SecondMuse News: July 2022 - SecondMuse
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    ICYMI: Our monthly roundup of what we've been up to, from launching a comprehensive SecondMuse impact report to prepping for the next ClimateTech summit.

    In the last month, SecondMuse and the programs we support have published reports on everything from the State of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. to the impact we had across 162 countries in 2021. Read on to access them and for news and highlights you might have missed — from one of our own making the Greenbiz “30 Under 30” list to registration opening for the latest NASA Space Apps Challenge. 

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    Reports You Might Have Missed

    • The State of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. 2022 
      Our second State of Entrepreneurship study dives into insights about challenges entrepreneurs face due to systemic issues and current events. Join the SecondMuse/YouGov report launch event on the 11th of August and participate in a discussion with fellow entrepreneurs, industry players, and experts: Sign up for the webinar
    • SecondMuse Impact in 2021
      Our recently released Annual Report tracks our work across 40 programs and 162 countries in 2021. Learn more about how we support Changemakers to realize and amplify their visions for a more just and sustainable world.
    • Capital Gaps for Collectively-Owned Organizations
      SecondMuse Capital’s Future Economy Lab released a report that spotlights gaps limiting cooperatives, credit unions, and other collectively-owned organizations from accessing capital.

    Our People

    • Chante Harris Named Greenbiz 30 Under 30 
      Greenbiz named our Director of Climate Investment and Partnerships, Chante Harris, one of 30 outstanding sustainability leaders under 30. Join us in congratulating Chante for this awesome achievement and her relentless commitment in creating a sustainable future.
    • SecondMuse Global Head of Circularity at #UNOC2022
      Simon Baldwin, our Global Head of Circularity, spoke at a  United Nations Ocean Conference side event organized with The Circulate Initiative and International Atomic Energy Agency. He highlighted how international corporations and partnerships can foster innovation that  addresses ocean plastic pollution. 
    • Co-CEO in Forbes: How Small Businesses Can Take Big Stands
      In her latest Forbes article, our Co-CEO, Carrie Freeman, shared her thinking on the steps even small organizations can take now to make an impact on society.

    Program Updates

    • Headstream Accelerator Announces 3rd Cohort
      Our program focused on youth digital well-being welcomed 12 innovators who will collaborate with youth advisors in the creation of innovative technologies positively impacting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, youth of color, LGTBQIA+ and the intersectionality of these identities.
    • The Incubation Network Welcomes 75 Startups to Join The SUP Challenge
      The Incubation Network’s eight Entrepreneur Support Organizations from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, under the Single-use plastics (SUP) Challenge, have selected 75 startups to join their respective project cohorts.
    • GET Chicago Announced Chicago Equity Tech Desk + Digital Equity Fund
      GET Cities Tech Equity Working Group is thrilled to announce the second iteration of the Chicago Equity Tech Desk, hosted by Gumbo Media, in partnership with Women in Entrepreneurship Institute (WEI) and sponsored by Verizon.

    Events

    • Registration Opens for the 2022 NASA Space Apps Challenge
      Calling all makers, builders, artists, coders, entrepreneurs, designers, and storytellers from around the globe to join NASA’s Space Apps Challenge! Create #SpaceApps teams, collaborate, and use #NASA data to find solutions to space & Earth’s most pressing challenges. Have an idea?
      Join us this Oct 1-2!
    • Join us at For ClimateTech Summit 2022 in September
      For ClimateTech will host its second Summit on 13-14 September. The annual Summit brings together industry experts, leaders, and investors to discuss opportunities and challenges in the rapidly expanding ClimateTech industry and will feature our second cohort of incredible early-stage ClimateTech companies.