We’re a few days to go until the 8th Skoll World Forum – and are deep in the throes of preparing for hundreds of social entrepreneurs from around the world to descend on our small city of Oxford, UK. Over the three days of the Forum, we’ve packed in a stunning amount of content, and of course, critical time to connect with allies and partners.
This year’s Forum, like years past, tackles issues far and wide, encompassing the growing reach of players within the social innovation ecosystem. As you know, we’re not exclusively an impact investor event – nor do we pretend to be. We all know the frustrations of having conversations in silos– funders lamenting the lack of good investments at one conference while cash-tight entrepreneurs rack their brain for investment options at another event down the road. Instead, we aim to mix things up – stirring in a variety of people, passions, and ideas that when whisked together create potential for impact found nowhere else.