Irish Impact Conference

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September 17-19, 2014

The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to welcome alumni back to campus for the 2014 Irish Impact Social Entrepreneurship Conference!

This free event kicks off with our keynote speaker, Dr. Jordan Kassalow. Dr. Kassalow is the founder and co-chairman of VisionSpring, a not-for-profit social business that ensures affordable access to eyewear everywhere. His organization has helped more than two million people attain eyewear that would have otherwise been unaffordable to them.

The conference will feature a number of practitioners who will speak on topics including:
     • Human-centered Design and Design Thinking
     • The Intersection of Big Data with Social Enterprise
     • The Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
     • How to Bridge the Funding Gap

Register now to attend this free event! And hear from prolific practitioners such as:
      • Ann-Marie Conrado, assistant professor of industrial design, Notre Dame
      • Saul Garlick, founder and CEO of ThinkImpact
      • Rick Klau, Google Ventures

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to witness thought leadership at its finest! Conference registrants can apply to participate in/or attend the Zielsdorf Family Pitch Competition. Also on the agenda is the distribution of the Haley Award for outstanding social entrepreneurism and impact.

While the event is free, tickets are required. All who register to attend will receive a commemorative SustainU t-shirt. SustainU is a social enterprise founded by ND alum Chris Yura.

Melissa Paulsen, MSA
Assistant Director and Concurrent Instructor
Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship
Mendoza College of Business | University of Notre Dame
574.631.7568  |

Irish Impact is sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship and Fellow Irish Social Hub (FISH), with generous support from The Robert L. (ND ’65) and Frances J. Zielsdorf Foundation, which provides support for health care, education, and hardship and emergency grants to deserving people in Indian River County, Fla.; Shelby County, Ohio; and Cheboygan County, Mich. Longtime supporters of Notre Dame and its Center for Social Concerns, the Zielsdorfs view the opportunity to underwrite the Irish Impact Conference as a way to support the growth of social entrepreneurship and to help instill the idea that elements of capitalism can be harnessed as a force for good.

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