About the Workshop: “Social Impact Investing: How you can make a profit and a difference” This workshop will introduce people of all business backgrounds to Philanthropic Investment and how to go about making a difference through your business. With an overview to impact investing as a whole, then narrowing down to community development through entrepreneurship, come out for a night of practical fun, great stories, and connection with fellow entrepreneurs looking to make a difference in their world through business.About Tim BickersTim, a native Tulsa entrepreneur, is passionate about creatively using business to empower people to dream big. He co-founded Emerging Ideas, where he invests in brilliant entrepreneurs in Southern Africa, connecting their ideas with the people, resources, and capital to produce profits and change lives. He specializes in Philanthropic Investment, focusing on generating both a financial and social return on investment. Tim has founded a handful of companies, including Big Africa, The Candeo Marketing Group. When not working with entrepreneurs, he enjoys reading great books, speaking on marketing trends, business in Africa, and dreaming big. He also referees college and semi-professional soccer.
About The MineThe Mine is a program focused on social innovation and talent development in Tulsa. There are two components: The Core Fellowship and OpenMine events.The Core is a nine-month professional Fellowship implementing community-impact, social innovation projects to develop Tulsa’s top professional talentThe OpenMine consists of open public forums to engage the community in social innovation and business development across Tulsa. The Mine is powered by The Forge, The George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, and the University of Oklahoma Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW).
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