With a record-number of entrepreneur applications under review and good news to share, Investors’ Circle is gearing up for our next Beyond the Pitch event in San Francisco, September 12-13. I always look forward to these signature events, where the best and brightest impact enterprises from the last quarter share their opportunities, and investors and entrepreneurs truly go beyond the pitch to make meaningful, action-inspiring connections with each other – IC’s special sauce!

We are excited to be returning to San Francisco for our national event and to be co-locating with SOCAP - the largest US convening on social entrepreneurship and impact investing - for the first time as we provide an additional learning opportunity for our attendees. This informal, dynamic event at Fort Mason on the San Francisco Bay includes two and a half days of sessions and networking, and provides exposure to the broader social enterprise and impact investing field. As Alan Bernstein, IC member from New York, said,

“SOCAP helped me realize that we are part of a larger movement that is exploding, and it’s great to experience that buzz and energy.”

We will be providing opportunities for both new and long-time attendees to maximize these experiences. The IC member reception on Monday evening will allow members to connect in an intimate gathering of colleagues. As always, Tuesday’s BTP will provide further high-quality engagement with fellow investors, inspiring pitches, and quality engagement with entrepreneurs and investors at the deal debrief and reception. SOCAP follows on Wednesday through midday Friday. To help attendees, old and new, get the most out of SOCAP, IC will provide a SOCAP navigation session over breakfast on Tuesday morning, just prior to the BTP. At this gathering, we will orient you to the venue and flow, connect you with the best sessions that fit your interests, direct you to the most compelling speakers, and give IC members an opportunity to highlight their SOCAP sessions and events.

Last but not least, at the event we will be announcing some big news that will take IC’s impact and offerings to new levels as we enter our 25th year in 2017! So don’t miss it - join the IC community for an inspiring week of impact in San Francisco!

As an extra bonus for those who want to experience SOCAP as well as the BTP, all BTP registrants will receive a discount code in their confirmation for $200 off of SOCAP registration. Register now!