Social entrepreneurs create startups and businesses that develop, fund, and implement solutions to social, cultural, and environmental issues.
The lines between capitalism and social responsibility are constantly being blurred as more companies are being created that use the principles of capitalism to deal with some of society's most pressing issues.
Are you interesting in creating a business that tackles social issues? Do you want to pursue positive social change? Register below to find out how you can be an effective and impactful social entrepreneur!
Rhonnie Brewer has made that her life's work! Rhonnie is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Socially Twisted and Memphis Startup. She leads change through her work on community issues such as helping food deserts like Orange Mound add more low-cost grocery options to serve the citizens of that community; to working with the labor unions to host apprenticeship fairs to encourage those who choose not to go to college to "earn while they learn". Committed to creating positive social change, Rhonnie is skilled at understanding how to navigate the entrepreneurship ecosystem to make connections and implement solutions that benefit the community. Register now for this enlightening chat!
Every Startup Grind Memphis event is designed for you to connect with new people, become engaged with with experts and become inspired by their stories.
Every month we invite you to better understand and to embrace Startup Grind’s Values:
Give First (before you ask)
Make Friends (not just contacts)
Help Others (before you help yourself)
Share Your Solutions- Every event starts out with networking and appetizers. Use this time to get the word out about your company's product or service. Our community enjoys hearing about your team's accomplishments, values or even your needs
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Rhonnie Brewer is a community-minded professional who has a passion for building strong relationships within the Memphis Metropolitan area. She has years of experience in event planning, leadership, and community relations through her commitment and affiliation to various local and national organizations across the country.Read More
Rhonnie Brewer is a community-minded professional who has a passion for building strong relationships within the Memphis metropolitan area. As President of the Guild at the Memphis Urban League, she focuses on driving the goals of the Urban League to support the national initiative of empowering the community. She is the Chief Visionary Officer of Socially Twisted, a boutique firm focused on social change and community relations. In addition to Socially Twisted, she is the founder of Memphis Startup, a startup support organization providing resources and support to the small business and technology ecosystems in Memphis, connecting people and resources to educate and equip entrepreneurs.
She has also had years of experience in event planning, leadership, and community relations through her commitments various organizations such as the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, COPPER (Coalition for Organizing and Protecting People's Equal Right), Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy, Community Shares, and several other organizations. Rhonnie is also a member of the National Coalition of Black Women and a fellow of the Leadership Memphis Executive Class. Rhonnie also attended the Women's Campaign School at Yale University.