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In-Residence Accelerator Fall 2023 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 scheduled on Saturday, October 21.

Mock Investors

To fully prepare for the 2nd Mock Investor Meeting on Oct 21, please join this kickoff call to align the group, held via Zoom. If you don’t see the invitation on your calendar, please contact Karen at krunde@scu.edu.
Thursday 10/12, 8:00 – 9:30 AM PT

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 Mock Investor Meetings, please join at least for the specific time your entrepreneur is presenting (see daily schedule below).

Thurs. 10/19

  • 1:30 PM – 5 PM: Program kickoff, icebreaker, networking, and time with your social entrepreneur
  • 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Welcome Reception

 

Sat. 10/21

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Mock Investor Meeting
    (join at least for the specific time your entrepreneur is presenting; see daily schedule below)
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Mock Investor Meeting
    (join at least for the specific time your entrepreneur is presenting; see daily schedule below)
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Mentor Debrief
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM: SE/Mentor Happy Hour and Dinner

 

Sun 10/22

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00PM: Lunch (Not required for cohort mentors; all mentors are welcome.)
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Carbon Credit & AI Roundtable Discussions (Not required for cohort mentors; all mentors are welcome.)

Fellows

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

Thurs. 10/19

  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Pictures
  • 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Welcome Reception

Sat. 10/21

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Mock Investor Meetings
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Mock Investor Meetings

(Please reach out to Jen Merritt ahead of time to identify which mock investor meeting(s) you would like to attend.)

 

Sun. 10/22

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Carbon Credit & AI Roundtable Discussions

Wednesday, October 18

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8:00 AM - Guest Arrivals Begin (please do not arrive prior to 8AM)

Sonesta Suites

All guests should plan on arriving between 8AM and 8PM on Wednesday, October 18 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 the 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 on page 2.

6:00 PM - Dinner

All guests should plan on arriving between 8AM and 8PM on Thursday, Wednesday, October 18 to check in. Dinner will be served at 6PM at Sonesta Suites.

8:00 PM - Guest Arrivals End (please do not arrive later than 8PM)

Sonesta Suites

Thursday, October 19

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9:00 AM - Miller Center Welcome Breakfast

Miller Center Office

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.

Brigit Helms & 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. 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

Mission Church

Social entrepreneurs, staff, and students 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

Miller Center Office

Grab lunch and hear about the unique history of one of the most innovative places in the world, as told by long-time Mentor and Stanford lecturer Bret Waters

1:30 PM - Program Kickoff

Miller Center Office

A detailed review of the In-Residence with information on what to expect and how to prepare for making the most out of the program. 

Karen Runde, Paul Belknap,  & Lynne Anderson

3:00 PM - Icebreakers

Social Entrepreneurs and Mentors will break out into two separate groups:

 

Social Entrepreneurs ONLY Icebreaker

Gather with fellow cohort members in the Miller Center Office for icebreaker activities.

Lance Descourez & Karen Runde

 

Mentors ONLY Icebreaker

Gather in SCDI 3110 for a Mentor-only discussion on how to best support the social entrepreneurs during the In-Residence and receive updates on Miller Center Capital.

Lynne Anderson, Sharon Bunyard, & Paul Belknap

4:00 PM - Social Entrepreneur and Mentor Networking

Miller Center Office

A guided opportunity for mentors and social entrepreneurs to get to know each other better followed by open networking.

Lance Descourez & Karen Runde

5:30 PM - Welcome Reception

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

5:30 PM: Registration & refreshments
6:00 PM: Welcome remarks from Brigit Helms
6:10 PM: Social Impact Excellence Award ceremony
6:20 PM: Cohort introduction and 3 minute pitches
7:00 PM: ServiceNow Remarks
7:05 PM: Networking
8:00 PM: Event ends

Friday, October 20

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9:00 AM - Breakfast

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. 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 - Storytelling to Different Audiences

Miller Center Office

Duarte’s workshop provides 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.

Michael Duarte

12:00 PM - Lunch

Enjoy lunch at the Miller Center Office.

1:30 PM - Beyond the Pitch: Outreach and Networking Best Practices

Miller Center Office

Collaborate with peers and mentors to fine-tune your pre-conference outreach communications strategy. Through interactive role-play exercises, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to elevate your networking game and excel in crucial meetings. Discover practical insights to forge genuine connections that will enable you to broaden your sphere of influence.

