How to Be a Social Start-up Success


The Bay Area is brimming with innovation and mission-driven leaders looking to make an impact. Yet, what does it really take to be a successful social entrepreneur? On Wednesday, February 28th, World Affairs Council (WAC) is hosting a roundtable discussion featuring a panel who will share their take on some of these challenges and tools to overcome them.

Stanford lecturer and co-founder of Spark, Kathleen Kelly Janus, will be leading the conversation. Janus knows first-hand some of the hurdles nonprofit organizations face, including fundraising, building a supportive network, and optimizing talent. Janus co-founded Spark in 2004 to advocate for gender equality worldwide. Social entrepreneurs from a variety of other sectors will be joining her in the discussion.

HAND Foundation is a long-time supporter of WAC, a nonpartisan outlet for sparking conversation, promoting learning, and cultivating change. You can learn more about this event and the work they do HERE.