There seems to be a theme in your undergraduate studies around the learning process. You come in from highschool, all cocky, thinking you know everything. Then after your freshman year, like a stunned deer, you leave feeling humbled and as if you know nothing. Then another year passes and at the end of your sophmore year, you have just enough knowlege to formulate and ask alot of questions. You then spend your Junior year trying to answer those questions; and finally in your senior year, you start to feel cocky again...untill you land your first job and the cycle starts all over.
This year would count as my sophmore year at SOCAP10, and here are my sophmoric questions.
1. What is "syndication" as it relates to the investment world?
2. What is the UN PRI program and how are they involved in this space?
3. Is there a Responsible Endowment Coalition for Foundations?
4. With different languages between Nonprofits and Investors, what role do trustees and board members play in helping translate?
5. How will the social enterprise movement develop and solidify models that become a standard? How are existing consulting firms and universities talking to standardize language and best practices?
6. What are the incentives that will move investors, philanthropist and entrepreneurs into the Social Capital Marketplace?
7. How do Charter School Bonds work?
8. Not a question, but a great quote: "The goal is to catalyze a marketplace by crowding in competition." - William Foote, Root Capital
9. Where are the demonstrations popping up around the world and can we craft demonstrations of this activity?
10. How about scenarios? If there is not a demonstration, can we craft new scenarios?
11. Are there examples of a fund focused on one geography?
12. Who are these "Women who lend to shirtless men" on kiva.org?
13. Has anyone mapped all the Social Entrepreneur Communities bubbling up like Unreasonable Institute, B-Labs, Bizdome U, etc.?
14. Is Nick Jankel of WeCreate an Anthropologist like me? And what role do anthropologist play in the translation of these converging communities of practitioners, funders and investors?
15. How do CDFI's become a formal part of the discussion?
16. How can we create a Slow Money capter in Dallas, and how do we replicate the cool Slow Money community in Austin?
17. Where will The Hoop Fund be one year from now?
18. Why doesn't SOCAP provide a lite of twitter users related to SOCAP presenters?
19. Does Matt Bannick of Omidyar Network have a presentation for the Foundation Capital Market he can share?
20. Can Social Venture Partners launch a Mission Markets?