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In-Residence Accelerator Fall 2022 Syllabus

Schedule Notes for Attendees

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Social Entrepreneurs

We look forward to your attendance at all of the sessions listed in this syllabus.
You will be assigned to a time slot for the second Mock Investor Meeting on Saturday, October 15.

Mock Investor Panelists

To fully prepare for the 2 Mock Investor Meetings, please join one of these two kickoff call options to align the group, held via Zoom. If you don’t see the invitations on your calendar, please contact Karen at krunde@scu.edu.

Wednesday 8/31, 7:30 – 9:00 AM Pacific Time
Wednesday 10/5, 7:30 – 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Mentors and Panelists / Mentors at Large

You are invited to attend any of the sessions and events listed in this syllabus as you wish. We ask that at least one mentor per team attends each of the following events. For the Social Entrepreneur Reviews and Meetings, please join at least for the specific time your entrepreneur is presenting (see daily schedule below).

 

Friday 10/4

  • 1:30PM – 5 PM: Program kickoff, icebreaker, time with your social entrepreneur
  • 5:30 – 7 PM: Give / Get Dinner

 

Saturday 10/15

  • 9 AM – 10:30 AM: Social Entrepreneur / Mentor work time
  • 10:30AM – 12 PM: Mentor-only session
  • 1 PM – 4 PM: 2nd Mock Investor Meeting (join at least for the specific time your entrepreneur is presenting; see daily schedule below)
  • 5 PM – 8 PM: Welcome Reception

 

Sunday 10/6

  • 5 PM: Coordinate dinner on your own with your social entrepreneur

 

Monday 10/17

  • 12 PM – 1:30 PM: Final lunch with your social entrepreneur and Impact Entrepreneur Media Journalists

Fellows

You are invited to attend and support the following sessions and events:

Friday 10/14

  • 10 – 11:30 AM: Pictures

 

Saturday 10/15

  • 5 PM – 8 PM: Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 13

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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Guest Arrivals

All guests should plan on arriving between 8AM and 8PM on Thursday, October 13 to check in. Dinner will be served at 6PM at Sonesta Suites. Please let us know if you are unsure of how you are getting from the airport to Sonesta Suites or Santa Clara University. There are some public transportation options listed below. Lodging will be at Sonesta Suites, across the street from the main Santa Clara University Campus and next to the Santa Clara Caltrain stop at El Camino Real.

Address is: 481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

 

Public Transportation from SJC to Santa Clara Transit Center:

  • The VTA bus (route 60) will transfer you for free from the San Jose Airport (SJC) to the Santa Clara Transit Center. Buses are available about every 20 minutes from the airport bus stop in Terminal A and Terminal B. See the full schedule here (select Weekday Southbound, and select which San Jose Airport Terminal you are departing from, and select Santa Clara Transit Center for where you are arriving).
  • The Santa Clara Transit Center is right next door to Sonesta Suites, and right across the street from Santa Clara University / Miller Center!

 

Public Transportation from SFO to Santa Clara Transit Center:

  • At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you will need to make your way to the SFO BART Station (via walking or taking the free AirTrain from your terminal to the BART station).
  • Take the BART (SOUTH-bound) from SFO to the Millbrae Caltrain Transfer Platform. This will cost $4.80 in exact US change, or you can purchase a Clipper Card ahead of time. Credit cards and mobile pay are not accepted.
  • Take the Caltrain (SOUTH-bound) from Millbrae to the Santa Clara Transit Center.  You can purchase your Caltrain ticket at a kiosk directly at the Millbrae Caltrain station (it will be about $8.25 in cash, credit, or debit), or you can download the Caltrain Mobile ticketing app and pay with a credit or debit card, or you can purchase a Clipper Card ahead of time.
  • The Santa Clara Transit Center is right next door to Sonesta Suites, and right across the street from Santa Clara University / Miller Center! See campus map below.

