Noble Impact's Steve Clark Set to Talk Social Entrepreneurship at WRI
In case you missed it, the UA's Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is hosting the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp this weekend on Petit Jean Mountain.
Noble Impact founder Steve Clark will provide the keynote Friday night at 7 via discussion with Roby Brock of Talk Business & Politics on the rise of social entrepreneurship in Arkansas and the state of the state's startup ecosystem.
The keynote is open to the public but registration is required and space is limited. Event sponsors are WRI, the UA's Office of Entrepreneurship, the UA Clinton School of Public Service and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.
The boot camp's aim is to provide training for new and aspiring social entrepreneurs, focusing on business skills, legal issues, scalability, measuring impact, ethics and benefit corporations, which are for-profit corporate entities designed with legally defined goals of providing a positive impact on society and the environment.
In short, the boot camp will encourage entrepreneurs to do well by doing good. While Arkansas has had to play catch up to much of the rest of the nation in building a foundation for tech startups to thrive, many believe it could be a leader in terms of social entrepreneurship.
"Arkansas has all the ingredients to be a thought leader in this field," Noble Impact CEO Eric Wilson said.
Good stuff awaits. Again, Friday night at 7 at WRI on Petit Jean. Lots of Arkansas startup/entrepreneurship heavyweights will be there. Register here.
Meantime, in this video from WRI which serves as a tease for Friday night, Clark talks social entrepreneurship: