2019 Founder's Workshop: Innovate & Impact with Social Entrepreneurship


Tufts University
Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC)
574 Boston Ave. 4th Floor
Medford, MA
United States

Friday, 4 October 2019 - 8:30am

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Tufts Entrepreneurship Center and Tisch College of Civic Life welcome you to participate in the October 4th Founder's Workshop: Innovate & Impact with Social Entrepreneurship!

Location: Tufts University, Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC), 574 Boston Ave., 4th Floor

Limited guest parking is available next to the CLIC building. If the lot fills up, there is paid on-street parking on Boston Ave. Tufts interactive campus map.

  • 8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast and Networking
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Kevin Thurm, CEO of the Clinton Foundation


Discussion and Q&A led by Alan Solomont, Dean Tisch College

Kevin Thurm is the chief executive officer of the Clinton Foundation. He previously served as a senior counselor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he worked with Secretary Sylvia Burwell and HHS senior leadership on a number of cross-cutting strategic initiatives, including continuing implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Prior to that role, Kevin held various leadership positions at Citigroup, including chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel. Before joining Citigroup, Thurm served as the deputy secretary and chief of staff for the Department of Health and Human Services under Secretary Donna E. Shalala. He received a bachelor's from Tufts University in 1983; a bachelor's/master's from Oxford University in 1986, where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989.


10:30am - 12:00pm Social Impact Panel-Secrets of Success from Social Impact Entrepreneurs


Engage, ask questions, and get answers to all your questions on entrepreneurship. A team of experienced social entrepreneurs will answer every possible question you have about creating impact through social entrepreneurship. What does it take to successfully raise early stage funding? What are the “Rules of the Road”? How can I get connected? Bring all your questions!

  • Nancy Lippe - TEC Lecturer; Senior Fellow, Tisch College; Director, The Umbrella Arts & Environment
  • Julianne Zimmerman - TEC Lecturer; Managing Investor at Reinventure Capital
  • Karen Bressler - TEC Lecturer; Board Chair, Community Servings
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Meet with the Experts!
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Peter Sacco - CEO at Adelante Shoes, past $100k winner for Social Impact track
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Lisa Tanzer, President at Life is Good

Lisa Tanzer, President at Life is Good, has over 25 years of consumer brand experience. Prior to becoming president, Lisa served as the company’s Head of Marketing after spending over 20 years on the board of directors of the Life is Good Kids Foundation. She’s held executive positions in the entertainment, ecommerce, and education sectors. Earlier in her career, Lisa held marketing and strategy roles at Hasbro, Staples, The Gillette Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received her BA from Tufts University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.