On Sunday, February 24, a panel session entitled Funding Social Enterprises took place at Stanford University. The panel was part of Stanford's recent Entrepreneurship Week and was sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the Digital Vision Program at Stanford. More than 150 people attended this panel, which discussed strategies for financing social enterprises. Panel participants were:
- Jenny Shilling Stein - Executive Director, Draper Richards Foundation
- Jessica Jackley Flannery - Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Kiva.org
- Amy Clark - Global Fellows Program Leader, Ashoka
- Suzanne McKechnie Klahr - Ashoka Fellow and Founder, BUILD
- Kriss Deiglmeier - Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford University Graduate School of Business (moderator)
The following free audio (MP3 format) of the event is available:
- Audio of complete panel session (20 MB)
- Response by Jenny Shilling Stein to the question "At what stage do the funders come in when funding a social venture and what are they looking for?""
- Response by Amy Clark to the question "At what stage do the funders come in when funding a social venture and what are they looking for?"