Collaborating for Impact with Social Venture Circle
Impact Hub MSP is excited to announce a new partnership with Social Venture Circle (SVC). SVC is a membership network that equips entrepreneurs, impact investors and capacity-builders with connections, money and expertise in order to build businesses that drive the NEXT economy: one that is regenerative, equitable and prosperous for all.
SVC uses their industry expertise to help build the impact investing marketplace to bring resources to the most innovative businesses scaling solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. Over the past 25 years, they have invested $260m in over 350 social companies.
Impact Hub knows that change cannot happen in isolation, and with such similar goals we are thrilled to deepen our relationship with SVC to support the social impact community. We kicked off our collaboration by supporting SVC’s first-ever virtual Native American Impact Showcase which included a Native finance session led by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, eight pitches, and a happy hour Circle Gathering. The event featured pitches and conversations from Native American impact founders and enterprises working to create productive, impactful businesses across diverse sectors in Indian Country. Meet the entrepreneurs:
- Wizipan Little Elk & Aaron Epps, Wolakota Buffalo Range (SD)
- Shilo + Shawna Clifford, Native Botanicals (SD)
- Tahda Ahtone, Jackrabbit Development (AZ)
- Amanda June, SmokeFire Media (AZ)
- Kurt Brenkus, Indigenous Pact (WI)
- Denise Pieratos, Harvest Nation (MN)
- Walt Swan, HeSapa Enterprises (SD)
- Robert Blake, Solar Bear (MN)
The goal of this event was to foster an increasingly inclusive investment environment by connecting and deepening understanding between entrepreneurs and investors interested in supporting the Native Community. As a result, 545k in funding will be distributed, with hopefully more on the way!
With seven chapters across the country, SVC is planning to officially launch a Twin Cities local network in 2021. By becoming a member, you will leverage four decades of expertise and leadership to achieve your goals through programs, events and peer networking. Learn more and become a member!
Thank you SVC, for your partnership!