MCN Update: 2 March 2017

Investors Seeking Dealflow
Dear Ian, :

Please help out our investors:
The Mentor Capital Network (formerly known as the William James Foundation) is regularly asked by our investor partners for examples of social enterprises they could invest in. While several of our alumni send updates when you are raising funds, or when you have done so  (congratulations to Tala for your $30mm raise!) it has been a while since my last general call out, so I thought I’d check in.
Are you currently seeking investment?If so, how much? What is your industry / regionAnything else we should know?This will allow us to connect our investors with companies within their areas of interest. 

For our USA-based friends:
Halcyon is doing their annual survey of social entrepreneurs. If you’ve got a few minutes, I’d be most appreciative if you could contribute to that survey. http://socentcity.org/

For our friends not based in the USA:
I’m trying to get a better picture of the social enterprise field around the world. Are there any particular surveys or write-ups you would recommend that focus on the countries in which you operate? 

Thank you all for the work you are doing.

Ian T. Fisk
Executive Director
The Mentor Capital Network
Upcoming Application Deadlines for Resources for Social Entrepreneurs
Applications for Agora’s July 2017 Accelerator are currently open . This is for entrepreneurs from Mexico, Central America, and Latin America.
Climate Ventures 2.0, a global accelerator focused on Agriculture and Water Systems Resilience, is seeking applications for $250,000 of GoodCompany Ventures Impact Grants. Apply by March 15th

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge Prize is for innovators who are addressing the many crises facing humanity and the fundamental systems that support life on Earth. Apply by March 31st.
Gray Matters Capital (GMC) coLABS is sponsoring a Social Innovation Challenge for Latin America. This program is for those supporting underserved women in Latin America.
 Apply by March 31st
The Portland State University Cleantech Challenge (open to all schools) is taking applications until May 6th
And, if you’re looking for a conference or convening to attend, check out our list at: http://mentorcapitalnet.org/home/about/resources/convenings-and-conferences/
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