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UChicago Obama Foundation Scholars Info Session - In-Person

Wednesday, February 21 | 12:30 - 2 p.m. | Edith Abbott Hall, UChicago:

Applications are now open for the 2024-25 cohort of the University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars Program. The one-year program is designed to empower rising student leaders with the potential to create lasting social impact. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 19. Attend this in-person info session to learn more. 

 

This event is open to Chicago Booth MBA students. 

 

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UChicago Obama Foundation Scholars Info Session - Virtual

Thursday, February 22 | 4:45 - 6 p.m. CT | Virtual: 

Applications are now open for the 2024-25 cohort of the University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars Program. The one-year program is designed to empower rising student leaders with the potential to create lasting social impact. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 19. Attend this virtual info session to learn more. 

 

This event is open to Chicago Booth MBA students. 

 

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NVC/SNVC Phase II Team Building Reception

Wednesday, February 28, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Harper Center Room 104:

Are you interested in joining a team for either the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) or the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)? The Polsky Center and the Rustandy Center invite you to this team building reception to network and meet with the Phase II NVC and SNVC teams, who are actively seeking individuals with diverse skillsets and backgrounds to round out their teams.

 

This event is open to all UChicago graduate students. 

 

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Social Entrepreneurship Story: Dave Ellis, Founder & Co-CEO, Hatch Africa

Thursday, February 29, 12 - 1 p.m. CT | Harper Center, Room 207D: 

Join the Rustandy Center's social entrepreneur in residence, Dave Ellis, for an in-person event discussing Dave's successful career building and scaling a social venture in Africa. Dave Ellis is the co-founder and managing director of Hatch Africa (Formerly Flow Equity) and serves as an executive director for its portfolio businesses. Hatch Africa is a US-based venture development business focused on developing the traditional, rural poultry sector in Eastern Africa.

 

This event is open to all UChicago graduate students. 

 

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Polsky Center's Build and Launch Accelerator for New Ventures Info Session

Thursday, February 29, 5 - 6 p.m. CT | Virtual: 

Join the Polsky Center for an info session about the Build and Launch Accelerator, which gives student entrepreneurial teams the opportunity to work exclusively on their new ventures in a collaborative and dynamic environment over the summer. Full and part-time students of the University of Chicago as well as UChicago Alumni within 5 years of graduation are eligible to apply.

 

This event is open to all UChicago graduate students and alumni. 

 

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Social Impact Leadership Series - The Economic Trade-Offs of Mandating Emissions Disclosures

Thursday, March 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m. HKT | Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

Join us for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation’s Social Impact Leadership Series event: The Economic Tradeoffs of Mandating Emissions Disclosures. 

Chicago Booth’s Haresh Sapra, the Charles T. Hongren Professor of Accounting and the inaugural Raymond Hung Faculty in Residence in Hong Kong, will present his new research on worldwide emissions mandates and their impact.


This event is open to the public.


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Impact Investing 101 for Booth Alumni

Monday, March 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m. CT | Virtual

This session will focus on an overview of the impact investing ecosystem, including its history and where we are today. Chicago Booth adjunct assistant professor of strategy, and Rustandy Center executive in residence, Priya Parrish, '09 will lead the session. Priya is a partner and chief investment officer at Impact Engine, a venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies driving impact in economic empowerment, education, environmental sustainability, and health. 


This event is open to all Chicago Booth alumni. 


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Virtual On Board: Finding Your "Right" Fit Board

Wednesday, March 20, 12 - 1 p.m. CT | Virtual:

Part of the Rustandy Center's virtual On Board series, this event is designed for Booth alumni seeking guidance as they search for a nonprofit board opportunity. In this interactive workshop you will explore different types of organizations and boards and outline how to narrow down your passions, find opportunities, approach and introduce yourself to an organization, and learn what questions to ask before joining a board. You'll also hear from a current nonprofit board member about how they found their "right fit board." Leave with a to-do list and strategic plan to start your search for a meaningful nonprofit board service experience.


This event is open to all Chicago Booth alumni. 


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Golub Capital Social Impact Lab Annual Lecture: Elevating the Black Community in Chicago

Thursday, March 28, 5 - 7 p.m. | David Rubenstein Forum:

Join us for the inaugural Golub Capital Social Impact Lab Annual Lecture on Elevating the Black Community in Chicago. John Rogers, chairman and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, will be in conversation with Karen Freeman-Wilson, president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. The conversation will include a historical look at changes in the economic landscape for the Black community in Chicago, the importance of boardroom advocacy and the need for initiatives to reduce biases and expand financial literacy and career opportunities for youth.


This event is open to the public.


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