Scarlet Speakers from the Heart of New Brunswick with Mark L. Pomerantz GSNB’76
Mark Pomerantz, Ed.D, is a 1976 Graduate of the Bloustein School at Rutgers University. During his over twenty years in local, county and state government, he developed several groundbreaking programs involving entrepreneurial public–private partnerships. He led the Seattle Social Enterprise Initiative the first such local government-sponsored program in the U.S. which brought together the City of Seattle, nonprofit agencies, banks, and foundations. Prior to this he established the Washington Nonprofit Enterprise Network moderating a series of 20 meetings on social entrepreneurship in 1998-2000. He is the co-founder of the Seattle Social Investor’s Forum, the first social venture fair in the US which generated investments of cash, stock, and in-kind assistance for local social entrepreneurs. He was a Board Member of: The National Gathering for Social Entrepreneurs (now the Social Enterprise Alliance); VENTURES, the only peer micro-lending organization in Washington State; The Village Net, a micro-lender operating in Ghana and Kenya; USASBE (US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), the academic organization for entrepreneurship faculty and students; and Seattle BALLE, an organization facilitating and promoting local economy development. He also served as Enterprise Development Manager for a leading social enterprise in Seattle. His website Worldshapers! (worldshapers.net) promotes curriculum development for training social entrepreneurs.