Watch: What I’ve Learned As An Impact Investor

by Joanna Meyer

Impact Investor Rich Hoops joined June’s Social Entrepreneurship Forum to share insight gained as Chairman of the Board at Impact Hub Boulder and a member of Social Venture Partners (Boulder.) Rich discussed:

  • Transitioning from the corporate world to life as a social entrepreneur
  • The challenges and rewards of international investment
  • Managing risk in social investments


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Joanna Meyer

Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Public Engagement and oversees the Women & Vocation Initiative. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. She served as associate faculty at Denver Seminary and as a sewing instructor at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both the state’s innovative culture and its cowboy roots. She has an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder.