty 2019 Social Venture Gold
EndPoverty 2019 Social Venture Silver
EndPoverty 2019 Social Venture Individual