Inaugural XVii Program. Sustainable Food & Agriculture: Innovations & Finance
Impact Entrepreneur Center's 2-day retreat and forum, which launches IE's new XVii Program Series, will be held at harvest time (mid-September) in the beautiful and bountiful Berkshires of Massachusetts. The invitation-only program is designed for leading entrepreneurs, investors and scholars who are passionate about translating the social and environmental challenges outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2 into viable businesses, and successfully capitalizing those businesses from start-up to maturity.
IEC has several partners for this event, including HeroX, a crowdsourcing solutions design platform. An important goal of this XVii program will be to design and articulate a solutions challenge related to SDG 2, which will be posted on HeroX's platform and circulated to the community of entrepreneurs who are members of Impact Entrepreneur's global network. Once a winner to the challenge is chosen, IEC will support the winner(s) in incubating the winning solution from concept to launched business.