It feels like I shared the October logbook just yesterday and yet here we are in the last month of the year already!
I’m about to take some time off for the holidays and to devote the month of December but not without sharing an update on all that’s been cooking behind the scenes of Social Venturers this month!
November in Review
The Fireside Chats are coming to an end with final conversation taking place this Thursday, December 3rd that will focus on ecosystem building principle #7 Start. Be Patient. This concludes a 7-part series of roundtable discussions among ecosystem builders from around the world who believe in the power of (social) entrepreneurship as a force for good. I have shared insights from the first 3 Fireside Chats and will continue to do so on a monthly basis. In case you missed it, catch up here:
- #1 Put entrepreneurs front and center
- #2 Foster Inclusive Conversations
- #3 Enlist Collaborators. Everyone’s Invited.
November was also dedicated to a series of in–depth interviews with thought leaders in different focus areas of ecosystem building. I don’t want to give too much away just yet BUT you will meet them in the first four months of next year!
I am testing a new format to bring you the best and most relevant insights from the field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building! In 2021, I will be kicking off monthly themes during which you will meet experts and thought leaders in the specific topic of the month and – even better – you will get a chance to meet them at an Impact Salon at the end of each month! Impact Salon are practitioner-driven conversations in which experts from the field discuss what the frontline looks like, what they struggle with and hope for. Stay tuned!
I will be offering more masterclasses on a monthly basis in 2021! More to come in the next newsletter!
Lastly, I am working on a support program for impact-driven solopreneurs that will guide anyone who is working for themselves while creating social and/or environmental impact for the entire year through expert content and peer support! Want to be the first to know when applications open? Sign up here!
Can you help?
I am looking to talk to impact-driven individuals who can speak to
- Building entrepreneurial ecosystems in BIPOC communities
- Nurturing (social) entrepreneurship in rural communities
- Building ecosystems for purpose-driven women entrepreneurs
- Advancing the financial infrastructure for purpose-driven entrepreneurs (impact investing and philanthropy)
If you know anyone who fits any of these criteria and comes from a diverse background, I would love if you could make an introduction! You can reach me here: