1 - Can you tell me about Young Impact's recent engagements?
We love that every engagement is unique in situation, budget, resources, and an abundance of other variables. As we continue to develop the website content, the Case Studies section will be included under the Resource tab. Please find a list below of several recent engagements:
- Youth Venture Global Summit (MIT and Harvard) - Workshop Presenter
- Global Entrepreneurship Week - Partner
- StartUp Weekend NYC (Sun Microsystems)- Organizer & Facilitator
- International Gymnastics Thanksgiving Clinic - Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter
- NYU Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship/Ashoka's Youth Venture "Be A Changemaker" Challenge -- Program Co-Developer & Host
- StartUp Scramble DC University Challenge (Washington, D.C.) - Organizer & Facilitator
- Junior Olympic Men's Gymnastics National Championships (Knoxville, TN) - Event Emcee
- Microsoft Web Camp NYC (New York City) - Consultant (June 24 - 25)
- StartUp Scramble NEPA Challenge (University of Scranton - Scranton, PA) - Organizer & Facilitator (July 30-Aug 1)
- Startup Weekend D.C. (Washington, D.C.) - Organizer & Facilitator (Aug 13 - 15)
We have a growing list of reputable references available to help you with your diligence and a stellar track-record of resounding success.
2 - Very interesting company, but can Young Impact help us?
Our business model hinges upon nurturing long-standing relationships with Partners. We work exclusively with Partners seeking to forge and amplify their commitment to the enrichment and success of our niche target demographic: Students and young professionals. Partners range from global billion-dollar public companies to under-funded not-for-profits. Young Impact's relationships across the enterprise, economic, and entrepreneurship development spectrum are expansive.
3 - I'm curious whether Young Impact is a non-profit organization or for-profit company?
Young Impact is organized as a Limited Liability Company. Many of our Partners are non-profit organizations. We also work closely with many for-profit companies. Our dashboard of socially-conscious bottom-lines is tied to more than cash flows and number of audience members. An acute focus on quality of outcome (depending on the nature of our mandate) is paramount. Leadership keeps operations focused and lean. Don't expect Young Impact to cash out with a 20x multiple return anytime soon--we are happy being nimble and highly responsive to the markets' shifting needs. Anticipate Young Impact to steadily develop into the most unique portfolio of branded events, services, and media.
4 - We're on a tight (and I mean TIGHT!) budget. How are engagements priced?
Or, how do you make money to sustain and grow your operations?
Great question! Our Board of Advisors is interested in this too =)
Our business model is straight-forward. StartUp Scrambles™, keynote addresses & speaking engagements, and workshops are fixed prices. Consulting and program development services are variable and dependent upon the number of hours, complexity of the deliverables, and resources allocated to the project. Travel, food, accommodations, and related expenses are always covered by the Partners (client) as well. Pretty standard stuff. To the degree we are able, we will always work with Partners to keep within budgets.
But before we talk numbers...
We first work to understand your vision and challenges--if we don't understand your goals, a partnership is unlikely to emerge. Are you trying to reverse the brain-drain of young professionals in your community, seeking an innovative way to wad through a thicket of promising applicants to identify top talent and cultural fits, searching for ways to help your new college grads create jobs instead of need jobs, or inspiring high school students to take action and engage the broader community through service?
5 - If Young Impact was a chicken, would the entity think rubber humans are funny?
By show of hands, we say, "Probably!"