Sonali Mehta Rao

with Bret Waters, Dick Haiduck, James Lee, John O’Keefe

3:00 PM - How to Pitch: An Iterative Exercise

Miller Center Office

In this session we’ll learn by doing, and doing and doing again.  After a brief lecture on pitching do’s and don’ts, we’ll break off into groups and share our perfectly imperfect pitches with each other.  Then we’ll repeatedly revisit those pitches with different objectives in mind: seeing if there are new ways to frame your business, or a new side of it to highlight.  

Eric Cunningham

5:00 PM - Happy Hour

Miller Center Office

Join your fellow entrepreneurs for casual bites and drinks to wind down the day.

6:00 PM - Dinner

Join us for dinner in the Miller Center Office.

Saturday, October 21

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8:00 AM - Breakfast

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. 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

9:00 AM - Group Kickoff for Mock Investor Meeting

Miller Center Office

This 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. 

Paul Belknap & Karen Runde

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Mock Investor Meetings (in 6 different breakout rooms)

Each social enterprise will have 120 minutes for their mock investor meeting and subsequent feedback.

  • Miller Center Office “Fishbowl” — social enterprises Koolboks and Sistema.bio, with deal lead Steve White and mock investors Manoj Jain and Galen Welsch, moderated by Stacey Sauber
  • SCDI 2116 — social enterprises Sequence and Promesa, with deal lead Danielle Dhillon (DRK) and mock investors Justin Schwartz (IMPAQTO) and Rob Terenzi, moderated by Andy Lieberman
  • SCDI 2311J — social enterprises Nyota and ePoultry, with deal lead Omer Imtiazuddin (FINCA) and mock investors Liana Nzabampema (Segal) and Steve Abertolle, moderated by Karen Carter
  • SCDI 3110 — social enterprises Jiro-Ve and Mukuru Clean Stoves, with deal lead Paul Belknap and mock investors Melissa Tickle (FINCA) and Manoj Sinha, moderated by Greg Starbird
  • SCDI 4009— social enterprises Maziwa Breastfeeding and Boka Eats, with deal lead James Lee and mock investors Susan Chaffin and Zubaida Bai, moderated by Kevin Kraver
  • SCDI  3311J— social enterprise GajiGesa Indonesia, with deal lead Alex Pan and mock investors Sonali Mehta-Rao and Jim Koch, moderated by Natasa Goronja

12:00 PM - Lunch

Reconvene back at the Miller Center Office for lunch.

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Mock Investor Meetings (in 6 different breakout rooms)

Each social enterprise will have 120 minutes for their mock investor meeting and subsequent feedback.

  • MC Office “Fishbowl” — social enterprises Sistema.bio and Koolboks, with deal lead Steve White and mock investors Manoj Jain and Galen Welsch, moderated by Stacey Sauber
  • SCDI 2116 — social enterprises Promesa and Sequence, with deal lead Danielle Dhillon (DRK) and mock investors Justin Schwartz (IMPAQTO) and Rob Terenzi, moderated by Andy Lieberman
  • SCDI 2311J — social enterprises ePoultry and Nyota, with deal lead Omer Imtiazuddin (FINCA) and mock investors Liana Nzabampema (Segal), and Steve Abertolle, moderated by Karen Carter
  • SCDI 3110 — social enterprise Mukuru Clean Stoves and Jiro-Ve, with deal lead Paul Belknap and mock investors Melissa Tickle (FINCA) and Manoj Sinha, moderated by Greg Starbird
  • SCDI 4009— social enterprises Boka Eats and Maziwa Breastfeeding, with deal lead James Lee and mock investors Susan Chaffin and Zubaida Bai, moderated by Kevin Kraver
  • SCDI  3311J— social enterprise ONOW, with deal lead Tony Stayner and mock investors Jay Nwachu and Kate Cochran (Upaya Social Ventures), moderated by Jeff Pilisuk

4:00 PM - Mentor ONLY Debrief

SCDI 3110

Debrief on what worked and what can be improved upon.

Lynne Anderson, Sharon Bunyard

5:00 PM - Entrepreneur and Mentor Happy Hour

Miller Center Office

Join your fellow social entrepreneurs and mentors for a casual wind down to the day, sponsored by ServiceNow.

6:00 PM - Dinner

Enjoy dinner in the Miller Center Office.

Sunday, October 22

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9:00 AM - Breakfast

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. 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 - HR Headaches: People Problems That Keep Me Up at Night

Miller Center Office

Bring your biggest HR challenges to this interactive group session where you’ll reflect on your own organization’s culture and learn from your fellow participants and Miller Center alumni about their HR best practices.

Brigit Helms with Miller Center Alumni Zubaida Bai, Manoj Sinha, Galen Welsch, and Manuel Wiechers

12:00 PM - Lunch

Enjoy lunch at the Miller Center Office.

