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Earning your MBA or MPA in Sustainable Management means more than just fulfilling academic requirements. It’s also about taking part in the greater business and public affairs community. To that end, Presidio goes out of its way to conceive and present events that connects students, alumni and the broader Bay Area community with today’s sustainability innovators.

Presidio Presents Speaker Series

Presidio Presents is a speaker series that engages the entire Bay Area community by featuring world-class entrepreneurs at the leading edge of sustainability and social entrepreneurship — in conversation with Presidio President and CEO, William Shutkin.

Presidio Presents is made possible by our sponsors Hamilton Zanze, Jones Lang LaSalle, New Resource Bank, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosatti. Tickets are FREE for PGS students, alumni, and prospective students. General admission tickets are $10.

Join us for our upcoming event!

Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: SPUR San Francisco, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Community Events

Presidio Graduate School makes the most of those times when the student body comes together for monthly Residencies. On Saturday evenings during Residency weekends, the school hosts receptions, speakers, and other programs for current students and alumni to attend. These gatherings are not only an opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge of the sustainability community, but also to network and collaborate with other Presidians.

See a list of all upcoming events on our Eventbrite page here.

Check out photos from past events here.

Brown Bags

Presidio President and CEO, William Shutkin hosts an informal lunch program in conversation with an influential role model in the sustainability community. Brown Bags are open to all current students and alumni but limited to 30 attendees. These events are free, and all attending should bring their lunch—though they need not carry it in a brown bag.

View photos from our recent Brown Bag events here

Capstone Venture Showcase

At the end of each semester, Presidio Graduate School students enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration Capstone Policy Innovation and Masters of Business Administration Capstone Entrepreneurship courses refine and polish their capstone public policy innovations and social venture company ideas at the Presidio Capstone Showcase. As a part of the integrated and entrepreneurship-focused MPA and MBA Capstone Program, our students design and launch new social ventures, conceive and propose transformative public administration and public policy innovations, and collaborate on product design prototypes.

Our MBA and MPA Capstone teams often compete deep into major global business plan competitions; the Spring 2012 InFoods team won the top prize in the prestigious Madrona League Business Plan Competition, and members of that team have launched the venture as a going concern after their graduation.

Watch past Capstone videos:


Partner Events

LACI CleanTech Global Showcase 2015

October 21-22 at the JW Mariott in Los Angeles