February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020 | 4:00 – 8:00 pm | SMU Lyle School of Engineering

4:00 - 5:00 pm Office Hours

  • Eva Csaky | Social Enterprise Business Models and Best Practices
  • Heather Hankamer | Practice Your Pitch with a Seasoned TEDx Speaker Coach
  • James Olivier | Intellectual Property for Protecting Your Ideas
  • VR Small | Partnership Advantage: Turning Contacts into Contracts


5:00 - 7:00 pm Group Sessions

  • What’s what - Social Enterprise vs. Social Entrepreneurship vs. Social Innovation | Hosted by Suzanne Smith & Benjamin Vann
  • Inspiring Stories of Women Social Entrepreneurs: Unpacking the challenges and triumphs of women who evoke change through entrepreneurship. | Hosted by Dr. Candice Bledsoe & Jin-Ya Huang & Ana Rodriguez
  • There is increasing call for corporations to serve a dual mandate: to continually improve business performance while improving the lives of all stakeholders touched by the business. Schneider Electric’s Stephanie Byrd will share how her company addresses business, climate, and inclusive mandates together and why it takes an ecosystem of internal and external participants. Hosted by Eva Csaky & Stephanie Byrd


6:00 - 6:45 pm Wisdom of the Crowd

  • VR Small will moderate a group discussion around a business/non-profit problem that needs a solution. Submit an issue you would like to see discussed when you register and join the group to hear what solutions the crowd comes up with.


7:00 to 8:00 pm Networking + Appetizers and Drinks from Local Food Social Entrepreneurs