Social Innovation Fast Pitch and Showcase
October 29, 2008 from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In an effort to build awareness and visibility for local nonprofits tackling some of this city’s toughest problems, and to contribute to the innovative, vibrant culture in the Los Angeles area, Los Angeles Social Venture Partners (LASVP), the Social Enterprise Institute (SEI), and the University of Southern California have partnered to host the first-ever “Social Innovation ‘Fast Pitch’ and Showcase.”
Taking place on October 29, 2008 at the University of Southern California, the goal of the Social Innovation Fast Pitch is to identify, reward, and celebrate innovative nonprofits in the Greater Los Angeles area that demonstrate significant potential for impact and social problem-solving. The participating local nonprofits, selected because of their innovative approaches to creating social change and their ability to powerfully communicate their vision, will compete for a total of $20,000 in funding.
Entrepreneur of the Year – Marshall School of Business
October 30, 2008 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Richard Rosenblatt, Demand Media, shares his journey with a time for Q&A. Free for all interested students, but you MUST RSVP to attend. Please RSVP for the Forum via email email@example.com, fax (213)740-2976 or bring it to the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Program office at Bridge Hall One. For questions, call (213)740-2659.
Meet the Innovator: Mr. Shibulal, Co-Founder and COO of Infosys
November 7, 2008 from 2:30pm-3:30pm
HNB 100 Auditorium
SD Shibulal is the Chief Operating Officer and one of the seven co-founders of Infosys Technologies, Ltd. - a global consulting and software services powerhouse. Shibu has over 25 years of leadership experience in the area of IT Outsourcing, spanning across sales, delivery, operations, technology and management. He has played a pivotal role in the Infosys journey and a signal role in the evolution of the Global Delivery Model, which is now the de facto industry standard for delivery for outsourced IT services. Shibu will discuss the journey of a student from being an engineer to a leader and the aspects of personal excellence required to make this transition. Refreshments will be served.
“First Look LA” UCLA – Caltech – USC Investor Event
November 12, 2008 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
A collaboration between USC Caltech and UCLA, LA’s three major reseach universities join forces to present the second annual “First Look LA,” a unique, invitation-only sneak peek at some of the most promising research and emerging startup opportunities from the partner universities. Hosted at UCLA on November 12, 2008, this event is sure to support, nurture and stimulate our unique culture in Southern California, while furthering LA’s position as a center for start-ups and emerging technology. Visit the website for more info and to register.