CATAPULTA is a Festival & Platform for Social Innovation. Seeing how the open accessibility of tools and technologies were spurring innovation at grassroots levels, particularly led by youth, we believed this should be more visible. We leverage the voices of leading musicians, artists, designers, filmmakers and business people to inspire youth to "do it themselves" in solving their own communities challenges.
The Social Capital Markets Conference
I Co-founded SOCAP in 2008 to unify the diverse types of investors being attracted to social businesses. Prior to SOCAP foundations, philanthropies, angel investors, government agencies, and even Wall Street all went their separate path. We thought they should all be in the same room sharing insights, experience and deals. I convinced Halloran to be the first major Sponsor and now SOCAP gathers nearly 2,500 people a year generating an acceleration in impact investing.
Leading Impact Investment organization started by Harry Halloran and Tony Carr. Over the past 8 years we evolved rapidly through what I call relationship based investing. We let our heart and intuition lead us first. By supporting many events and conferences we put ourselves in the middle of the conversation, the best thinking and entrepreneurs rising to the surface. Having mapped the ecosystem, we knew where the gaps and opportunities were and looked for those where we could have the most impact. Our work accelerating the accelerators was a great example of this..
beaming the app
This Social Media App allows you to access a digital archive based on the physical space you are in. Imagine these as shareable time capsules or mobile post it notes. Leveraging GPS and an engine that allows any type of media to be pushed (beamed) in realtime after matching the recipient in three contexts - time, space and the stream they created or joined. We were selected by Plug'N Play to be one of their top companies in 2015 and are now about to release a new version. Click to see our deck.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute
Inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, the Institute produces what has been called "sustainability's highest award" - the Buckminster Fuller Design Science Award. Buckminster Fuller was conceiving and designing a framework for individual and world sustainability in the 60's to 80's... way ahead of his time. Today his work has never been more relevant. I have been on the Board of Directors here for nearly 10 years.
Impact Hub Oaxaca
Co-founder of first Impact Hub in Mexico and one of the first in North America. A co-working space for social entrepreneurs, it's now one of nearly 100 international Impact Hub spaces and an 11,000 member global network in 48 countries.
Bucky (the film)
Working with Buckminster Fuller's grandson Jamie Snyder and Producer Steve Reiss, we are actively promoting a film inspired by Bucky's incredible life.
A Movement in the Making
A long term project after identifying Social Innovation as a global movement that ultimately leads to higher "Well Being Through Networks & Ecosystems"