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June 10-12, 2024 | Des Moines, IA
#Hu2024DSM

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Valuation Summit

"Hu" brings transparency to responsible investing

Responsible and sustainable investment has struggled to move #beyondcarbon - creating a need for the Human impact unit (Hu). The Hu puts human impact at the center of impact and sustainability valuations, allowing projects as different as water reclamation and poverty reduction to be directly compared using the same language and metrics.

The Hu Valuation Summit brings together responsible, sustainable, or impact startups, non-profits, proposals, collaborations, and initiatives; impact and responsible investors; and analytical experts to debate the value versus investment potential for some of the most innovative corporate responsibility, sustainable, or impact efforts from around the world – empowering informed investment in those with the greatest positive Human impact.

Join this groundbreaking Hu Valuation Summit in the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates this June in Des Moines, Iowa, as it maximizes informed exposure to some of the biggest corporate responsibility or sustainability opportunities for making truly impactful investments in our future.

Key Details:

  • 3 Days of Hu valuation roundtables

  • 3 Inspiring Keynote speakers

  • 12 investable corporate responsibility or sustainability initiatives to evaluate

  • 18 hours of corporate responsibility or sustainability investment-focused programming and skill building

  • 4 hours of facilitative 1-on-1, startup-investor engagement

  • Conference proceedings for publishing expert Hu evaluations

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How is each Hu2024DSM Panel organized?

Following a Keynote each day, four presentation sessions will be structured so each provides:

  • 8 minutes of the startup, non-profit, or initiative presenting their impact,

  • 14 minutes where two analysts debate the Hu value of the presented effort, and

  • 20 minutes where all attendees will debate the most meaningful Hu valuation methodologies.

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Investors

Technologists

Policy Makers

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What will you take away from Hu2024DSM?

Participants will:

  • Be exposed to new technologies, organizations, or initiatives that meaningfully impact #beyondcarbon in the sustainability sector,

  • Learn how to value #beyondcarbon projects using the Hu Impact Unit methodology, and

  • Have the opportunity to directly invest in the intangible value delivered by these presenters.

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Hu2024DSM Valuation Summit Agenda

Hu2024DSM is assembling a world renown lineup of innovations and innovators that will help demonstrate the power of truly direct, equitable intangible evaluation. These innovations - from startups to non-profits, collaborations to initiatives - will be equally divided between Environmental, Social, and Governance as color coded below. Please keep checking back for the latest updates on who is speaking or presenting this June!

June 10, 2024

9:15 AM

Mayor Frank Cownie (Ret)

Mayor Frank Cownie (Ret)

Des Moines, IA

How a life of sustainability leadership from Des Moines will move us all forward.

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Track Sponsor
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June 12, 2024

1:30 PM

UpStream

UpStream

North Liberty, IA

Real-time water quality analysis for dynamic treatment response.

Zimpleman College of Business

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Ese Okereka
TBC
TBC
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June 11, 2024

9:15 AM

Bill Wright

Bill Wright

San Francisco, CA

Rethinking Natural Data

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Track Sponsor
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June 10, 2024

1:30 PM

The Good Dam Project

The Good Dam Project

Clarinda, IA

Farm pond relamation to prevent drought.

Zimpleman College of Business

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Brandi Amantea
TBC
TBC
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June 12, 2024

9:15 AM

Seth Watkins

Seth Watkins

Clarinda, IA

Rethinking Farming

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Track Sponsor
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June 12, 2024

1:30 PM

InnSure

InnSure

Cambridge, MA

InsureTech Community

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Karter Smith
Karter Smith
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June 10, 2024

10:00 AM

MyLand

MyLand

Phoenix, AZ

Soil Health as a Service

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Chris Tesarski
Dr. Chris Draper
Dr. Chris Draper
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June 11, 2024

2:30 PM

BioChar Now

BioChar Now

Denver, CO

Water reclamation uses of high purity biochar.

