Tickets for the 2018 Igniting Innovation Summit Are Now on Sale!

View our 2018 agenda (schedule + panel topics) here.

GET TO KNOW OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS HERE.


The Igniting Innovation Summit on Social
Entrepreneurship
 is the largest undergraduate-
run conference on social innovation in the u.s.—
a synergy of leading innovators, educators,
and entrepreneurs.

CHOOSE FROM 9 PANELS

Arts and Social Innovation

Urban Design and Sustainability

Social Enterprise and Blockchain technology 

Social Integration: How to Maximize Access for Marginalized Communities

Student Social Entrepreneurs

Redefining Success 

Impact Investing & Finance 

Social Innovation and Government

Gender Based Violence and the #MeToo movement

 

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Last Year's Summit experience

2017 Keynotes

about everything from technology to intersectional feminism

Matthew Glotzbach

MATTHEW GLOTZBACH
ceo, QUIZLET; Previous vice president, YOUTube

Tyler Gage

tyler gage
co-founder & CEO, runa

SHama Amalean
COO, THINX

Alaa Murabit.jpg

Alaa murabit
UN Sustainable development goals global advocate

Experience an Innovation Showcase

Engage with different innovators and their projects
in a way that transcends panels and speeches,
through a series of interactive presentations.

 Meet local start-ups and entrepreneurs.   Diverse socially conscious & socially innovative start-ups  will be represented at the Innovation Showcase!

Meet local start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Diverse socially conscious & socially innovative start-ups will be represented at the Innovation Showcase!

Join us in honoring young social entrepreneurs

The Igniting Innovation Summit is proud to host
two pitch competitions, connecting young entrepreneurs
with resources and mentorship.

 The Village to Raise a Child Program  Meet high school-age social entrepreneurs from around the world who have been invited to come present their ideas at the Summit, where they will acquire the mentorship needed to execute their projects.   Learn more about VTRAC →

The Village to Raise a Child Program

Meet high school-age social entrepreneurs from around the world who have been invited to come present their ideas at the Summit, where they will acquire the mentorship needed to execute their projects.

Learn more about VTRAC →

  Resolution Social Venture Challenge

Resolution social venture challenge

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a multi-step competition designed to inspire undergraduate students to propose impactful, socially-responsible projects that address pressing social issues around the world. 

SVC winners are provided lifelong Resolution Fellowships that include seed-funding, mentorship, resources, and access to a global community of like-minded peers.

Learn more about The Resolution Project →


Village to raise a child

We are excited to announce the international launch of our third annual Village to Raise a Child program. We will be inviting several high-school entrepreneurs — "Global Trailblazers" —from around the world to come to Harvard University.

Learn more about this year’s program →
Meet the 2016 participants →
Meet the past winners →


Agenda

Learn about our keynotes, panels, workshops, and special programming for the 2017 Summit and previous Summits.

View the 2017 Summit Program →

View our 2017 Speaker Line-Up →