Legal Structures for Social Impact Ventures

4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Monday, October 19, 2020
Virtual Event via Zoom

Please use your Harvard email address to register.

This comprehensive workshop with Ben Stone of Mintz Levine will cover:

  • When incorporation is right for you
  • When to start setting it up and when to wait
  • How 501(c)3 and fiscal sponsorship works
  • The steps required to incorporate
  • Where to incorporate
  • Annual cycle requirements
  • B corp vs Public Benefit Corporation

About the Speaker:

As a former founder, CEO, COO, general counsel, litigator and marketing director, Ben Stone brings unique experience and perspective to his legal practice. Ben helps entrepreneurs, investors, and companies in a variety of industries grow and have a positive impact on the world. Ben previously served as Managing Director & General Counsel of MCE Social Capital, an investment firm that finances businesses concentrating on clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and financial inclusion in more than 35 countries across four continents.

Ben has also served as Director of Start-Up Development at American Express, where he led a team creating initiatives to fuel high-growth entrepreneurship in the United States. Earlier, Ben helped start Indego Africa, a lifestyle brand and social venture that provides thousands of female entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Ghana with access to global markets and business education. In 2010, Harvard Business School published a case study about Indego Africa and Ben’s leadership as COO & General Counsel and then CEO.

Legal Structures for Social Impact Ventures
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