August 24, 2015
Beth Flores is a big believer in the power of creative minds to change the world. It's that belief that has powered her career leading and encouraging innovative people, and why she recently took up the role of managing director at social enterprise incubator and co-working space Impact Hub DC.
"It's a garden of innovation," Flores said. "I'm here to tend it and make it grow."
Washington, D.C. is full of people with ideas on how to make the world a better place. You can't throw a rock without hitting some non-profit or organization dedicated to helping others, probably including one for people hit by metaphorical rocks. Impact Hub DC is a particularly expansive example of a place for those looking to make their social enterprise ideas come to life. Technical startups offering non-profits new digital communication and data analytics tools share membership with groups looking to teach technical skills to underserved communities or connect local farms with customers and charities in the city. And all of them can connect to local impact investors and investing firms that have signed up as members. Read more.