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118 Capital is an impact investing organization and fellowship program that believes innovative entrepreneurs can solve society's most important economic, social and environmental challenges. It exists to find, finance and support social enterprises and entrepreneurs working towards measurably improving conditions for underprivileged groups in the United States and Latin America while contributing to the development of future leaders that are changing the way we value businesses today. 
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On April 23, 2014 at 5:00 Eastern, Lisa Curtis, the CEO and Founder of Kuli Kuli will join me for a live discussion about her social venture.

More about Kuli Kuli:

Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa, a unique superfood, to the U.S. food market. Moringa was featured on the Dr. Oz show last year and Kuli Kuli was recently on the homepage of Yahoo! in an article entitled “The Next Superfood is Here and It’s Called Moringa.” Kuli Kuli’s first product is a gluten-free nutrition bar full of simple, wholesome ingredients and a nutritious burst of moringa. Kuli Kuli supports women-owned farming cooperatives in West Africa to grow moringa and use it to improve the health of their communities. Kuli Kuli recently raised $53,000 through a crowdfunding campaign, making us one of the most popular food campaigns in Indiegogo’s history. Kuli Kuli is now selling in Northern California Whole Foods stores and other natural foods grocery stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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Lisa Curtis began working on Kuli Kuli while in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. As a volunteer in her village’s health center, she gained a first-hand understanding of the common nutritional challenges faced in West African villages and how moringa can play a role in helping to address a few of those challenges. Prior to Kuli Kuli, Lisa served as the Communications Director at Mosaic where she managed a team of six to grow the company from zero to over $5M invested in solar through Mosaic’s online marketplace. Previously, Lisa wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor and worked at an impact investment firm in India. She writes for a variety of outlets including Forbes, The Huffington Post and Grist. Lisa has been recognized as a StartingBloc Fellow, a Wild Gift Better World Entrepreneur, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator and a Udall Scholar.
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Nancy Hughes, a widow who might have been expected to enjoy a quiet retirement with an occasional cruise on a calendar, has instead joined the effort to address one of the world’s single biggest problems: poor people in the developing world are killing themselves and their children cooking over open fires while deforesting the planet in the bargain.
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Robert S. Kaplan, co-chair of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, the largest venture philanthropy firm in the U.S. will join me for a live discussion of the strategies and impact of their approach: treating nonprofits like tech startups.

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Devin Thorpe is the author of four books, including "Your Mark on the World" and "Crowdfunding for Social Good." Learn more here: http://amzn.to/17OMupC.
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Read the full article at CrowdFundBeat: http://crowdfundbeat.com/11663/.

OurCrowd is quickly growing to be a powerhouse player in the global equity crowdfunding market.

On April 23, 2014 at 12:00 Eastern, founder and CEO Jonathan Medved will join CrowdFundBeat for an exclusive discussion about the platform.
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Todd Crosland has a vision for new venture finance and it doesn’t look much like the current system.

Todd has launched SeedEquity, a FINRA-registered broker dealer (also a member of the SIPC), to provide international equity crowdfunding services.

“We believe the best entrepreneurs in the world should be funded, no matter who they are or where they live,” he says. “Right now, only entrepreneurs in a few select areas who know the right people can be funded and only then if their vision matches the criteria and schedule of certain VC firms or angel investors.”
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Xeelion is the a crowdfunding platform for students–a university.edu email address is required to launch a campaign. The platform allows only scientific projects which meet requirements of sustainability in high-growth fields like IT, cleantech, life science, healthcare, medical devices, and mobile. Xeelion offers both reward and equity-based crowdfunding for entrepreneurs.

Devin Thorpe is the author of four books, including "Your Mark on the World" and "Crowdfunding for Social Good." Learn more here: http://amzn.to/17OMupC.
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Appalling that 28-30m people are living in slavery today - equivalent to half the UK population http://virg.in/lms
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
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  • Self Employed
    Speaker and Author, 2012 - present
  • South China University of Technology
    Professor, 2011 - 2012
  • MonaVie
    Chief Financial Officer, 2008 - 2011
  • Thorpe Capital Group
    Managing Director, 2000 - 2007
  • USANA Health Sciences
    Treasurer, 1996 - 199
  • New York State Electric & Gas
    Accounting Intern, 1992 - 1993
  • USTAR
    Managing Director, 2007 - 2008
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Salt lake City, UTah
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Guangzhou, China - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Spokane, Washington - Ithaca, New York - Centreville, Virginia - Provo, Utah
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Championing social good.
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Devin Thorpe thinks he is the luckiest person alive. After being “let go” from the best job he’d ever had—as the Chief Financial Officer of the multinational food and beverage company MonaVie—he and his wife ended up living in China for a year where he wrote Your Mark On The World and embarked on the career he’d always wanted yet hadn’t dared dream. Now, as an author, a popular guest speaker and Forbes contributor, Devin is devoted full time to championing social good. His current life isn’t much like his past. As an entrepreneur, Devin ran—at separate times—a boutique investment banking firm and a small mortgage company.  He served as the Treasurer for the multinational vitamin manufacturer USANA Health Sciences years before becoming CFO for MonaVie. Over his career he led or advised on the successful completion of $500 million in transactions. Devin squeezed in two brief stints in government, including two years working for Jake Garn on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Staff and another year working for an independent state agency called USTAR, where he helped foster technology entrepreneurship during Governor Jon Huntsman’s administration. Devin is proud to have graduated from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, which recognized him as a Distinguished Alum in 2006.  He also earned an MBA at Cornell University where he ran the student newspaper, Cornell Business. Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth with the loving support of his wife, Gail.  Their son Dayton is a PhD candidate in Physics at UC Berkeley (and Devin rarely misses an opportunity to mention that).
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  • Cornell University
  • University of Utah
  • Central Valley High School
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