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    Given this election year's focus on domestic issues, Amon's keynote will set the stage for an excellent discussion on social enterprise and impact investing in the US!

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Before celebrating an Irish victory against Miami on Saturday October 29th, please join us at Notre Dame on Thursday October 27th & Friday October 28th for the 2016 Irish Impact Conference!  We invite all practitioners, academics, students, and friends to learn about the domestic landscape of social entrepreneurship. Register today, all are welcome!

Learn about panels & workshops in our Irish Impact Agenda 2016, and read all about our speakers in the Irish Impact Speaker Bios!

2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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We are very pleased to announce Amon Anderson of Acumen as our 2016 Keynote Speaker! Amon Anderson co-leads Acumen America, launched earlier this year to invest in high-growth, high-impact entrepreneurs changing the way we tackle poverty in the US.  Acumen America is focused on Seed and Series A stage investing in the health, financial inclusion, and workforce development sectors.

Amon previously worked on Acumen’s Global Portfolio team out of New York.  Prior to that, Amon led Acumen’s agriculture and water/sanitation investing in East Africa.  Amon was based in Nairobi for four years where he originated, diligenced, and managed a number of investments, building the agriculture portfolio from scratch.

Prior to joining Acumen, Amon worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Cherokee Investment Partners, developing an impact investing strategy and building a community of entrepreneurs.  Amon began his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, helping to launch the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative.

Amon holds a BA with Highest Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.  Amon also holds a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he received the Frances & Arjay Miller Fellowship in Social Innovation and the Miller Social Change Leadership Award.

Read more about workshops and panelists in our Irish Impact Agenda 2016!

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