Toronto+Acumen is all about supporting the social innovation leaders of tomorrow. Embracing both the risk implicit in venture philanthropy and the growth necessary to be successful in social entrepreneurship, Toronto+ Acumen is getting ready to launch its 2019 Impact Circle.
The Impact Circle will recruit 20+ social impact leaders to cultivate their interest in venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship and empower them to be a success. Their goal is to build “leaders who reject complacency, see potential where others see despair, and have the audacity to imagine the world not as it is, but as it could be.”
The 12-month program will include access to exclusive Acumen learning materials during their investing process, guest lectures from thought leaders in social entrepreneurship, a mentorship program and the opportunity to make real impact through pro-bono non-profit consulting work. Most of all, Impact Circle is to be a community of leaders committed to finding innovative solutions to tackle persistent global issues.
Acumen was originally started in 2015 in Los Angeles, now an international organization, Acumen works to invest in early-stage companies whose products and services enable the poor to transform their lives. That support looks like connecting entrepreneurs to companies with the tools, networks, technical assistance and the strategic guidance needed to succeed by creating long-term solutions to poverty. With over 12 chapters around the world, Acumen was originally started in 2015 in Los Angeles and ever since, Impact Circles have gone on to launch in cities like London, Singapore and now of course, Toronto, a branch which is both self-organized and volunteer-led. Impact Circles are a unique and exciting model for young professionals, who are at the early formative stages of their philanthropic journey.
Looking to join? It’s not too late! Toronto+Acumen is accepting members until the end of 2018, with the 12-month program starting in January 2019. To learn more about how you can get involved click here.