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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

On May 6, 2014, Brian Axelrad participated in a panel discussion on impact investment and philanthropic funding as part of the Social New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Other panelists included: Karl Muth, an academic and economist who manages a fifth generation family investment office; Xavier Ramey, Director of Community Investments at the United Way; and Elizabeth Hartig, Program Officer at the Chicago Foundation for Women. The panel was a private discussion for Social New Venture Challenge participants to hear directly from a mix of philanthropic and social impact related funders and learn about the challenges of funding and fundraising for social enterprises.

Started in 2011 due to growing student interest in social entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship developed a new track of the long standing New Venture Challenge uniquely focused on new social ventures. The Social NVC, co-organized by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, helps students launch for-profit and nonprofit ventures that have a social impact mission and a model for financial sustainability. 

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