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Entries from March 29th, 2010

The Value of the VC Model for Social Enterprises

March 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments · VC, socent

Tweet This past weekend was the second installment of the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation (held at NYU again), and it has been a great experience once again, especially as it relates to the refining of some of my previous thoughts regarding “social venture capital” and what value-add it has to the existing world of [...]

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What’s Next: 25 Big Ideas

March 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Personal, socent

Tweet Recently, I’ve been doing a bit of writing in addition to the regular blogging that I do, as part of a project inspired by Seth Godin’s e-book “What Matters Now.” The book I’m contributing to is called “What’s Next: Big Ideas from 25 Gen-Yers Under 25” and will feature 25 authors under the age [...]

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A New Favorite Website for Dealhunters

March 15th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Personal, tech

Tweet Are you one of those people that checks all those deal-a-day websites like Groupon or LivingSocial? Do you like knowing about all the latest sample sales and restaurant deals in your city? At the end of the day, do you like saving money. If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you should [...]

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Send MESS Express to the Unreasonable Institute!

March 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Personal, VC, socent

Tweet This past weekend at the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation, I met Matt Kochman, who is the founder of a social venture start-up called M.E.S.S. Express, or “Moving Every Student Safely.” Started at Cornell, where Kochman used to be a student, M.E.S.S. Express is a company whose goal is to provide prepaid transportation plans [...]

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StartingBloc Insights into Socent and Social VC

March 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Personal, VC, nextNY, socent

Tweet This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation conference in New York as a StartingBloc Fellow for 2010. The conference will continue on March 27th and conclude on the 28th, but already it’s been hugely insightful for me as someone interested in the intersection of social entrepreneurship [...]

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Launching… PennLaunch!

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Personal, VC, tech

Tweet One of the recurring themes in the start-up world is the importance of having a solid, supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem. This includes not only the venture capital itself, but also mentoring, banking and legal advisors, and forums for exchanging information, contacts, and advice. Just this week, I found that the University of Pennsylvania, my alma [...]

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