6:00 PM - Dinner at Sonesta Suites

All guests should plan on arriving between 8AM and 8PM on Thursday, October 13 to check in. Dinner will be served at 6PM at Sonesta Suites.
Please let us know if you are unsure of how you are getting from the airport to Sonesta Suites or Santa Clara University. Lodging will be at Sonesta Suites, across the street from the main Santa Clara University Campus and next to the Santa Clara Caltrain stop at El Camino Real.

 

Address is: 481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Friday, October 14

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9:00 AM - Miller Center Welcome Breakfast

Fight the jetlag and share a meal with your fellow social entrepreneurs while listening to an overview of Santa Clara University and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Hosted by Brigit Helms and Karen Runde.

 

Join us in the Miller Center Office. Miller Center is on the Santa Clara University campus at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. We are located in the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (SCDI) building at the northeast corner, 4th floor.

See CAMPUS MAP below. From the Main Parking Structure, walk towards the center of the SCDI building to reach the double door entrance. Upon entering, turn right at the first hallway (past the café) and take Elevator #2 to the fourth floor. Miller Center is located at #4008.

10:00 AM - Walk to Abby Sobrato Mall overlooking the Mission Church

Join your fellow entrepreneurs, mentors, and Miller Center Staff on the scenic Abby Sobrato Mall overlooking the Santa Clara Mission Church.
See CAMPUS MAP below. Staff will accompany you from the SCDI building to the photo location.

10:15 AM - Individual Headshots and Group Pictures

Social entrepreneurs, staff, and fellows are invited to take professional headshots and group photos.

11:30 AM - Walk back to SCDI Building

Miller Center staff will accompany you back to the Miller Center Office on the 4th floor of the SCDI Building.

12:00 PM - Lunch and a History of Silicon Valley

Grab lunch in the Miller Center Office and hear about the unique history of one of the most innovative places in the world.

Hosted by long-time mentor and Stanford lecturer Bret Waters.

1:30 PM - Program Kickoff

Join us in the Miller Center Office for a detailed review of the In-Residence program with information on what to expect and how to prepare to make the most out of the program.

Hosted by Karen Runde, Paul Belknap, and Andrew Lieberman.

2:45 PM - Walk outside to SCDI Courtyard

Miller Center staff will accompany you outside to the SCDI Courtyard located at the center of the main entrance to the building.

3:00 PM - Icebreaker

Join us in the SCDI Courtyard for a guided opportunity for mentors and social entrepreneurs to get to know each other better, followed by open networking.

 

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5:00 PM - Give/Get Dinner in the SCDI Courtyard

The Miller Center team will facilitate this dinner event for social entrepreneurs and their mentors. Social entrepreneurs will be prompted to share what specific support they might need from the group. Fellow cohort members and mentors will have the opportunity to help each person brainstorm ideas and/or connections to help their business.

Saturday, October 15

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8:00 AM - Breakfast in the Miller Center Office

Join us for breakfast in the Miller Center Office.
Miller Center is on the Santa Clara University campus at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. We are located in the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (SCDI) building at the northeast corner, 4th floor.
See CAMPUS MAP below. From the Main Parking Structure, walk towards the center of the SCDI building to reach the double door entrance. Upon entering, turn right at the first hallway (past the cafe) and take Elevator #2 to the fourth floor. Miller Center is located at #4008.

9:00 AM - Bespoke Mentoring Sessions / Work Time

Social entrepreneurs, paired mentors, and bespoke mentors can find a spot in the Miller Center Office or designated surrounding areas for some dedicated work time.

11:00 AM - Reverse Mentoring: Learn from our Superstars!

Held in the Miller Center Office, 4th floor of the SCDI Building
For all mentors, learn first-hand from Miller Center’s superstar social entrepreneurs about what makes a great mentor.
Featuring alumni superstars Galen Welsch, Carl Jensen, Elia Timotheo, and Diana Michael
Moderated by Lynne Anderson

12:00 PM - Lunch in the Miller Center Office

After the mock investor meetings are complete for both social enterprises in your room, reconvene back at the Miller Center Office for lunch.

12:45 PM - Group Kickoff for 2nd Mock Investor Meeting

Hosted by Paul Belknap and Andy Lieberman in the Miller Center Office.

