Founder & General Partner
NW SOCIAL VENTURE FUND
Carolynn Duncan is the Founder & General Partner of the NW Social Venture Fund, an impact fund that focuses on scalable social business opportunities that align with the White House Grand Challenges mission, to connect entrepreneurs, engineers, and impact funds with resolving civizilation-afflicting problems.
Carolynn is also the CEO and Marathon Program Facilitator for TenX, an education company which runs and licenses financial literacy programs for high performance entrepreneurs & business leaders throughout the U.S., with program offices in Portland and Seattle. Under Carolynn's direction, Portland Ten alumni have generated more than $20MM in revenues and funding since 2009.
Prior to Portland Ten, Carolynn sourced deals for EPIC Ventures, a Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm, developed an entrepreneurial finance program and ran LivePitch events for FundingUniverse (now Lendio), assisted in launching the Eastern Idaho Entrepreneurial Center in partnership with BYU-Idaho and EPIC Ventures, founded the Hundred Dollar Business, was a founding employee of TagJungle, and worked at $3MM seed fund Provo Labs.
Prior to working in entrepreneurial finance, Carolynn worked as a communications specialist for DeseretBook, Granite Publishing & Distribution, Cedar Fort, Schooled Magazine, and Nomen Global Language Center. She has worked with at-risk youth through Utah Youth Village and the Casey Life Skills Program, volunteers as a "Big Sister" with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, is an advocate of Pathway, a distance learning program developed by BYU-Idaho, and has taught financial & employment literacy for young adults in the LDS Church.
Carolynn has a Bachelor's in Modern Dance, Music (Violin), and English (Literature/Creative Writing) from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and has done graduate work in entrepreneurship studies at Brigham Young University.