Location: The World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

1201 Ralston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129


8:30am

Registration & breakfast, tea and coffee    |    Olympus Room & Outside

9:00am

Welcome   |    Main Hall (K2)

9:10am

Opening speech with Bertrand Piccard     |    Main Hall (K2)

Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible as he did with his two round-the-world flights, recently in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop in a balloon. Since he launched the first flight around the world in a solar airplane, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become a voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

9:30am

Circle of trust with entrepreneurs, facilitators and advisors    |    Main Hall (K2)

A facilitated activity where we will go through the outline for the day, expectations from one another to make the day most effective, and build relationships.

10:15am

Entrepreneur presentations on their start-ups and one crucial challenge    |    Main Hall (K2)

The 10 entrepreneurs will share information about their organizations and biggest challenges in 5-minute presentations.

11:00am

Morning Break    |   Olympus Room

11:15am

Braintrust session 1    |    Main Hall (K2)

 

Five entrepreneurs break into Braintrust sessions and the rest into a workshop. Each entrepreneur in a braintrust is matched with 3-5 advisors and a facilitator manages a structured discussion to draw out the most valuable action resources and steps to address the challenge at hand.

Workshop session 1A and 1B concurrently:

1A. Positioning your social enterprise for venture funding with Lauren Pfeifer    |    Breakout A

This workshop is geared towards early-stage entrepreneurs preparing for their first round of funding.

1B. Leadership for Social Impact with Kate Hayes    |    Breakout B 

Advisors not in braintrusts are invited to join a workshop from the Director of Echoing Green

Lunch    |    Olympus Room

All attendees get to mingle over lunch and share experiences with one another.

12:45pm

 

Echoing Green Information Session    |    Main Hall (K2)

1:45pm

Braintrust session 2     |    Main Hall (K2)

The second round of braintrusts for the five remaining startups.

Workshop session 2A and 2B concurrently:

2A. Monetizing While Staying Aligned with your Mission with Lidiya Dervisheva     |     Breakout A

This workshop is geared to entrepreneurs who have already raised a round of funding, particularly those who have a strong product concept but are struggling to generate a sustainable income stream.

2B. Leadership for Social Impact with Kate Hayes    |    Breakout B 

Advisors not in braintrusts are invited to join a workshop from the Director of Echoing Green

2:00pm

3:30pm

 

Afternoon Break    |     Olympus Room

Daring Greatly interactive workshop with Risalat Khan     |     Main Hall (K2)

A facilitated session invites all attendees, including advisors and facilitators, to reflect on their own leadership journeys and make a commitment to do something that scares them—in a pursuit to break through ceilings that they feel constrained by.

3:40pm

4:40pm

Closing reflection    |     Main Hall (K2)

A group discussion to debrief the day, share and absorb learnings, and set intentions going forward.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking reception     |     Olympus Room and Outside

A networking reception to close the day. Enjoy drinks and bites, and get to know your fellow entrepreneurs and advisors. Expect appearances by special surprise guests.

 

Our Workshops:

Positioning your social enterprise for venture funding with Lauren Pfeifer

Entrepreneurs are passionate about the product they are building, not necessarily the ins and outs of venture capital. However, to bring their solution to scale, many seek funding high-impact capital. This workshop is geared towards early-stage entrepreneurs preparing for their first round of funding. It will highlight what types of metrics both impact and traditional investors expect and their evaluation processes. It will describe how social enterprises in particular can best position themselves and which types of investors are the appropriate partners depending on their businesses’ needs.

Lauren Pfeifer is a Venture Capital investor at Maschmeyer Group Ventures (MGV) focusing on early-stage venture capital funds and startups. Prior to MGV, Lauren was an Associate for 500 Startups in their Series A program helping companies with growth and distribution. Before 500 Startups, Lauren worked in data science and fintech in Los Angeles and as a consultant for PwC’s Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution practice in Washington D.C.  Lauren is passionate about helping founders and promoting inclusion in STEM education. She currently serves as the Financial Advisor for the MindMakers Project, an engineering educational organization. She is also passionate about environmental sustainability having prototyped a sustainable power solution for undocumented workers living in Colonias on the Texas-Mexico border in the Power Across Texas Innovation Challenge.

Monetizing While Staying Aligned with your Mission with Lidiya Dervisheva

This workshop is geared to entrepreneurs who have already raised a round of funding, particularly those who have a strong product concept but are struggling to generate a sustainable income stream. It will highlight strategies that successful social enterprises have used to generate income in a way that allows them to maximize their environmental impact. 

As an Investor at G2VP, Lidiya Dervisheva supports deal sourcing, industry research, and due diligence. Before joining G2VP, Lidiya was a project manager and engineer at Synergy Efficiency Solutions, a commercial and industrial energy efficiency company based in Indonesia. There she led large energy audits, helped run operations and sales, and pioneered the first Indonesian ESCO. Previously, Lidiya held positions at Vattenfall Offshore Wind in Germany, London Sustainability Exchange in the UK, and Braemar Energy Ventures in New York. Lidiya holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Lidiya is fluent in Bulgarian, German, and English.

Leadership for Social Impact: How you show up for entrepreneurs matters with Kate Hayes           

Each of us has a unique role to play in the social change ecosystem. In particular, advisors, board members, and philanthropists each have the ability to have a major impact on the social entrepreneurs we work with. In order to maximize impact, it is important to first know who we are as leaders, and be able to define our unique role and offering. In this workshop, participants will go through a series of interactive exercises and conversations to discover and articulate their unique role in the climate change ecosystem.

Kate Hayes is a Director at Echoing Green, whose mission is to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.