UnLtd USA | startup + drive Austin

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Are you a startup social entrepreneur working on an idea or initiative to startup and drive change in your community or around the world?

Come join Gary Hoover, Founder and CEO of BigWig Games, Jessica Shortall, Director of Giving at TOMS and other seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced coaches and leaders from the sector for a free event of one-on-one clinics, practical workshops and inspiring talks.

ONE-ON-ONE CLINICS
Want some individual attention? Sign up for a 40-minute, one-on-one clinic with one of our mentors.

TOPICS
Designing a pilot
Impact assessment
Crowdfunding
Building an entrepreneurial team
Reaching out to new customers/beneficiaries
Business concept and plan
Raising funds/investment
Business plan and strategy
Financial model

MENTORS
Zoe Schlag, Associate at UnLtd India and Founder of UnLtd USA
Pooja Warier, Co-founder, UnLtd India, Bombay Connect and Journeys for Change
Richard Alderson, Co-founder, UnLtd India, Journeys for Change and CareerShifters
Hrag Richard Toutikian, entrepreneur and

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

The Power of Individuals to Change the World - Gary Hoover, Founder and CEO of BigWig Games

Uncover Your Impact DNA – Richard Alderson, Co-Founder of UnLtd India, Journeys for Change and CareerShifters
Adapted from one of the world's leading self-awareness tools for entrepreneurs, this is a brand new approach to understand the DNA of a social entrepreneur.
*If you're a social entrepreneur or team member, take part to understand how you can feel less overwhelmed, build stronger teams and more easily create impact through your work.
*If you're a funder or supporter of social entrepreneurs, take part to get unusual insights on how the individuals you support can rapidly accelerate their impact.
*Anyone else? Take part to learn more about your 'impact DNA' and how you can be more effective in your work.

Are you Ready for Scale and Replication? – Jessica Shortall, Director of Giving at TOMS Shoes

About UnLtd USA | startup + drive
The UnLtd USA | startup + drive roadtrip is a monthlong series of popup bootcamps for early stage social entrepreneurs coming to 8 cities across the US this September. The founder of UnLtd USA, along with the two co-founders of UnLtd India and a few other entrepreneurs will be traveling from coast to coast to offer talks, workshops, one-on-one clinics and peer learning sessions – all of it aimed at helping you jumpstart your potential as a leader to start up and drive change and understanding how UnLtd USA can best serve the social startups of the country.

About UnLtd USA
At UnLtd USA we find, fund and support early stage social entrepreneurs. By engaging before almost all others and providing customized, ongoing support on site, we jumpstart the work of these individuals to transform visions of change into a roadmaps for launch and scale. We believe in investing directly in individuals to launch their potential as change makers—accelerating their progress, developing them as leaders and preparing their fledgling organizations for further investment and scale.

GUEST SPEAKERS AND MENTORS
Richard Alderson
Richard Alderson starts and invests in social ventures. He is the co-founder of UnLtd India, an incubator for social entrepreneurs in India; Journeys for Change, a social enterprise taking leaders to learn from the people changing the world; and Careershifters, which helps people find and start doing work they love. He's currently launching Impact DNA, a set of online tools to help social entrepreneurs and their teams make more impact in the world.

Jessica Shortall
Jessica Shortall has led a global career in social entrepreneurship built on experience across a number of industries, and commercial and non-profit business models, with special focus on growing and scaling social impact organizations. Shortall has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uzbekistan, was co-founder and of The Campus Kitchens Project, a U.S.-based social non-profit with a franchise-style affiliate structure and more than 30 locations in the U.S. Shortall has consulted for a number of growing social enterprises and social businesses around the world. In 2009, she joined TOMS Shoes as its first director of giving, building out the One for One company’s strategy for high-impact global shoe-giving. She now acts as director of sight giving for the company’s new Eyewear line. In 2006, Shortall completed her M.B.A. with honors at Oxford as a Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship.

RESIDENT MENTORS
Zoe Schlag
Zoe Schlag is the founder of UnLtd USA. Her own journey as a social entrepreneur was sparked by her work at UnLtd India, where she currently serves as a coach and mentor to startup social entrepreneurs. After experiencing the energy, passion and incredible results of working with social entrepreneurs at the earliest stages, Zoe was inspired to bring the UnLtd approach to incubation support to the United States. Zoe loves mountains, traveling and all delicious foods.

Pooja Warier
Pooja Warier is the co-founder and director of UnLtd India, Journeys for Change and Bombay Connect. She has launched three ventures in the space of 6 years and thrives on start-ups, traveling and dancing. Pooja was recently nominated as a 2013 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Hrag Touts
Hrag exchanged his suites and office nearly a year ago for board shorts and beaches. Throughout this time he traveled around SE Asia, trained Muay Thai in Thailand and tried to co-found the first frozen yogurt business in Phuket. During his days of suits and offices, he was working with Mubadala, the investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi, where he started up various companies in the financial and defense service sectors. Prior to that Hrag worked with Ernst and Young as an external auditor. He is a big time foodie and an advent cook (yes, he loves his tummy).

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Zoe Schlag is the founder of UnLtd USA. Her own journey as a social entrepreneur was sparked by her work at UnLtd India, where she currently serves as a coach and mentor to startup social entrepreneurs. After experiencing the energy, passion and incredible results of working with social entrepreneurs at the earliest stages, Zoe was inspired to bring the UnLtd approach to incubation support to the United States. Zoe loves mountains, traveling and all delicious foods. Pooja Warier is the co-founder and director of UnLtd India, Journeys for Change and Bombay Connect. She has launched three ventures in the space of 6 years and thrives on start-ups, traveling and dancing. Pooja was recently nominated as a 2013 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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Paige combines her background in community advocacy and urban design with her lifelong experience in environmental stewardship to create a self-sustaining, neighborhood-based food system that is a natural part of our every day lives.


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Dustin is founder and CEO of the East Side Compost Pedallers, a completely bike-powered compost recycling program that collects organics from homes & businesses and delivers them to nearby urban farms to grow more food. He is also a founding member of the Food is Free Project (foodisfreeproject.org).


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Oliver is the Founder & CEO of ESPEROS, a fast growing social enterprise dedicated to providing children in the developing world with access to education. With every product the lifestyle brand sells, it helps fund one year of education for a child in need.


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Nick is a systems & design thinker, skilled facilitator, and social innovation professional. He is especially passionate about engaging multidisciplinary teams to tackle complex problems across the globe. He most recently worked for the design & innovation firm, IDEO.org, promoting human-centered design throughout the social sector. Nick holds a master's degree in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania.


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Zoe Schlag
over 3 years ago

Looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks! Registrations for one-on-one clinics are now open, so please go to this Google form (http://bit.ly/151976L) to sign up. In addition, please send a brief concept note or one-pager of your social venture to zoe.schlag@gmail.com. This will help your mentor prepare for your session.

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