Identity and Equity

Supporting our Vulnerable Through a More Collaborative and Inclusive Economy

Event information
Date
Thu Jun 20, 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Location
High Alpha Innovation
830 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 1500, Floor 4 Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indianapolis, IN
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Supporting our Vulnerable Through a
More Collaborative and Inclusive Economy

This event will convene executive leaders from academia, industry, impact investing, government, and non-profits to discuss Indiana’s most vulnerable communities and highlight novel approaches in unifying efforts for maximum impact.

Topics will include bridging the divide on inclusive economies, de-risking investment in underestimated communities, co-creating advantaged solutions to solve societal problems, the role of the business community to alleviate poverty, impact investment and philanthropy, and venture studios as an emerging impact model.

Where:

High Alpha Innovation
830 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 1500, Floor 4
Indianapolis, IN 46204

When:

June 20, 2024; 9:00am – 5:00pm
Doors open and breakfast available at 8:00 am

Agenda Overview:

Bridging the Divide on Inclusive Economies. What does it look like on the ground?

ffffStephen Goldsmith – Harvard’s Kennedy School, Bloomberg Center for Cities

fffRev. Jay Height – Shepherd Center of Indianapolis

 Welby Leaman – Walmart

De-Risking Investment in Underestimated Communities

fffSalah Goss – Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

fffBrenda Gerber Vincent – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

fffChristopher Day (Toph) – Elevate Ventures

   Marianne Cusato – University of Notre Dame

Getting to Solutions: Co-Creating Advantaged Solutions to Solve Societal Problems

fffMonique Carswell – Walmart.org

fffClaudia Cummings – Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA)

We Are All Shareholders: The Role of the Business Community in Supporting our Vulnerable

   Dr. Ivan Barron – Pension Real Estate Association Foundation

fffJennifer Hankins – Tulsa Innovation Labs

   Ben Carson, Jr. – Fvlcrum Fund

Examining a Preferential Option for the Disadvantaged: Impact Investment and Philanthropy 

fffCordell Carter II– Aspen Institute Project on Belonging

  Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, FAHP, CFRE  – Indiana University Health

  Lorenzo Lamar Esters – The Indianapolis Foundation

Cycle Breakers, Venture Studios as an Emerging Impact Model

Matt Gardner – 1842 Fund

fffMike Joslin – 1842 Fund

fffElliott Parker – High Alpha Innovation

Our Partners

High Alpha Innovation is an Indianapolis-based venture builder that partners with corporations, universities, and entrepreneurs to create and launch advantaged startups. Its dedicated team of company builders, strategists, and designers apply a proven playbook — pioneered by High Alpha — to help the world’s leading organizations innovate through systematic startup creation.

 The 1842 Studio is a new venture studio that co-creates software startups from scratch, built from the ground up to address societal challenges aligned to the mission of the University of Notre Dame and Catholic Social Teaching. The 1842 Studio is funded by the 1842 Fund, a venture capital fund anchored by the University of Notre Dame.