University of Southern California


BSEL Lunch and Learn
CEO Wendy Butts from LA Conservation Corps
January 28
TCC 227
12:30-2 PM

GOOD Magazine
Ben Goldhirsh
Co-founder and CEO
Sept. 24, 2015
12:30-2 p.m.
TCC 450

Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)
Elizabeth Scharpf
Founder and Chief Instigating Officer
Oct. 21, 2015
12:30-2 p.m.
TCC 450

Lunch and Learn
Not Impossible
Mick Ebeling
Founder and CEO
Nov. 17, 2015
12:30-2 p.m.
TCC 450

Food Access Solutions
Alex Dorsey
General Manager
April 9, 2015
TCC 227

Community Healthcare
Ritchie Geisel, President and CEO
February 25, 2015
JKP 210

Pro bono Consulting
Taproot Foundation
Joel Bashevkin, Interim Executive Director
January 27, 2015

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Y Combinator
Kate Courteau, Director of Y Combinator Nonprofits
November 20, 2014

Targeted Philanthropy
Goldhirsch Foundation
Tara Roth, President
October 22, 2014

Solar Energy and Job Creation
GRID Alternatives
Michael Kadish, Executive Director

Alternative Energy
New Leaf Biofuel
Jennifer Case, CEO
March 27, 2014

Engaging the Private Sector
Emerging Markets, Inc.
Elwood Hopkins, Managing Director
Daniel Tellalian, Director
March 4, 2014 

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LA Regional Food Bank
Michael Flood, President/CEO
January 22, 2014

Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Product Design
Jean Shia, Vice President of Business Operations

Workforce Development
Delancey Street Foundation 
Dave Durocher, Los Angeles Facility Manager
September 25, 2013 

Domestic & International Microfinance
ACCION San Diego
Elizabeth Schott, Executive Director
April 22, 2013

Rural Healthcare Technology
Medic Mobile
Josh Nesbit, CEO
March 5, 2013 

Corporate Responsibility
Elissa Loughman, Environmental Analyst 
January 28, 2013 

Base of the Pyramid Job Development
Maria Springer, Co-Founder & Executive Director
December 4, 2012 

Social Business Certification
B Lab
Andy Fyfe, Community Development 
November 29, 2012

Global Healthcare Franchising
World Health Partners
Karen Pak Oppenheimer, Vice President 
October 2, 2012 

Scaling Children's Literacy
Room to Read
Pierre Towns, Chief Talent Officer
September 5, 2012 
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Access to Global Healthcare
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
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Social Entrepreneurship
FINCA International
Rupert Scofield, CEO
November 28, 2011
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Corporate Foundations
CAA Foundation
Michelle Kydd Lee, Founder & Director
November 15, 2011
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Alternative Retail Development
The Camp 
Shaheen Sadeghi, Developer of The Camp 
September 27, 2011 
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Organic Food Delivery
Revolution Foods
Carl Cade, Vice President Southern California 
October 12, 2011
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Corporate Responsibility
Warner Brothers Entertainment
Michelle Yates, Vice President, CSR
April 12, 2011
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Alternative Energy
GeoGreen Biofuels
Joel Rubin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
March 28, 2011
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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
Goldman Sachs GS Sustain
Marc Fox, Executive Director
February 24, 2011
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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

Cause-Related Marketing
Julie Cordua, Vice President of Marketing
November 2, 2010

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

Global Health Solutions
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 |