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Fordham Social Innovation 

This week in innovation...
    1) Purposeful Investment
    2) Social Venture Contests
    3) Opportunities to get involved with FordhamSI

Events

NY+Acumen
Impact Investing Workshop

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Fordham’s Social Innovation Collaboratory and Net Impact chapter welcome NY+Acumen to lead a series of workshops on Social Impact. NY+Acumen provides emerging leaders with the skills and moral imagination to take part in changing the way the world tackles poverty. Our first workshop on March 2 will provide participants with a better understanding of Impact Investing models, the broad landscape of investors, and the type of financial, operational and ethical challenges impact investors face. Participants will engage in interactive case studies lead by Billy Marks, who is currently a Senior Compliance Associate at JPMorgan and previously worked in the International Asset Finance Group at Clifford Chance US LLP.
 
When: Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where: Lincoln Center - Lowenstein South Lounge
Dress-code: Business casual attire. Please, no sneakers or jeans.
 

Changemaker Challenge

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The Fordham Changemaker Challenge is a student social venture contest organized by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory. Through the Challenge, students generate ideas for innovative projects or ventures that respond to a social or environmental problem. Winners will receive seed funding to launch or expand their ventures.
1st Prize - $2,500  |  2nd Prize – $1,500  |  3rd Prize - $1,000
Learn more about info sessions and deadlines HERE.
Read judging criteria HERE.
Submit your application HERE.
INFO SESSION TODAY @ 1pm in Hughes 300A

Data Science Day

Join the Columbia University Data Science Institute for demos​ and lightning talks by​ researchers ​presenting their latest work in data science. The event is designed to foster collaboration between innovators in academia and industry.
Keynote: Dan Doctoroff, CEO, Sidewalk Labs

Date: Wednesday, April 6th
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Register and Learn More
From Entrepreneurship Society:
We have a few more spots available for our trip to Squarespace HQ:
Date/Time: Wednesday March 2 at 3:30pm
Email us by Friday(Feb.26) at noon if you are interested. First come first served!
Stay updated on the latest on campus with the Changemaker Blog!
Also!
We hope to see you around and look forward to a great year of innovation!
Check out our Changemaker blog here.
Check out our official page here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to socialinnovation@fordham.edu
Check out more jobs and internships at:
Check out resources for entrepreneurs at Startup Fordham
Looking to get involved? The Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members, working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice and environmental sustainability. We are looking for new members to help with communications efforts. If you find yourself a hardworking and passionate individual, contact Max to see how you can get involved. 
'Like' us on Facebook HERE to stay up to date on Fordham Innovation and to start discussions of your own. 
Opportunities
How good is your social venture? Put it to the test in a high stakes competition and have a chance at winning $10,000. CommonBond is a social enterprise that is currently taking applications for it's Social Impact Award. Learn more and apply by February 29th HERE.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE IN 5 DAYS
Looking to build program management and networking skillsets? The Fordham SI Collaboratory is looking for students to help with the development of a major social innovation conference that will be held in April. Shoot us an email to take advantage of this great opportunity!
Our mailing address is:
socialinnovation@fordham.edu

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