Social Venture Network Europe
Wayne Silby and Josh Mailman co-founded Social Venture Network 25 years ago. Silby and Mailman envisioned a platform to connect, inspire and support influential entrepreneurs who wanted to use business to create a values-driven and sustainable world.
The concept behind Social Venture Network might seem conventional today, but its beginning was the result of an uncommon vision. As Josh Mailman says, “We decided to build a new paradigm: one in which business operates to add value to society — without compromising the well-being of future generations.”
SVN began in 1987 as a small group of value-oriented entrepreneurs and leaders who gathered for a meeting at Gold Lake Ranch in Colorado. Today, SVN is a top world-changing network of thousands of highly successful business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors.