SVI Hudson Valley to Connect Social Entrepreneurs May 9-11

 A weekend retreat for emerging social entrepreneurs will be held May 9 through 11 at the Omega Institute.

Founded by Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm in the mid-90s, Social Venture Institutes provide emerging values-driven entrepreneurs and innovative nonprofit leaders a forum to share challenges and get expert advice in a safe, trusting environment.

Social Venture Institute/Hudson Valley will be held May 9-11 at Omega Institute near Rhinebeck.

It’s a weekend of profound problem solving, visioning and connecting, at one of the world’s premier educational retreat centers.

The Saturday night keynoter is Dal LaMagna, who started Tweezerman in 1980 and built it into a multinational personal-care-tool brand that practices responsible capitalism and corporate social responsibility. He’s currently the CEO/CFO of the Brooklyn-based IceStone and an active investor in social impact businesses.

LaMagna’s talk will be part of a “Keynote + Cocktails” event open to the public from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Attendance to the weekend-long retreat is curated (though the public is invited to the “Keynote + Cocktails” event). Those interested may apply to attend at

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