Impact Entrepreneurs 2013 Impact Report

June 30, 2014 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

You might not be surprised to find that as a program called Impact Entrepreneurs we’re interested in impact. We’re pleased this summer to release our 2013 report.

We believe that by bridging historical chasms between business and nonprofits, shared value and shareholder value, we can create the conditions that empower choices for good. To do this we build programs, projects, and relationships that meet social entrepreneurs where they are – whether it is at inspiration, incubation, or acceleration. We have selected metrics for our annual impact report that help us gauge our progress, where we should be making adjustments, and to see what is working.

This report is for us, to make sure we change in the right direction, and it is for you, our community. Here are some highlights from 2013:

Certificate_ImpactBlogLAUNCHED The Business of Social Innovation, a combined academic and professional online certificate open to students and community members of all ages. In January, 2014, nearly 30 students from Portland to Venezuela joined the first course in the new program.

EIS_impactblogHOSTED the inaugural Elevating Impact Summit, exposing 330 people to powerful entrepreneurial approaches to creating change locally and globally, and celebrating social entrepreneurship and social innovation across a diverse set of stakeholders. The second annual Elevating Impact Summit took place on June 20, 2014.

FieldStudy_impactblogLED Social Enterprise Field Studies, introducing 11 students and community members to social enterprise through a combination of site visits, applied fieldwork and research, and meetings with subject matter experts in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

elp_impactblogTAUGHT business fundamentals, social innovation, and leadership effectiveness to 21 managers from 15 countries through our Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. The experience empowers Mercy Corps and other global NGO managers with skills they need to grow as leaders and improve their organizations’ performance.

CCC_impactblogINCUBATED four new social ventures and supported the 16 alumni of Impact Entrepreneurs’ Social Innovation Incubator with resources and community connections. Stories from the alumni network include EcoZoom, a company that just signed a $21m contract to provide healthy, efficient, and ecofriendly cookstoves around the world; My Street Grocery, a mobile grocer recently integrated into Whole Foods Market as a new business unit; and Central City Concern, who in 2013 launched Central City Coffee, diversifying the parent organization’s revenue streams and providing employment and job training to clients who had previously experienced homelessness.

Download the full report by clicking on the image below:

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Please contact impactentrepreneurs@pdx.edu for more information on our programs or report.

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