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Chris Tesarski
Brandi Amantea
Brandi Amantea
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June 11, 2024

10:00 AM

Rooted

Rooted

Des Moines, IA

Women's health coorperative of Iowa

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Stephanie Majeran
L. Leticia Salazar Preciado
L. Leticia Salazar Preciado
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June 11, 2024

2:30 PM

The Food Grid

The Food Grid

Dallas Center, IA

A map of every food source in Dallas County, Iowa.

Zimpleman College of Business

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Nicky Gillibrand
TBC
TBC
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June 12, 2024

10:00 AM

PAT

PAT

Palo Alto, CA

Clarity through Symbolic AI

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Dr. Aaron Santos
Ese Okereka
Ese Okereka
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June 10, 2024

1:30 PM

Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed

Los Angeles, CA

Comprehensive end-of-life planning.

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Chrissy Culek
Justin Venetucci
Justin Venetucci
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June 10, 2024

11:00 AM

Tech For Rights

Tech For Rights

Palo Alto, CA

Digital Political Activism

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Nicky Gillibrand
Francesca Johnson
Francesca Johnson
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June 10, 2024

3:30 PM

Speed Networking: Ideas

Speed Networking: Ideas

Des Moines, IA

Speed networking session designed to find the next great idea

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

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June 11, 2024

11:00 AM

Enterprise Neurosystem

Enterprise Neurosystem

San Francisco, CA

Natural Data Governance

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Dr. Aaron Santos
Justin Venetucci
Justin Venetucci
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June 11, 2024

3:30 PM

Speed Networking: Funding

Speed Networking: Funding

Des Moines, IA

Speed networking session linking ideas to funders

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Event Sponsor
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June 12, 2024

11:00 AM

SCO2

SCO2

St. Paul, MN

Upcycling Food and Ag Waste

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Project Sponsor
Krysti Clayton Mostert
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June 12, 2024

3:30 PM

Networking: Wind Down

Networking: Wind Down

Des Moines, IA

Post-Summit wind down session

Sponsor, Analysts, and Facilitator:

Event Sponsor
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How to Participate: 
Hu2024DSM provides opportunities for everyone from startups to Chief Sustainability Officers, institutional investors to academics around connecting and better understanding how to meaningfully invest in corporate responsibility, sustainability, or impact efforts.

Startups or Non-Profits: 

  • Apply to present, sharing an overview of your sustainable impact

  • You will be paired with academics who will evaluate the Hu impact of your work

  • Present at a roundtable where your work, the Hu evaluation, and investor questions are discussed in a collaborative format

Academics or Analysts: 

  • Apply to evaluate the Hu impact of a startup or non-profit

  • Present and discuss your results in a roundtable format with the startup or non-profit you evaluated

  • Get your work published in the conference proceedings and receive an honorarium for your work

Supporters or Sponsors: 

Hu2024DSM will be organized into three tracks – environmental, social, and governance – with advertising and sponsorship packages ranging from $100 to $100,000. These options include:

  • One Title Sponsor

  • Three Daily Keynote Sponsors

  • Twelve Presentation Sponsors

  • Strategist, Doer, and Friend level supporter options

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Friend Level Sponsors

Reserve your spot now
Secure your spot now - as an attendee, Sponsor, or Partner - using any of the payment links below. To craft custom engagement solutions, please contact Brian Ward.

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Set the tone for each Pitch Session by welcoming the startup, analysts, and participants; participating in the selection and presentation sequence of each startup or initiative, applying branding on session specific materials.

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Welcome the Environmental, Social, or Governance track participants each day and participate in selecting from possible session facilitators, including the selection of start-ups or initiatives in your track of Pitch Sessions. Branding to be applied on track-level Summit materials.

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Set the tone each day by welcoming all attendees and participants and participating in the Keynote Partner selection process. Branding will be applied to all Summit materials, including being listed in all external communication regarding the Summit.

Want to be on the cutting edge of Hu?

Thank you - we will be in touch soon to get you engaged!

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