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A Conversation with Lauren Harper at Pioneers@MDC
Start Date: 5/22/2019Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 5/22/2019End Time: 12:00 PM
Event Description:

Join us for a conversation with Lauren Harper at our Pioneers@MDC speaker series to talk about creating greater social good through innovation.


Meet the Speaker

Lauren Harper is the Founding Director at Social Venture Partners - Miami.

A “recovered” attorney with a business background, Lauren Harper left the law 6 years ago to focus on cultivating the ecosystem for Miami's social innovators. Lauren is part of the founding team of the Center for Social Change (C4SC), a hub for changemakers in South Florida, offering co-working space, events and programs for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. After launching and overseeing the workspace and programming initiatives at C4SC, she is now focused on finding innovative models to fund and strengthen social ventures locally.

To that end, Lauren launched the Miami location of Social Venture Partners (SVP). SVP is a global network of 3,500+ venture philanthropists in 40+ cities, who leverage their funds and expertise to make strategic investments in their communities. SVP employs a venture capitalist model, but with social returns as the goal. Lauren is also involved in a regional capacity building initiative spearheaded by Miami-Dade County with various cross-sector partners, based on the Capacity Building 3.0 methodology from the TCC Group.

Lauren’s other community involvement includes the Steering Committee for Philanthropy Miami, where she helps to plan the largest locally-driven conference for the philanthropic and social sector in Miami. She also sits on the Education Impact Council and the Public Policy Committee at the United Way of Miami-Dade. Further, Lauren is a mentor for early-stage social enterprises on the Venture Mentor Team.

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Location Information:
Wolfson Campus - Building 8
Room: 8500 - The Idea Center
Contact Information:
Phone: 305-237-7809
Email: ideacenter@mdc.edu

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