Event: The Social and Not-Social Entrepreneur’s 2-Hour College of…
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Mar 05, 2015

The Social and Not-Social Entrepreneur’s 2-Hour College of Hard Knocks

How do you start something big from nothing? How do you come up with an idea? How do you capitalize it? What are the nasty interpersonal and relationship mine fields they don’t teach you about in business school?

In this session, social entrepreneur (he didn’t know he was one at the time, because the phrase hadn’t been coined yet) Dan Pallotta will tell you how he went from being a freshman at Harvard trying to raise money for Oxfam to the creator of the largest for-profit charitable fundraising experience in history. Dan created the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-days, which raised over half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. His company had 400 full-time employees in 16 U.S. offices. He is now leading an effort to transform the way the donating public thinks about social change.

In this session you will learn:

-How to think about the difference between social business and not-social-business;
-How to think innovatively about capitalization;
-The value of authenticity in marketing;
-The value of bending your career path to the times;
-How to turn adversity into contribution.