Tools and Support Systems for Successful Entrepreneurship

November 2, 2016
Jaemin Chang
Fox Rothschild LLP

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San Francisco, CA 94104-2670

Entrepreneurs, Investors and Program Managers: Join us for a conversation with John Kohler, Director of Impact Capital at Santa Clara University and founder of Toniic Angel Investor Network; Avary Kent, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Conveners.org and designer of the Accelerator Selection Tool; and Jaemin Chang, attorney at Fox Rothschild LLP who counsels and champions entrepreneurs.

Being an entrepreneur is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. You have to lead your team through a financial and emotional rollercoaster while keeping everyone around you on board that your company can truly deliver on its promises. Adding to the challenge, to engage and attract investors, you need a way to measure and evidence your company's social and environmental impact. Whether it’s your company’s products or corporate ethos, simply claiming that your company is making a difference is not enough.

This is where the ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, fellowships and mentors can make all the difference. However, the current impact accelerator ecosystem is a nightmare to navigate. As an entrepreneur, finding the right accelerator program can be protracted and tedious. Program managers struggle to find industry-level insights to help them make more well-informed strategic decisions, and investors struggle to identify programs that could be pipeline partners.

Learn about the new Accelerator Selection Tool, a collective impact effort of more than 15 organizations to make the ecosystem easier to navigate for entrepreneurs, program managers and investors.