MakeImpactNYC: January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – January 17, 2014 @ 1:00 am
Fordham University Graduate Business School
Lincoln Center Campus (113 West 60th St.) Pope Auditorium
Fordham University’s Center for Humanistic Management and Good Business New York (

MakeImpactNYC is a unique conference exploring and celebrating social entrepreneurship across all five boroughs! We cap a day of thought provoking panels and talks with the inaugural “Battle of the Boros,” a lively pitch competition where entrepreneurs from every corner of NYC vie for the “Best of the Boros” crown.

HOSTED BY: Fordham University’s Center for Humanistic Management and Good Business New York ( – with help from sponsors like you!

WHO: MakeImpactNYC brings together the Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Impact Investors, Business & Civic Leaders, Incubators, Students, Educators, Funders and Nonprofits that make up NYC’s Social Impact Ecosystem.

AGENDA: The conference will offer a mix of panel discussions and TED-like short talks. Panels include:

Funding the Impact Economy, featuring ReturnOnChange, KivaZip, Defy Ventures, Wales Capital, Collaborative Fund, Concourse Group

Cooking up Impact: Food in the City,  featuring Drive Change, Baron Ambrosia, Hotbread kitchen, Common Café), Greystone Bakery, Heartbreak Kitchen,  Slow MoneyNYC

Fashioning Change: where Design meets Social Entrepreneurship, featuring Pratt Sustainable Design & Fashion accelerater, Fashion Decoded, SI Makerspace, Manufacture NY, Marc Ecko, MadeInLES, Brand Name fashion designer/Garment industry advocate

Connected Economy: Building the Impact Ecosystem, featuring Silicon Harlem, ioby, Bloc Power, Mainland Media, Minkwon Queens, ShoreToSoup, Fundrise, Novel research.

Incubating Change: Coworking, incubating accelerating, featuring the Centre for Social Innovation, Bronx Foundry, Staten Island Makerspace, The Kitchen, NYU Poly Clean Tech Innovation Launch Pad