Day 1 of Social Capital Markets 2010 is officially over. My feet are aching, my tummy's beyond content and my head and heart are happy but before I curl up to snooze, there are a couple of thoughts and moments from the day I want to share.
SoCap10 kickstarted with Jacqueline Novogratz from the Acumen Fund, Matt Flannery from Kiva, and Kushal Chakrabarti from Vittana. Their messages were simple - this conference is about the intersection of money and meaning. Collectively, they spoke about the power of creating a new space - when a business model is proven, a "demonstration effect" occurs kicking off a growth trajectory for similar organizations all working towards the same cause.