Partner Gathering & +Acumen Leadership Retreat in New York City

Los Angeles was well represented at the Acumen PG (Partner Gathering) and +Acumen Leaders Retreat held this past weekend in New York City. Impact Circle co-creator Ashish Shretha, Impact Circle members Patrick McGovern and Shilpa Sethuraman, and LA+Acumen past and current leaders Amanda Yiu and Bridgette Adams were in attendance. They enjoyed sessions where they […]

Introducing the LA+Acumen Impact Circle

SOCIAL IMPACT. LIKE-MINDED COMMUNITY. THOUGHT LEADERS. Acumen was founded in 2001 as a nonprofit social venture capital firm that uses entrepreneurial approaches to tackle poverty in developing countries. Individuals and companies who become Acumen Partners provide vital financial and human capital to help Acumen discover long-term solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Since 2001, Acumen […]

September Dinner Salon “Ah-Ha’s!”: Making Sense of Social Impact

Thank you to everyone who attended our Salon Dinner on the theme: “Making Sense of Social Impact” at Cafe Vida.  Here are some of the AH-HA moments that were shared by our attendees:   And here are some photos captured from the evening… it was such a great time! Our next Salon will take place in […]

Impact Circle Kickoff Info Session Recap

On the evening of September 9th, LA+Acumen hosted a kickoff info session to discuss the upcoming launch of the first ever Impact Circle membership group. The event was held in West Hollywood at the offices of Wondros, who graciously made their space available to LA+Acumen. Jo Opot, head of West Coast business development for Acumen, provided […]

July Brunch Salon “Ah-Ha’s!”

Thank you to everyone who attended our Salon Brunch today on “Moral Imagination” at IOTA Brew Cafe.  Attached are the AH-HA moments that were shared by our attendees:                                                         […]

Why Design Thinking?

Design is much more than simple aesthetics, it is about crafting something that enhances our lives and the lives of those we come in contact with.  Everyday we are tasked to create new solutions to problems. We are called to innovate and create progress, yet many times we face a lack of answers to the […]

Volunteers Wanted!

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile” – Albert Einstein Looks like the experts agree: volunteering is good for […]

Brunch Salon “A-Has!”

Thank you to everyone who attended our Salon Brunch on “Living a Life of Purpose”.  Here are a few of the take-aways from the conversation: “I loved the article from the Harvard professor regarding how being a good manager is a noble thinge because you affect how your employees are when they go back to […]

Social Entrepreneur Spotlight: Omni Nano

Welcome to the inaugural entry in our new series: Social Entrepreneur Spotlight!  Every month we will interview a Social Entrepreneur currently active in LA.  To nominate yourself or someone else for a Spotlight segment, contact us! And now, without further ado, it is our pleasure to introduce Marco Curreli, Founder and CEO of Omni Nano, […]

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