Helped Hope and Palm Beach Atlantic University Host Social Enterprise Conference

by Glenn Swift

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Palm Beach Atlantic University Weyenberg Conference Center
900 South Olive Ave Second Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Bringing together thought leaders to discuss how sustainable business practices are affecting today’s corporate landscape.

Given current trends, you must attend this conference or risk being left in the dust. Millenials and Gen Zers demand brand differentiation based on social impact and Nielsen has published studies showing that consumers do spend more for products made by companies in the space. Come to this conference to learn best practices on how to keep your business relevant to today’s consumers and tomorrow’s influencers.

The conference will feature discussions on the state of business in South Florida, addiction, impact investing, real estate, legal work, startups and non-profit work. Come meet the celebrity business people participating, and fill your professional network with local change makers today!

$10 + ticketing fees for students (Please be prepared to present student ID upon entering the building.)

$35 + ticketing fees for all other attendees

$50 + ticketing fees after March 4, 2016 Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more at

Conference Speakers

A survivor of television’s Shark Tank, the co-founder of America’s largest real estate firm, the pioneer of the Florida Addiction Treatment Model, the lawyer behind the B-Corp legislation, the founder of and the financiers leading the way in the impact investing space are among the scheduled speakers at the inaugural Social Enterprise Conference hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University and HelpedHope.

The event will take place from 9:30am to 5:30pm Saturday, March 12, in the Weyenberg Center on the second floor of the Lassiter Student Center, 900 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Organizers say it was the first conference of its kind sponsored by a university in South Florida.

“Given current business, political and cultural trends, business owners must attend this conference or risk being left in the dust,” said Alexander Golding, HelpedHope CEO. “Millennials and Gen Z-ers demand brand differentiation based upon social differentiation, and Nielsen has published studies showing that consumers do spend more for products made by socially responsible companies. Who wouldn’t want to make sure his/her business generates more revenue?”

Philip Higgins, a senior majoring in finance at PBA, has been active in planning the conference. “More than ever we find ourselves at a point in history where entrepreneurs have the greatest capacity to create change,” Higgins said. “We hope to influence the minds of the current and future generations of Palm Beach County business leaders, proving to them that social and economic goals can be met in one model.”

Established in 2015, HelpedHope strives to connect small businesses to the community. By engaging local stakeholders, HelpedHope will drive mindful engagement and encourage value-driven, sustainable business practices. For more information about HelpedHope, please visit

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