One thing we LOVE about Seattle is the number of do-gooders there are and the amount of innovation that comes out of this city. To help facilitate those that have a business idea for social good or want to be a part of one, our friends at the Hub Seattle are hosting Seattleâ€™s first SocEnt Weekend.
In case youâ€™re wondering what #Socent Weekend is, itâ€™s a 50 hour crash-course in how to start a social enterprise â€“ a business that will have a positive social impact on our world.
To kick off the weekend, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will be at the event on Friday evening just before 7pm. Teams will work throughout the weekend towards a final pitch on Sunday evening at 5:30pm. In this time, teams will take an idea to make positive social change and develop an actionable business plan to move forward.
The organizers have got a host of amazingÂ prizes, phenomenalÂ judges and mentors, as well a great group of participants to build up your network.Â Don’t miss out on this first-of-its kind opportunity.Â If you have a great business idea for social good, or want to be a part of one and can contribute your design or development skills, register today!
With just one day left until the big event starts, SocEnt weekend is specifically looking for a few more designers, techies, or startup junkies. If thatâ€™s you, you’re in need of this weekend atÂ #SocEnt Weekend. Teams of social entrepreneurs need your skills and action-oriented approaches to turn their ideas into world changing real businesses.
We can’t wait to hear about the great social enterprises that come out of the weekend!