Social Enterprise Conference comes to West Palm Beach

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Industry leaders from across the state and the nation will convene at Palm Beach Atlantic University Saturday March 12 2016 for a symposium on the newest business trend: social enterprise. Elected officials, titans of industry, and a winner of ABC’s Shark Tank will all be there to teach South Floridians how to make money by helping the community.

Industry Experts

Highly respected people from every industry will be there and Nick Aster of the renowned media wire will be moderating all of the panels. The morning kicks off with a discussion between West Palm Beach Commissioner Paula Ryan and CitiQuants Founder Philip Peters on Urban Planning. Following them are the Founding Executive Director of Place of Hope Charles L Bender III, local sustainability journalist and BStorytelling CEO Julie Fahnestock, and HelpedHope Founder and CEO Alexander Golding.

The third panel is on the social and financial interplay of the addiction and gambling industry, with marketing veteran Jason Brian of Mako Marketing Group, Executive Director of Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive Brad Sorte, and Founder and CEO Jen Alfert of Jen Alfert Consulting speaking on the topics.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker is Marc J. Lane, Founder of the Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C. and the Marc J. Lane Wealth Group. He was the former Director of the Social Enterprise Alliance, the former chairman of the State of Illinois’ Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise, the former Commissioner of the Serve Illinois Commission, and is the current President and Director of the Chicago Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance. Following Marc is lunch and a trade expo showcasing some wonderful local social enterprises.

Social Entrepreneurship

After lunch is the Social Entrepreneurship panel, featuring local Sprouts! Inc. CEO Sharon Quercioli, local THX Co. Co-Founder Ricardo Bueso, and the Shark Tank winning Founder and CEO of Hungry Harvest Evan Lutz. Following this group is the Finance panel, with CEO of B Revolution Dirk Sampselle, CEO of CarePrint Asset Management Vanessa Grellet, and Aubrey Sibanyoni, an executive at Sakhiwe Capital Partners.

The last panel is the land and infrastructure panel featuring Amir Keshavarz, a principal at local green engineering firm Keshavarz & Associates, Terry Horton, the co-founder of America’s largest real estate company D.R. Horton, and Jeremy Earle, the Deputy Director of Sustainability for the City of Fort Lauderdale Jeremy Earle.

We hope to see you there!

About the Event:

Palm Beach Atlantic University and HelpedHope Present:

Social Enterprise Conference 2016

March 12 2016

Weyenberg Conference Hall

900 S. Olive Ave, 2nd Fl. WPB, FL 33401