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Tempus Conference Recap
Young adults from high schools and colleges came to Kimberton Waldorf School on Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 for the second annual Tempus Conference on social entrepreneurship. The two-day conference offered young adults the opportunity to take part in an innovative conference that both touched their hearts and gave them practical tools for the future.
Participants had the opportunity to meet other young adults, share their passions and interests, and hear from national-level speakers, representing some of the best and brightest experts in the field. They attended workshops and forums on many key topics, including “Characteristics of an Entrepreneur,” “Your Marketing/Sales Plan,” “Financials: Finding Funders,” and “Networking for Success.” The conference’s keynote speakers, Don Shaffer, President and CEO of RSF Social Finance (formerly Rudolf Steiner Foundation) and Melinda Emerson, the "SmallBizLady," who is considered America's number one small business expert, addressed the theme to this year’s conference – Stepping Stones to Social Entrepreneurship.
Joanna Lang, one of Forbes Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch and AboutOne.com Founder and CEO, shared her Tempus conference experience in a recent blog post. Click here to read more.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year's conference a success!
Tempus: A Social Entrepreneurship Conference
March 14 & 15, 2014
Social entrepreneurs are people who create a business based on an idea for solving a social issue. Unlike most business entrepreneurs who model their business with the goal of making a profit, social entrepreneurs take into account the impact that their business can have on the world and society. Social entrepreneurs see a need in the world and try to meet that need in an innovative way.
At Tempus, successful social entrepreneurs will share their stories and what their personal motivations were to start their businesses. They will also describe how they managed to keep their business economically successful while still fulfilling their original mission.
After a speaker talks, there will be a discussion time in which the speaker can answer any questions or concerns about starting a socially driven business. There will also be an elevator pitch competition later during the conference, which will be a great time to try to market any budding ideas.
This conference will give you insight into the impact that a socially driven or responsible business can have and how you, as consumers, can make a conscious decision every day to help social and environmental causes.
Come join us at Kimberton Waldorf School on March 14-15, 2014 and be inspired by other people’s commitment to making this world a better place. Learn to “Do Well By Doing Good” and you might make a huge difference in the world.
For more information or to register, go to the Tempus website at http://tempusconference.org/.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
5:00 Registration Opens
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 Welcome, Keynote
7:00 Welcome: Kevin Hughes, Dean of School, Kimberton Waldorf School and Clemens Pietzner, President, Triskeles
7:10 Keynote Speaker: Don Shaffer, CEO, RSF Social Finance “Overview of the Entrepreneurial Space – What’s Happening Out There”
8:00 – 10 Minute Break / Snack
8:15 Elements of a Business Pitch: Introduction: Mark Birdsall, Director of Youth Programs, Triskeles Startup Corps Youth & Staff
8:45 Conference Details- Jharna Jahnavi
9:00- 9:45 Ice-Breaker Exercise
9:45 Closing: Benedict Roemer