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Y Combinator
Kate Courteau, Director of Y Combinator Nonprofits
November 20, 2014
Co-sponsored by Sigma Eta Pi & USC Global Brigades at Marshall

Past Lunch & Learn Events

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Targeted Philanthropy
Goldhirsch Foundation

Tara Roth, President
October 22, 2014
Co-sponsored by Los Angeles Community Impact

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GRID Alternatives
Michael Kadish, Executive Director
Co-sponsored by: Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs

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New Leaf Biofuel
Jennifer Case, CEO
March 27, 2014
Co-Sponsored by USC Design for America Community & USC Energy Club

Engaging the Private Sector
Emerging Markets, Inc. 

Elwood Hopkins, Managing Director
Daniel Tellalian, Director
March 4, 2014 
Co-sponsored by USC Global Brigades at Marshall and Conquest Capital Ventures

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LA Regional Food Bank
Michael Flood, President/CEO
January 22, 2014
Co-Sponsored by: LACI


Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Product Design
Jean Shia, Vice President of Business Operations
Co-Sponsored by: Marshall Net Impact and Global Brigades at Marshall

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Delancey Street Foundation 
Dave Durocher, Los Angeles Facility Manager
September 25, 2013 
Co-Sponsored by Los Angeles Community Impact & Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs

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ACCION San Diego
Elizabeth Schott, Executive Director
April 22, 2013
Co-Sponsored by USC MoneyThink and USC Microfinance Club

Rural Healthcare Technology
Medic Mobile

Josh Nesbit, CEO
March 5, 2013 
Co-Sponsored by USC Global Health Institute and Engineers Without Borders

Corporate Responsibility

Elissa Loughman, Environmental Analyst 
January 28, 2013 
Co-Sponsored by SC Outfitters and USC Office of Sustainability 

Base of the Pyramid Job Development

Maria Springer, Co-Founder & Executive Director
December 4, 2012 
Co-Sponsored by USC Enactus and Alpha Kappa Psi

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B Lab
Andy Fyfe, Community Development 
November 29, 2012
Co-Sponsored by the USC Stevens Center for Innovation and Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI)

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World Health Partners
Karen Pak Oppenheimer, Vice President 
October 2, 2012 
Co-Sponsored by the Black Business Student Association and Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs

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Room to Read
Pierre Towns, Chief Talent Officer
September 5, 2012 
Co-Sponsored by Global Brigades at Marshall and USC Dornsife Joint Educational Project (JEP) 
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Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI)
Melodie Holden, Founder and Board Member
April 26, 2012
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Corporate Philanthropy
1% for the Planet

Rebecca Callahan Klein, VP Organizational Development
March 26, 2012
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The Business of Impact Games

Laird Malamed, Adjunct Faculty, USC School of Cinematic Arts and President, Creative Learning Technologies
George Rose, former Chief Legal Officer and Chief Public Policy Officer and current Senior Consultant to Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard 
February 28, 2012 
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Water Sanitation and Distribution
Water Health International

Sanjay Bhatnager, CEO
February 22, 2012
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Cause Related Marketing 
Participant Media

Christina Lindstrom, Director, Social Action & Advocacy
January 19, 2012
Co-sponsored by Graduate Marketing Association and Los Angeles Community Impact
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Social Entrepreneurship
FINCA International

Rupert Scofield, CEO
November 28, 2011
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CAA Foundation
Michelle Kydd Lee, Founder & Director
Co-sponsored by Black Business Student Association & Global Business Brigades
November 15, 2011
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The Camp 
Shaheen Sadeghi, Developer of The Camp 
September 27, 2011 
Co-Sponsored by Real Estate Law Society and SC Outfitters
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Revolution Foods
Carl Cade, Vice President Southern California 
October 12, 2011
Co-sponsored by National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance & Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
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Warner Brothers Entertainment
Michelle Yates, Vice President, CSR
April 12, 2011
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GeoGreen Biofuels
Joel Rubin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
March 28, 2011
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Goldman Sachs GS Sustain
Marc Fox, Executive Director
February 24, 2011
Co-Sponsored by the Trojan Investing Society
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Sustainable Housing

Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO
January 24, 2011
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Technology Without Borders
Question Box

Rose Shuman, Founder
December 2, 2010
Co-Sponsored by Global Business Brigades

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Julie Cordua, Vice President of Marketing
November 2, 2010
Co-Sponsored by Marshall Net Impact

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Mama's Hot Tamales Cafe
Sandi "Mama" Romero, Founder
October 12, 2010
Cosponsored by Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI) 

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Napo Pharmaceuticals
Lisa Conte, CEO
September 30, 2010
Cosponsored by Delta Sigma Pi and USC Global Health Institute
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Past Social Innovation Fast Pitches

The 2012 Social Innovation Fast Pitch program
The goal of the Social Innovation Fast Pitch program is to build the capacity of and create visibility for innovative local nonprofits and the social entrepreneurs who lead them. Nonprofits are selected to participate based on their innovative approaches to creating social change and their potential for significant positive community impact.
October 24, 2012.
Learn more about the program and check out the 2012 participants.
Watch the Fast Pitch competition.
Questions? Please visit the website | watch the video |