The second session will simulate a due diligence meeting with an impact investor. The format will be similar to the first session, but the panelists will probe deeper into your full business plan, challenge assumptions, and discuss the details of your requested financing.

1:00 PM - 2nd Mock Investor Meeting (in 6 breakout rooms)

Each social enterprise will have 120 minutes for their mock investor meeting and subsequent feedback. The first social enterprise in each breakout room will have their meeting from 1:00-3:00PM, and then the second social enterprise will have their meeting after lunch from 3:15-5:15PM

  • MC Office “Fishbowl” — social enterprises AMAATI and Miyonga Fresh Greens, with deal lead Steve Albertolle and mock investors Aimee Brown and Dave Lehr, moderated by Jeff Pilisuk
  • SCDI 2116 — social enterprises Cycle Connect and The Harvest Fund, with deal lead Linda Fosler and mock investors Jim Robbins and Patrick Watson, moderated by Nataša Goronja
  • SCDI 2311J — social enterprises Cleanergy Tech Solutions and Tulip Addis Water Filters, with deal lead Dave Walling and mock investors Kevin Kenny and Elsbeth TeBrake, moderated by Thao Nguyen
  • SCDI 3110 — social enterprise Bushproof, with deal lead Doug Doyle and mock investors Christina Del Villar and John Apgar, moderated by Paul Belknap
  • SCDI 3311J — social enterprises Gravity Water and Sauti East Africa, with deal lead Cyn Dai and mock investors Daphne Luong and John Lovvit, moderated by Stacey Sauber
  • SCDI 4009 — social enterprise Warc Africa, with deal lead Bret Waters and mock investors Steve White and Ed Callan, moderated by Kevin Kraver

5:30 PM - Welcome Reception

Located in the SCDI Courtyard.
Get to know your fellow social entrepreneurs and the Miller Center community over a glass of wine and heavy appetizers.

  • 5:30 PM: Registration and refreshments
  • 6:00 PM: Welcome remarks from Brigit Helms
  • 6:15 PM: Social Impact Excellence Award ceremony
  • 6:30 PM: Cohort introduction and 2 minute pitches
  • 7:15 PM: Networking
  • 8:00 PM: Event ends

Sunday, October 16

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8:00 AM - Breakfast in the Miller Center Office

Miller Center is on the Santa Clara University campus at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. We are located in the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (SCDI) building at the northeast corner, 4th floor.
See CAMPUS MAP below. From the Main Parking Structure, walk towards the center of the SCDI building to reach the double door entrance. Upon entering, turn right at the first hallway (past the cafe) and take Elevator #2 to the fourth floor. Miller Center is located at #4008.

9:00 AM - Storytelling to Different Audiences

Join us in the Miller Center Office for a workshop that will provide the training and tools to shift your mindset and change your organizational culture. Through collaborative exercises, learn and practice skills needed to more deeply connect with different types of audiences — and visually display your message for a memorable presentation with a clear call to action.

 

Hosted by Michael Duarte

12:00 PM - Lunch in the Miller Center Office

Stay at the Miller Center Office in #4008 for lunch.

1:00 PM - Roundtable Session - Climate-smart food, agriculture, and water - Bringing together research and practice

In this roundtable discussion, you will work with SCU faculty members to surface the research questions you will need answered to advance your mission. Join us in the Miller Center Office for the roundtable session.

 

Hosted by Jennifer Merritt and Andy Lieberman

With SCU Faculty Iris Stewart-Frey, Leslie Gray, and Chris Bacon

5:00 PM - Enjoy your night off!

Entrepreneurs and mentors are invited to “do your own thing” and check out dinner options in the area!

 

Here are some nearby dinner options:

  • Safeway
  • Pizza My Heart
  • The Hut
  • Hungry Hound
  • Jasmine Thai
  • Ramen Taka
  • Mio Vicino

 

Contact a Miller Center staff person if you would like additional recommendations.

