J’aime bien la «définition» donnée à l’évènement : «The Good Capitalist Party»…Bon, j’y serai pas, ça se passe au Texas 😦
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South by Southwest, the annual event comprised of various festivals and conferences showcasing the latest in interactive, film, and music, kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas. For those lucky enough to be heading to the city famous for embracing all things weird and musical, there’s one event you won’t want to miss: The Good Capitalist Party.
Can you really do good for the world and make a profit at the same time? Come meet the entrepreneurs who have proven you can!
Learn about the whole spectrum of social entrepreneurship from leaders in the field: from for-profit to non-profit to hybrid models, and the training, fellowships, contests and investors you need to help you get your social venture launched.
Not ready to take the plunge? Learn how you can contribute your skills and expertise to social enterprises that do good.
Free drinks (21 and over) and (happy hour priced) food with raffles for prizes throughout out the event.
Who: Social Entrepreneurs, Slackvists, #SocEnt Tweeters, Social Investors & VCs, Artists, Design Thinkers, Techies, and Linchpins who want to do good and make a profit!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO SXSW BADGE NEEDED!
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