San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
COOKING UP IDEAS TO ACHIEVE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
8:45AM - 12:30PM +
stay to pitch your idea and eat a free lunch until 1:30PM
1789 VENTURE LAB
173 1/2 E. FRANKLIN STREET
DESIGN THINKING BOOTCAMP. PITCHES.
Rob is the Instructional Coordinator of Design for America, a national network of student-led design thinking studios creating local and social impact through interdisciplinary design, and which has received many awards as an initiative and the projects it fosters. Rob is excited to bring design and leadership education to college students across the country as they use design to make an impact locally and nationally. He studied architecture and co-founded the Design for America Virginia Tech. He now supports curriculum and program development for Design for America, including the process guide, design workshops, presentations and member mentorship.
Start with a design thinking bootcamp on food
(Eat a free breakfast & register @8:45AM and get started @9AM - until 12:30PM)
You will first get to hear a reverse pitch about the problem of food insecurity in North Carolina from an expert.
Then, you will participate in a design thinking bootcamp and get to practice human-centered design thinking methods in action within a design team (team to be formed with other participants at the event).
Design thinking is about working through a creative process that allows for serendipity and unpredictability, from which breakthrough ideas can emerge. Design thinking is a new way of thinking. It is about applying approaches and methodologies of design to find the most appropriate ways to meet needs and create better social outcomes.
Some people think that it is in your genes to be creative but anyone can be an incredibly creative thinker given the right set of tools and processes. Aligning with UNC's pan-university campus theme "Food for All" that has been recently launched, the entire day will be themed around food insecurity.
Pitch an idea from the bootcamp or an idea of
(Eat a free lunch @12:30PM
and pitch an idea@1pm)
Then, you will be able to pitch your idea to address food insecurity or food waste or any other food related issue in North Carolina, in the U.S., or abroad to a panel of judges. In the process, you will have a chance to receive feedback from experts on your idea.
Compete for $ Prizes.
The panel of judges will announce the prize winners. Receive a cash prize to take your idea to the next level.
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There are 3 public parking lots closeby on Rosemary Street and street parking available also on Franklin Street.
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