Monday, October 17

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8:00 AM - Breakfast in the Miller Center Office

Miller Center is on the Santa Clara University campus at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. We are located in the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (SCDI) building at the northeast corner, 4th floor.
See CAMPUS MAP below. From the Main Parking Structure, walk towards the center of the SCDI building to reach the double door entrance. Upon entering, turn right at the first hallway (past the cafe) and take Elevator #2 to the fourth floor. Miller Center is located at #4008.

9:30 AM - Building a Competitive Advantage through Talent

People are your organization’s most important asset – and without a healthy culture in which your team can thrive, you can’t reach your goals. Join Sagana Talent for a workshop that will establish the business case for investing in your people and will walk through the most important “people practices” that a social enterprise needs to build a strong foundation from the start. Be ready to reflect on your own organization’s culture, to engage with your fellow participants and to have a bit of fun!

 

Hosted by Kimberly Manno Reott and Miranda Hancoop

12:00 PM - Lunch with Impact Entrepreneur Media Journalists in the SCDI Donor Lobby

Join a networking lunch with attendees of the Impact Journalism Summit, also taking place at Santa Clara University. Summit attendees include impact media organization representatives and funder partners.

 

Hosted by Laurie Lane-Zucker and Melanie Audette

2:00 PM - Bus to San Francisco and check in to King George Hotel

Lodging will be at the King George Hotel, located in downtown San Francisco, one block from Union Square. This is a short (1 km / 11-12 minute) walk from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where SOCAP 2022 is taking place.

 

Address is:

King George Hotel
334 Mason Street,
San Francisco, California 94102

6:00 PM - Happy Hour with SOCAP22 Entrepreneur Cohort

Join us at YBCA in San Francisco for a dedicated social hour for all SOCAP entrepreneurs and student advisors to mix and mingle together with the rest of the attendees at SOCAP.

 

Link to SOCAP Agenda: https://socapglobal.com/events/socap22/

Tuesday, October 18

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8:30 AM - Breakfast Huddle with social entrepreneurs

Gather at the Miller Center Booth at SOCAP for breakfast with your fellow entrepreneurs.

 

The King George Hotel is a short (1 km / 11-12 minute) walk from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where SOCAP 2022 is taking place.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Closing the Funding Gap for Impact Zebras

Closing the Funding Gap for Impact Zebras (at the YBCA Forum)

Funding continues to be scarce for Impact Zebras, companies striving for both profit and purpose, solving complex social problems — poverty, climate change, gender inequity, and more. Join us for a dynamic and engaging discussion about how to attract more capital to the funding gap. We’ll examine the opportunities and challenges from the perspective of zebras and those who fund them in a world cafe format.

 

Speakers & Conversation Catalysts:

  • John Kohler, Executive Fellow and Director of Impact Capital Innovation, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Anastasiya Litvinova, Director, Palladium Impact Capital
  • Jay Nwachu, President & CEO, Innovation Works and Ignite Capital
  • Ted Levinson, Founder/CEO, Beneficial Returns
  • Brigit Helms, Executive Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

All day - SOCAP 2022

Take advantage of all that this conference has to offer!

 

Access the SOCAP Agenda here: https://socapglobal.com/events/socap22/

 

The King George Hotel is a short (1 km / 11-12 minute) walk from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where SOCAP 2022 is taking place.

 

Hotel address is:

King George Hotel
334 Mason Street,
San Francisco, California 94102

Wednesday, October 19

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8:30 AM - Breakfast Huddle with social entrepreneurs

Gather at the Miller Center Booth at SOCAP for breakfast with your fellow entrepreneurs.

 

The King George Hotel is a short (1 km / 11-12 minute) walk from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where SOCAP 2022 is taking place.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Miller Center's Water and Climate-Smart Agriculture Pitch Session

Join us at the YBCA Screening Room to pitch your social enterprise to SOCAP attendees.

All day - SOCAP 2022

Take advantage of all that this conference has to offer!

 

Access the SOCAP Agenda here: https://socapglobal.com/events/socap22/

 

The King George Hotel is a short (1 km / 11-12 minute) walk from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where SOCAP 2022 is taking place.

