There is definitely a growing need social enterprise accelerators! A bunch of great links have already been provided. I would like to add the StartingBloc Fellowship and Institute for Social Innovation which educates, inspires & connects emerging leaders to drive social innovation across sectors. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the New York 2011 class and highly recommend this to any aspiring socent! http://www.startingbloc.org
Hi Charlotte, This is great direct approach to getting innovative ideas in front of decision makers. In further developing the idea I would encourage you to include actionable items that happen at the conference to ensure that the momentum is not lost after the conference ends.
This is an amazing idea that needs more PR! As a rutgers social entrepreneurship student in Newark, I have never heard of this project. Great to learn that quality food is being produced in this community and that collaboration is allowing for youth to reconnect with the earth and where food comes from. This is the starting point for the greater movement for development of communities by fighting obesity while promoting healthy and informed lifestyles! I am very inspired and want to be involved!!