The Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU Lyle School of Engineering and the Inclusive Economy Consortium are delighted to announce the launch of 


for Agents of a Climate-Smart Inclusive Economy


Inaugural Event

 January 9, 2020 | 4:00 – 8:00 pm | SMU Lyle School of Engineering



 Connection with other like-minded professionals, knowledge and experience sharing, and collaborative action for collective innovation and impact. 


ImpactNights will occur on the 2nd Thursday of each month in 2020. Satellite ImpactNights will be hosted by our Partners in various DFW communities. 

Here's what to expect:

Interactive knowledge, experience and best-practice sharing sessions on fostering climate-smart inclusive economic development, including topics such as:

  • What is social enterprise vs. social entrepreneurship vs social innovation?
  • The inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem in Dallas and beyond
  • Transformational technology for social impact: blockchain, IOT and other technology enablers
  • Climate change as a magnifier of both social challenges and social entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Legal considerations for social entrepreneurs: legal forms, patents and IP
  • The funding ecosystem for social entrepreneurs

One-on-one "office hours" with experts on topics such as:

  • Business plan for social entrepreneurs
  • Communication and storytelling for social entrepreneurs
  • Technology
  • How to start your social enterprise?
  • Organizational development
  • Knowledge management

Other activities during ImpactNights include:

  • Networking
  • Tastings by innovative local food and beverage entrepreneurs
  • Mindfulness 
  • “Ask a student”
  • Wisdom of the collective