A panel of three judges from the San Diego business community have officially named Sunlight Retreats the winner of Mission Edge’s City SAIL (Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab) Final Pitch Event on July 16th.
Mission Edge’s City SAIL (Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab) Final Pitch Event will showcase 10 San Diego based social enterprises. Entrepreneurs will each deliver a five minute pitch at Gaslamp’s Revel Revel on Tuesday, July 16th from 6:00-8:00PM.
After being declared the winner of Mission Edge’s SAIL (Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab) Final Pitch Event, Wesley House Student Residence was able to more than triple their award funding from the $2,500 prize received at the event.
In 2005, after traveling the world, SWITCHFOOT dreamed up an idea to give back to their hometown that supported them as both surfers and musicians. They decided to rally the San Diego community and to invest in kids who might need a hand up, by starting the SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Foundation.
A panel of local social enterprise moguls have officially named Urban Street Angels the winner of Mission Edge’s Social Enterprise Accelerator + Impact Lab (SAIL) Pitch Night on June 12th at The Honor Foundation.
Mission Edge is thrilled to highlight one of our newest clients, Voices for Children. Voices for Children works to ensure every child in the foster care system gets the voice he/she needs.
Founded in 1980, they are ranked in the top 3 of nearly 1,000 CASA programs in the nation. Last year, Voices for Children staff and more than 1,600 volunteers together advocated on behalf of more than 3,400 children in San Diego and Riverside Counties.
NAMI was initially established in the early 1970s as a group called “Parents of Adult Schizophrenics.” These parents believed their children were entitled to services and a quality of life they weren’t getting. Over the last 40 years, the organization has grown to include over 900 affiliates across the country that are all working to support people with mental illnesses and their families, as well as provide and advocate for better mental health services.
Mission Edge announces the launch of its 2018 Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab (SAIL), designed to empower nonprofit organizations and purpose-driven businesses to develop and grow sustainable, revenue-based business models that align with their social missions.
HandsOn San Diego is dedicated to connecting volunteers to meaningful opportunities with nonprofit partners throughout our region. Projects managed by HandsOn are flexibly scheduled to allow even the busiest volunteers to make a difference. Volunteers have an easy sign-up process and can trust that the projects are well managed through the HandsOn technology and team.
Recently, Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, the world's largest investing firm, sent a letter to the businesses he invests in, imploring them to be more socially responsible:
Since 2015, Mission Edge has partnered with Qualcomm on a number of community initiatives, including a skills-based volunteer program. This program deploys high-functioning teams of corporate and nonprofit professionals to collectively tackle the pressing needs of nonprofit organizations in areas such as marketing, finance, legal, and technology.
Team Rubicon Global, a client of Mission Edge, has been empowering veterans to provide disaster relief since January of 2010, when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. A group of military veterans felt compelled to pull together and deploy to Port-au-Prince to offer support. From this mission, Team Rubicon was born.