 

Hotel address is:

King George Hotel
334 Mason Street,
San Francisco, California 94102

Thursday, October 20

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8:30 AM - Breakfast Huddle with social entrepreneurs

Gather at the Miller Center Booth at SOCAP for breakfast with your fellow entrepreneurs.

 

The King George Hotel is a short (1 km / 11-12 minute) walk from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where SOCAP 2022 is taking place.

All day - SOCAP 2022

Take advantage of all that this conference has to offer!

 

Access the SOCAP Agenda here: https://socapglobal.com/events/socap22/

 

The King George Hotel is a short (1 km / 11-12 minute) walk from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where SOCAP 2022 is taking place.

 

Hotel address is:

King George Hotel
334 Mason Street,
San Francisco, California 94102

Friday, October 21

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Guest Departures

All guests should check out no earlier than 11AM and no later than 4PM on Friday, October 21. Please let us know if you are unsure of how you are getting to the airport from San Francisco. Some public transportation options are listed below:

 

Public Transportation from the King George Hotel to SJC (total fare about $16.00, allow about 2-2.5 hours of travel time):

  • Locate the Powell Street BART Station, which is about a 5 minute walk from the King George Hotel. We strongly recommend getting a Clipper Card for this route as it can be used to pay for Muni, Caltrain, and the VTA bus. You will need to load $16.00 onto the Clipper Card to cover the complete fare.
  • Take the N Muni train (separate entrance from BART!) in the Caltrain / Ballpark direction and get off at the King St. / 4th St. Stop.
  • Walk 1 minute to the San Francisco Caltrain station and take a southbound train to Santa Clara
  • From there, walk 2 minutes to the Santa Clara Transit Center
  • Locate the VTA bus (route 60) northbound at the Santa Clara Transit Center, which is right next to Sonesta Suites (see CAMPUS MAP below). Unfortunately it’s only free one-way when you’re departing from the airport, so when you are traveling to the San Jose Airport it will cost $2.50 in exact change (or get a Clipper Card ahead of time). Buses are available about every 20 minutes, and they can drop you off at the airport bus stop in Terminal A or Terminal B. See the full schedule here (select Weekday Northbound, select Santa Clara Transit Center for where you are departing from, and select which SJC Terminal you will be arriving at).
  • Safe travels!

 

Public Transportation from the King George Hotel to SFO (total fare about $10.00, allow about 45-60 minutes for travel time):

  • Locate the Powell Street BART Station, which is about a 5 minute walk from the King George Hotel.
  • Take the yellow BART line in the direction of SFO. You can purchase your BART ticket at a kiosk directly inside the BART station platform (it will be about $10.00 in cash, credit, or debit), or you can purchase a Clipper Card and add $10.00 to the card to use.
  • At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you will need to make your way from the SFO BART Station to the terminal you need to depart from (via walking or riding the free AirTrain from the BART station to your terminal).
  • Safe travels!
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Parking & Walking Instructions

Miller Center is on the Santa Clara University campus at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. We are located in the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation (SCDI) building at the northeast corner, 4th floor.

 

Enter Santa Clara University through the main entrance at Palm Drive and El Camino Real. Continue driving on Palm Drive. Turn left to enter the Main Parking Structure and park, hanging your permit on your rearview mirror. Once parked, walk west (opposite of Stanton Field) to the double door entrance to the SCDI building. Enter the building and turn right at the first hallway (once you reach the café). Take Elevator #2 to the fourth floor*, and Miller Center is located across from the elevator at #4008 (see fourth floor map below).

 

On weekdays, you will need to stop by the Miller Center Office to pick up your free parking pass from a staff member, and then hang your permit on the rearview mirror of your car.

 

*Please note that the elevators and stairs at the front wings of the building do not go all the way up to the fourth floor. You will need to be at the back of the SCDI building (closest to the Main Parking Structure) to get up to the 4th floor.

Floor 4 - SCDI

SCDI Rooms (6)

Floor 3 - SCDI

SCDI Rooms (3)

Floor 2 - SCDI

SCDI Rooms (2)
classroom view

Directory of Attendees

Linked below, you can find Airtable directories for each of the following groups of attendees: