Social Enterprise Funding Opportunties
I met these guys last week and thought this might be helpful to those of you looking for funding: Investors’ Circle (IC) is now accepting company applications for its 2008 Spring Venture Fair, which will be held May 6th at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. IC seeks to feature the next generation of sustainable, mission-driven ventures at this event. Ventures with a focus in the following sectors are encouraged to apply: Energy & Environment, Food & Organics, Health & Wellness, Education, Media, and Community & International Development.
In the past 3 years, IC venture fairs have resulted in over $20 million in investment for approximately 1/3 of presenting ventures. Sample investments include Guayaki, IceStone, Indigenous Designs, PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics, Niman Ranch, and United Villages.
To apply, companies will need to submit an electronic application through the IC website by going to http://www.investorscircle.net. The deadline to submit an application is February 1st.