Landmark Ventures and our partners are delighted to host a series of virtual events for our robust network of Global Leaders, Corporate Executives, Venture Capitalists, Philanthropists, Celebrities and Social Entrepreneurs across the Social Innovation Summit ecosystem. Please find descriptions of each event below and click to register.

UNGA Kick-Off:
Future of Work Networking

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 || 11:00am–12:00pm ET / 8:00am–9:00am PT

Kick off UNGA week with a fun 1:1 Video-Networking Session bringing together leaders from across the Social Innovation Summit ecosystem to start meaningful conversations, make new friends, and ultimately build impactful partnerships.

Following brief opening remarks and a Fireside Chat with Lyft and Mastercard, attendees can network with peers who are also thinking about gaps in today’s education-to-employment pipelines and approaches to strengthening the workforce of tomorrow....

Featured Speakers:
  • Oliver Browne, Head of Future of Work – Lyft
  • Parag Mehta, Executive Director & Senior Vice President – Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Mel Ochoa, Chief Operating Officer – Landmark Ventures

Normalizing Black Wealth
and Black Unicorns

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 || 2:00pm–3:00pm ET / 11:00am–12:00pm PT

In partnership with UBS, this fast-paced, expert-led program will explore opportunities and challenges around creating inclusive communities in the face of injustice and racism. The headlines are familiar and challenges seem intractable: venture capital invests less than 1% in Black founders. Black entrepreneurs regularly encounter racism and bias from investors. And the numbers are even more dire for Black women, despite being among the fastest-growing and most dynamic founders of our time. Solutions in the form of accelerators, fundraising workshops, coding academies offer some relief and progress. After the summer of Black Lives Matter, the world galvanized around a call for racial justice and systemic change. How can the world of venture step up to meet this moment?

Join SIS, UBS, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mentor Spaces, Black founders, venture capitalists, and journalists for a strategy session on the new game plan and how to flip the narrative for Black Founders.

Featured Speakers:
  • Mark Wilkins, Managing Director – UBS
  • Baron Davis, Two-Time NBA All-Star, Investor & Founder – Baron Davis Enterprises
  • Henry Hipps, Deputy Director – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Chris Motley, Founder & CEO – Mentor Spaces
  • Kori Hale, Chief Executive Officer – CultureBanx
  • Monique Idlett-Mosley, Founder & Managing Partner – Reign Ventures

Exploring Philanthropy’s Role
in a Democratic Society

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 || 1:00pm–2:00pm ET / 10:00am–11:30am PT

In partnership with Fidelity Charitable, this virtual event will welcome an audience of philanthropists, foundation leaders, corporate executives, and innovators for an informative discussion on enhancing the democratic process, especially as the 2020 presidential election approaches.

The goal of the event is to learn about issues facing our democracy and gain an understanding of the diverse ecosystem of initiatives, organizing groups, nonpartisan programs, and others working to address them. It will explore some of the innovative approaches both individual and institutional funders are taking to ensure a healthy, well-functioning democracy.

Featured Speakers:
  • Pamela Norley, President – Fidelity Charitable
  • Melody Barnes, Former Director of Domestic Policy Council; Co-Director for Policy & Public Affairs – UVA Democracy Initiative
  • Steven Olikara, Founder & CEO – Millennial Action Project
  • Joe Goldman, President – Democracy Fund

VIP Roundtable: Leaders & Luminaries of Social Impact

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 || 4:00pm–5:00pm ET / 1:00pm–2:00pm PT

An SIS signature, this intimate event will welcome a highly curated group of approximately 20-25 executives for a virtual roundtable discussion. The goal is to convene a peer group of emerging leaders and innovators shaping social impact as we look toward 2021. The conversation will provide an informal (off-the-record) opportunity to discuss the challenges of funders during times of change, highlight best practices around specific programs and efforts, and explore how we can take action and partner together for impact.

Due to the intimate nature of this small group discussion, participation is subject to application.

UNGA "Cocktail Reception" –
1:1 Executive Networking

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 || 4:00pm–5:00pm ET / 1:00pm–2:00pm PT

Bring your own beverage and join us for an informal networking reception. This fun 1:1 Video-Networking Session will convene leaders from across the Social Innovation Summit ecosystem to start meaningful conversations, make new friends, and ultimately build impactful partnerships.

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