Innovation for Social Change: A Venture Cafe Experience, powered by Quorum

April 30, 2018

Social needs can’t be addressed by maintaining the status quo. Change requires a holistic exploration of the people, policies and issues surrounding a problem – and a willingness to think beyond existing circumstances.


Innovation for Social Change will focus on the people invested in movements and will take a deep dive into the ideas and businesses developing scalable, systems-changing solutions.


This event is part of Philly Tech Week 2018 presented by Comcast. 

3:30 p.m.- Registration

4:00 p.m.- Social Action Panel 

                                           Evan Brandoff, Chief Executive Officer, LeagueSide

                                           Brian Linton, Founder & CEO, United by Blue

                                           Gabriel Mandujano, Founder and CEO, Wash Cycle Laundry

                                           Judy Wicks, Founder, White Dog Café

                                           MODERATOR: Nathan Render, Director of Operations, Venture Cafe Global Network

5:15 p.m.- Breakout sessions

                                           Cocktails & Capital: Investing in Social Impact, sponsored by Cozen O’Connor

                                                                  Margaret Berger Bradley, Director of Investment Partnerships, BFTP 

                                                                  Omar Woodard, Executive Director, GreenLight Fund

                                                                  Annarie Lyles, President, Investors Circle, Philadelphia

                                           Office Hours

6:15 p.m.- Networking

Additional presenters TBA

3:30 pm- 6:15 pm



University City Science Center

3711 Market Street, 8th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104