Date & Time
Sat, October 26, 2019
Business as Mission conference on modelling transformative businesses to create change and impact for communities most in need both locally and globally. This conference will bring together entrepreneurs, business executives, professionals, students and passionate individuals from all over the world, connected by a common cause to create, invest and build businesses for social impact.
Ideas, strategies, community, networks, encouragement, engaging with people, design, creative energy, intentional networking, business design.
Social Impact Investment
Business as Mission connects engages and inspires business leaders, who share a common goal of implementing business solutions to help bring people out of poverty and building a sustainable future through economic and social development.
Our panel will be looking at what it means to be transformational in their own businesses by sharing their experiences about the positive impact their businesses are having in the community.
The Eagles Nest will provide opportunities for you to participate in the success of small businesses locally and internationally. This could be through a financial donation, through your business or professional expertise, through business coaching, connecting through your network, or any other way that helps develop sustainable business solutions.
Founder & CEO, Newdea, Inc
Troy Stremler, Founder & CEO, of Newdea, Inc, is a recognized leader in the non-profit sector and brings over sixteen years of intensive experience working with NPOs, Funders, foundations, and government granting agencies on operational and governance issues. He has launched hundreds of architectural engineering and construction initiatives in 43 countries. Troy’s success allows him to be extensively engaged in corporate strategy and planning sessions with global leaders in government, wealth management, and philanthropy. Newdea’s Economic Convergence Model facilitates the economic growth of nations and shortens the Economic Convergence life cycle, using a combination of leadership, vision, political will, policy development and know-how – believing that countries with foresight can engineer themselves to be the most attractive investment targets in the developing world. It caters to non-profit organizations, government entities, and foundations.
Investor & Social Entrepreneur
David Ash, an investor and Social Entrepreneur, sits on the International Advisory Board for The University of the Nations, YWAM (Youth With A Mission). He and his family travel extensively with YWAM, volunteering and partnering in humanitarian and community development projects around the world. David, and his wife, Lise, also participate in a wide variety of other philanthropic endeavors, both domestically and internationally.
David has been an active supporter of transitional housing programs for the mentally ill and addicted in Vancouver’s Downtown East side. He is a past recipient of the Kaufmann Foundation’s Community Service Award for his work at The Vivian, a 24 room rooming house which is home to Vancouver’s hardest of hard to house women.
David has a particular interest and passion in seeing Business As Missions used as a means of economic and community development.
This event includes a chance to network with like-minded people, share ideas and knowledge, and collaborate to help entrepreneurs, business people, students, investors transform the way you think about how you do business and invest in social impact.
Business As Mission NW – (BAM NW)
BAM connects, engages, and inspires business leaders who share a common goal of implementing business solutions to help bring people out of poverty globally.
Our focus is primarily on the Global South where the need for economic freedom is most acute.
Elisabeth Cochrane founded this event in 2011. She and her husband have worked in India and Nepal for over 30 years in development and training. The work has grown to over 200 projects with 3000 staff involved in many different areas, including elementary schools, pre-schools, clinics, micro-loan projects, sewing classes, training schools, etc. Their experiences have taught them that building sustainable businesses is much more effective than charitable gifts in elevating people out of poverty.
BAM NW operates under ACE Development Fund, a registered 501c3 non-profit corporation based in the USA. ACE exists to plant businesses in the developing world as a sustainable solution to alleviating poverty while bringing social, economic and spiritual transformation.