“The open discussions, uniquely-tailored workshops, and informational presentations cultivated an attitude of learning and engagement. I left with a captivated mind and an inspired heart.” – Kathleen Wells, Social Aspiring Entrepreneur
On November 17th, 2016, The KIND Foundation hosted an educational Entrepreneurship Summit for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs focused on building businesses that will have a positive social impact. As a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Summit focused on propelling the next generation of successful and responsible businesses through a day of learning, conversation, and connection. Nearly 300 entrepreneurs participated in the Summit, both in-person and online, through a range of educational workshops, lectures, and one-one-one sessions.
To bring this experience to life, The KIND Foundation partnered with Venture for America, a nonprofit Fellowship program that empowers young people to revitalize American communities through entrepreneurship. Noteworthy business and thought leaders joined to speak with Summit participants. Featured speakers included Daniel Lubetzky, President, The KIND Foundation and Founder & CEO, KIND; Jeff Raider, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Harry’s; Rhys Powell, President & Founder, Red Rabbit; and Arianna Huffington, Founder, Thrive Global. KIND also provided support for the Summit by shutting its doors and mobilizing team members across every department – from marketing and communications to operations and customer service – as part of the company’s day of service.
We encourage you to learn more about the Summit by checking out last year’s agenda here and watching the below video.