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Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital helps with financing startup and scale. Cutting Edge Capital provides small and mid-sized businesses with the information, tools, and expertise they need to raise capital in a way that fits with their unique business model and long-term goals. As experienced business lawyers, entrepreneurs, and finance experts, the CEC team has identified capital raising strategies that allow businesses to solicit non-traditional sources of funding. In addition to being a great way to raise capital, these strategies allow businesses to build public support and recognition at the same time they are raising funds.
To engineer is human, and, science alone will not solve our global problems. So says author Henry Petroski, Duke Professor and author of many titles addressing the role and value of design, engineering, and, most essentially, human problem solving. In his latest book, "The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems" Petroski calls for us to roll up our sleeves and start building, thinking, and solving problems. He also explores a little-followed strategy--that of focusing on failure. He will keynote Day 2 of ReVV2011 where we begin to explore how to generate community innovation.
Woody Tasch is a true innovator. His idea is simple: create appropriate finance tools that meet the needs of the social change. Drawing inspiration from the Slow Food movement he focuses on the relationship between our food, farms, and finance, uncovering the fatal flaw in the funding. Where nature is in charge, finance deals must follow her lead--fast money doesn't work. In his book "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money" Woody suggests that finance tools should match the reality, not the other way around. We're honored to have Woody be our morning keynote come March 7, 2011. Read more about him on Slow Money.
"Indispensable reading, to be placed on the same shelf as Wendell Berry and E.F. Schumacher." - Gregory Whitehead, Treasurer, The Whitehead Foundation
"It goes along with Small is Beautiful on my 'books that matter' shelf." -Joan Dye Gussow, Professor, Columbia University
ReVV2011 is a how-to conference experience for directors and staff from enterprise (nonprofits and for-profits), finance, foundations, and funders who will join educational institutions, community leaders, government, and people looking to make a difference. Six Big Themes drive the conference design. More time with the experts, and to build community.
What are the new tools, skills and strategies? What exactly will you learn?
These Big Six themes highlight a game-changing "toolkit"--concrete and actionable.
With the ReVisioning Value Conference, Springboard Innovation brings the critical sectors together, balancing audiences across the finance, change leadership, government, and business worlds. This new common space is where we can transform the traditional and the institutional into models that create sustainable traditions and institutions that can innovate.