Social Venture Panel

Presented by the MBA in Design Strategy program
February 18, 2012 6:30 pm–8:30 am
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

Free and open to the public

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Social ventures are the latest trend in driving systemic social impact. They come in all shapes and sizes—from emerging startups or an established 501c3 to a robust for-profit—and endeavor to make a difference in the United State and abroad.


Sylvia Ventura
Founder; One Block Off the Grid (1BOG)

David Leventhal
Principal/Founder; Playa Viva LLC

Greg Delaune
Director/founder: ForeFront Creative Solutions Laboratory

Our panel of experienced funders and founders will share their insight on the realities of starting and sustaining a social venture, what challenges and opportunities lie ahead, and where savvy, design-minded business students can contribute.

This event will be moderated by Steve Diller, adjunct professor, MBA in Design Strategy, instructor for “Market Insight Studio”