Meet Carolynn Duncan, founding partner of the Northwest Social Venture Fund, and CEO of TenX, an impact venture fund and startup accelerator that focuses on reducing suffering in the world through maximizing social & financial returns, by investing in scalable social businesses. TenX has been selected by the US Small Business Administration and TechStars as one of the “Top 16 Accelerators in the US”.
Join us for refreshments and networking, as Carolynn introduces us to how impact investing is taking shape around the world and how we can lead the way in impact investing right here at home.
This event is organized in collaboration with Capital Investment Networks.
About the Speaker:
Carolynn Duncan is the Founding Partner of the Northwest Social Venture Fund and TenX, an impact venture fund and startup accelerator that focuses on reducing suffering in the world through maximizing social & financial returns, by investing in scalable social businesses. Carolynn has assisted businesses raise capital from $10K to $8MM, and has mentored TenX teams in generating more than $25MM in revenues and funding.
A popular speaker and thought leader, Carolynn has been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Entrepreneur.com, Read Write Web, GeekWire, Sustainable Business Oregon, Oregon Business Magazine, Portland Business Journal, and has spoken, mentored, or judged at events for Keiretsu Forum Impact, TEDx, Elevating Impact, Mercy Corps, Tech4Change, Startup Weekend, The Indus Entrepreneurs, the White House Business Council, Startup America, WebVisions, and IMN Impact Investing Summit. She is passionate about humanitarian work and the intersection of impact capital + scalable social entrepreneurship.
Prior to TenX, Carolynn sourced deals for EPIC Ventures, a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm, developed an entrepreneurial finance program and ran LivePitch events for FundingUniverse (Lendio), assisted in launching the Eastern Idaho Entrepreneurial Center in partnership with BYU-Idaho & EPIC Ventures, founded the Hundred Dollar Business, was a founding employee of TagJungle, and worked at $3MM seed fund Provo Labs.
Forbes: New Venture Fund In Portland to Focus on Social Impact, Interview with Carolynn Duncan
Wall Street Journal – Guest Post, Oregon’s Strengths