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Impact investing firm i(x) investments and digital banking platform Good Money announce Entrepreneurs Impact Summit (EIS), a new type of event that is rooted in capitalism for social change. With over 21 Los Angeles area-based businesses already committed as founding companies to the summit, the 2-day event intends to showcase social impact commitments, setting a tone of action around intention and purpose to create social change. Participating sponsors also include Facebook, KelvinZero, Loeb and Loeb, and Wastefuel. EIS, taking place June 13-14, 2019 in Santa Monica, CA, invites and encourages all companies and entrepreneurs attending to announce specific commitments that will create a measurable, positive social impact.
“Enough with the talk, enough with the feel-good lofty sentiment, enough with the notion that simply gathering and talking about a topic creates an impact of any kind,” said Trevor Neilson, Co-founder and CEO of i(x) investments. “Raising awareness does not create an impact. Commitment and action create impact.”
EIS will offer key programming tracks that are set to address some of the world’s most challenging problems and include inspiring and surprising speeches from entrepreneurs about innovative approaches to social impact; education for entrepreneurs about how they can better use their time and talents to address the world’s pressing problems; and an awards ceremony showcasing leadership on these efforts. Attendees will enjoy a welcome dinner reception, speakers that include thought leaders in key areas of human need, panel sessions and one-on-one interviews. The summit will provide an elevated level of networking opportunities too as it will have a maximum capacity of 200 attendees.
As the first of its kind, EIS will be structured around attendee commitments to tackle key challenges like climate change, gender equality, clean energy and more. An Entrepreneur Impact Award will be given to recognize one participant whose commitment has shown measurable catalytic change.
“I applaud the Entrepreneurs Impact Summit for going beyond ‘raising awareness’ and ‘doing well by doing good.’ With Washington so broken, we need entrepreneurs to step forward and exercise the true power they have right now to spark and scale innovations that can confront the greatest challenges we face,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
EIS is being presented by i(x) investments and Good Money Group and other sponsors – Facebook, KelvinZero, Loeb and Loeb, and WasteFuel. Companies that have committed to attend and participate include i(x) investments, Agentic, Ampathy, Block V, CrossCut Ventures, Global Eye Investments, Good Money Group, Knew Medicine, LOCI, Lottery.com, Narra, RampRate CSR Sourcing, Rising Realty Partners, Swell Energy, Thrive Market, and WasteFuel.
Confirmed Speakers include: Brett Brewer, Co-founder and Managing Director, CrossCut Ventures, Brian Sirgutz, Founder and CEO, Ampathy; Brooke Solis, Founder and CBO, Good Money; Chance Barnett, Executive Board Member, Planet Buyback; Christine Harada, President, i(x) investments; Fifer Garbesi, Indie; Gunnar Lovelace, Founder and CEO Good Money; Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO, Goodr; Jesse Draper, Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures; Joanna McFarland, CEO, HopSkipDrive; Nadav Wilf, Founder and Chief Lifestylist, Lifestyle Perfected; Naomi Gleit, Vice President of Social Good, Facebook; Trevor Neilson, Co-founder and CEO i(x) investments.
“Over the next 30 years people will look back at our generation and they will either say we were the ones that turned the tides of climate change and social inequity, or what were we thinking? The good news is consumers are increasingly voting with their money and purchases and rewarding businesses who take courageous stands for a better future. Our job is to scale that movement as quickly as possible,” shares Gunnar Lovelace, Founder/CEO of Good Money.
The Entrepreneurs Impact Summit will be hosted in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach and specifically requests that speakers and attendees who fly to attend, offset the environmental impact of their travel.
Tickets are $295. For more information, speakers, programming, ticket purchase to attend, and venue details, visit https://www.entrepreneursimpactsummit.com/