The Social Capital Markets 2008 Conference (SoCap) is the world's first conference to bring institutional and individual investors together with social entrepreneurs. It will take place in San Francisco on October 13 - 15.
The conference goal is to validate the reality of - and accelerate the growth of - the social capital market. Conference sponsor, Kevin Jones (founder of Good Capital [goodcap.net]) says that there's been an explosion of social venture funds in recent years. "From Austin to San Francisco, and Johannesburg to Rio, these funds are popping up all over the globe." He estimates, based on his conversations with the managers of these funds, that more than half a billion is being raised worldwide.
Register for SoCap here.
Thanks Phil, it looks to be quite a unique gathering. a lot of major foundations have signed up in the past few days, as well. people are learning to talk across silos to get things done.
Posted by: Kevin Jones | September 29, 2008 at 10:45 AM
Thank you, Kevin, much to your credit as one of the key people who has brought this social capital market into being. Congrats!
Posted by: Phil | September 29, 2008 at 02:24 PM