- $30,000 in seed funding (to be matched by recipient enterprise)
Coaching/mentorship support services (e.g. market intelligence, investment preparation and access to Bioenterprise global network)
WHO WILL BE THERE?
Learn about companies from a variety of exciting sectors!
Jon is a social innovator and thought leader who helps CEOs increase their brand value to sustainably grow revenues.
What underpins all his work is the understanding that purpose and profitability are now two sides of the same coin, and you cannot have one without the other. In fact, as he never gets tired of saying, purpose-driven companies outperformed the S&P 500 index by 10x over the last decade.
Jon has worked in more than 60 countries, with some 200+ organizations. His most recent venture, Oreka Solutions, is harnessing the power of insects to drive sustainability in agriculture. Jon’s energy and passion shine through in his insightful and personable leadership style. He was recently voted the world’s second most influential communicator in social innovation (second only to Bill Clinton) by a group of his peers, and he has shared speaking platforms with leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Kofi Annan and Steve Wozniak. He is the author of two books, “Philanthropy in a Flat World” (2008) and “(me)volution” (2012).
Jon challenges the status quo, gleefully sparking disruptive change and re-writing intra-organizational narratives by supporting changemakers to tackle the well-worn story of profits over people.
To find out more about Jon: https://youtu.be/YZX8frn9_GE