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ANDE SGB Orientation Training: Intro to SGB Investing
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6/18/2019 to 6/19/2019
When: June 18-19
Where: The Aspen Institute
2300 N Street Nw
Ste. 700
Washington, District of Columbia  20037
United States
Contact: Mina Alemzadeh

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ANDE SGB Orientation Training: Intro to SGB Investing

June 18-19, 2019
Washington D.C. 
2300 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

2017 ANDE SGB Investing Orientation Class

What: The ANDE SGB Investing Orientation Training is a two-day comprehensive overview of the small and growing business sector with a focus on how to make impact investments in emerging market enterprises.  The agenda will include sessions on: financial models, doing deals, impact investing, sector analysis, business plans, case studies, social entrepreneurship 101, and more! 

Who: Geared towards new hires, summer associates, and those new to the sector, 300+ individuals have participated in this training over the past five years. 

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Tuition* (flat, non-refundable):
$300 for ANDE members
$500 for non-ANDE members

The tuition fee includes breakfast and lunch both days, and all relevant materials. In addition, we invite you to a Networking Reception after the first day of training. The networking reception's location is TBD but it will be walking distance to the daytime training venue.  

*In order to complete registration, you will be prompted to pay.

About the Instructor:

John Kohler
Executive Fellow and Director, Financial Innovation Programs 
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Santa Clara University                

For the past several years, John has been Director of Impact Capital at Santa Clara’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and has also been a mentor to social entrepreneurs at the Global Social Benefit Accelerator.  In 2011 he authored a report on impact investing entitled Coordinating Impact Capital: a New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses, co-authored a chapter on equity investing in New Frontiers of Philanthropy (Oxford Press-2014), and recently published a study on Total Portfolio Activation for Impact (Miller Center-2016).  He is now pioneering a new investment vehicle – the Variable Payment Obligation - that presents investors with a ‘structured exit’ alternative to equity.  In addition, he is co-founder of Toniic, a syndication network of impact investors. John manages investments through Redleaf Venture Management, a venture capital operating company founded in 1993.  John's earlier background includes twenty years of executive level positions at Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Convergent Technologies and Unisys.  He was one of the founding executives at Netscape Communications. He led investments at AdRelevance (JMXI), Mosaic Communications (TWX), NetGravity (DCLK), RedCreek Communications (SNWL), and Wireless Online.  John serves as a board member at PACT, an NGO based in Washington D.C., and on Pact’s microfinance company in Myanmar.  He received his bachelor’s degree concentrating in international economics from UCLA and completed executive programs at Wharton and Stanford business schools. Over the last 15 years, he was a managing member of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund and currently advises ACDI/VOCA’s impact fund and USAID. Other recent advisory roles include the Vatican Impact Investing Conference and Catholic Relief Services.  He is a nationally accredited soccer coach, an avid skier and sailor.