Social Innovation Conferences and Events

Rustandy EventsThe Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation holds events globally, equipping members of our community with insights into how the sector operates and helping them increase their odds of solving complex problems. Featured speakers have included Nobel laureates, elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and social entrepreneurs.

Rustandy Center events are designed for nonprofit and business leaders; social entrepreneurs; Booth students, faculty, and alumni; board members; and impact investors—anyone committed to making the world more equitable and sustainable.


On Board Conference

One of our largest annual events is the On Board conference on nonprofit board service, which is held in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco.

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Office Hours: Impact Investor In Residence Priya Parrish, '09

Friday, January 11 9:00 AM
Booth 455, Room 120-D

Interested in exploring a career in or learning more about impact investing? Priya Parrish, '09, chief investment officer and managing partner at Impact Engine, is available to mentor Booth students and provide an industry perspective on careers and other opportunities in the field of impact investing.

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Deadline: Register for the Patagonia Case Competition

Sunday, January 13 5:00 PM

The Patagonia Case Competition invites students to compete for up to $15,000 in cash prizes and the chance to present and travel to California to Patagonia's headquarters. Hosted by the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and Patagonia (and facilitated at Booth by the Rustandy Center), MBA students can register to participate in teams through January 13, 2019.

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Feasibility Summary Presentation and Quick Pitch

Tuesday, January 08 5:00 PM
Harper Center, C-25

Have a few questions before submitting your application to the 2019 Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) or the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)? Or, are you looking for some new team members to round out your company? Attend the Feasibility Summary Presentation and Quick Pitch event, cohosted by the Rustandy Center and Polsky Center.

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Deadline: Apply to the SNVC/NVC

Thursday, January 31 10:00 AM

Interested in participating in the 2019 John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) or the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC)? Apply to the startup competition by January 31, 2019. SNVC teams can be for-profit or nonprofit organizations, but must present a business model with a social mission at the core as well as a plausible plan for financial sustainability.

The SNVC is operated by Booth's Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.