The Support Center recently held the second New Jersey Impact Investment Gathering at the Livingston Campus of Rutgers Business School, building off the inaugural gathering held in May. At that first gathering, five social enterprises presented to the audience. At this November gathering, nine social enterprises (listed below) presented in three different categories – early stage nonprofits, scaling nonprofits, and early stage for-profits. The leaders of these organizations pitched their impact and business models, demonstrating how they can achieve social impact and financial sustainability or profitability at the same time. They appealed to the large audience of funders, investors, and lender for a range of investments – both in money (grants, equity, loans) and time (pro bono services, advisory support, networking). Participants gave feedback to the presenters and offered a great deal of advice and suggestions to help the social enterprises grow and get access to capital. The event was particularly successful in connecting like-minded people and fusing disparate networks together in support of the New Jersey impact economy.
Please check out these social enterprises and contact us if you’d like more information!
Build with Purpose
Talino EV Management Systems, Inc.
Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance
Just Peachy Salsa Program (Food Bank of South Jersey)
Bricks 4 Kidz
Grades 4 Life
Soups & Sweets Culinary Training Program (Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern NJ)
Camden Dream Center
We look forward to holding more gatherings in 2017 and continuing to grow this community and help social enterprises thrive!
Since 2014, the Support Center and Rutgers Business School joined the Office of Faith Based Initiatives in a collaborative effort to build a pipeline of capital for New Jersey social entrepreneurs. For more background on the initiative, please click here.
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