1:00 PM - Carbon Credit Roundtable Discussion

Miller Center Office

Carbon Credit Roundtable Discussion

In this roundtable discussion, we’ll provide a high-level overview of the carbon offset credit market and its potential for Miller Center social enterprises. Learn from fellow Miller Center social enterprises FairClimate Fund, Jibu, and Sistema.bio about what it takes to evaluate, prepare for, and offer offsets as a form of revenue.

 

Lynne Anderson

with Mentors: Steve White, Michael Carboy, John O’Keefe

Miller Center Social Entrepreneurs: Tosca Terra, Madrin Maina, Jasmeet Singh

Miller Center Lewis Family Fellows: Lia Kraaijvanger, Lauren Kelley

2:15 PM - Break

2:30 PM - AI Roundtable Discussion

Miller Center Office

AI Roundtable Discussion

In this roundtable discussion, we’ll share best practices and case studies from experts and alumni utilizing AI. Learn about opportunities and resources for utilizing AI to grow your business and increase your impact. Our panel will cover issues around AI and governance, ethics, healthcare, and practical tools. Miller Center alum Manoj Sinha of Husk Power will share how Husk is utilizing AI to drive economic growth and better living standards for people living in poverty.

 

Kevin Kraver

with Mentors:  PK Krishnamurthy, Michelle Bushneff

SCU Faculty: Haibing Lu, Irina Raicu, Michele Samorani

Miller Center Alum: Manoj Sinha

4:00 PM - Filming with Ricardo

Specific mentors and social entrepreneurs will be notified by Karen for scheduling.

5:00 PM - Do your own thing! Enjoy your night off!

Monday, October 23

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7:30 AM - Check Out and Load your Luggage

Check out of Sonesta Suites and load your luggage on the bus before heading to the Miller Center Office for breakfast.

8:00 AM - Breakfast and Final Survey Submission

Have all of your belongings packed and ready to go at Sonesta Suites before joining us in the Miller Center Office for breakfast and program feedback and final survey.

 

Karen Runde and Kevin Kraver

9:00 AM - Bus to King George Hotel & Final Deliverable Submissions

Miller Center Office

 

Submit any updated final deliverables before boarding the bus!

 

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 2023 is taking place.

Address:

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

All Day - SOCAP

YBCA, San Francisco

https://socapglobal.com/events/socap23/

Take advantage of all that this conference has to offer!

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM SOCAP Free Time

YBCA Forum

5:00 PM - Pitch Event Walk-Through Rehearsal

YBCA Forum

Plan to meet in the SOCAP registration area at 5 PM sharp!

Understand the showcase event flow, and visit the venue for the October 24 Showcase. You will not have time to rehearse your full pitch.

Karen Runde and Sarah Sterling (SOCAP)

Tuesday, October 24

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8:30 AM - Breakfast Huddle with social entrepreneurs

Miller Center booth in Expo Area

All Day - SOCAP

YBCA, San Francisco

https://socapglobal.com/events/socap23/

Take advantage of all that this conference has to offer!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Miller Center’s Pitch Showcase

YBCA Blue Shield Main Stage

All SEs are to arrive at 10:00AM backstage in the Green Room of YBCA Blue Shield Theater.

 

The showcase will start promptly at 10:30AM.
As part of Miller Center’s Fall In-Residence and the SOCAP Entrepreneur Program, this is an opportunity to pitch your enterprise to SOCAP attendees.

3:00 - 4:30 PM Building an Entrepreneur-Centric Ecosystem

Embarcadero Room

 

In this interactive workshop, social impact pioneers will facilitate an in-depth conversation about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to centering impact entrepreneurs. How can we connect the dots between the various players in the impact ecosystem and move away from strengthening silos?

 

Brigit Helms and Miller Center Social Enterprise Alumni

5:00 PM Miller Center Alumni @ SOCAP Group Photo

Meet us at Miller Center’s SOCAP booth in the Expo Area to take a group photo of all Miller Center alumni attending SOCAP 2023.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Miller Center Partner Happy Hour

Canopy Space – Jackson Square

595 Pacific Ave 4th Floor, San Francisco CA 94133

 

Join Miller Center and partners Acumen, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and Stanford Seed for a social impact ecosystem happy hour post-SOCAP.

 

Capacity is limited so RSVP to participate!

Wednesday, October 25

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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Final day of SOCAP

YBCA, San Francisco

Take advantage of all that this conference has to offer!

Thursday, October 26

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Guest Departures

All guests should check out no earlier than 11 AM and no later than 4 PM on Thursday, October 26.

 

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 suggest 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 Street 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 on page 2). 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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Campus Map

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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)
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