The July 9th Idea Lab + Breakfast will be the 3rd gathering of attendees (and friends!) of SPU's Bottom Billions Conference to discuss conference topics, brainstorm solutions to the most challenging issues and build connections to accelerate our efforts.
The July 9th Breakfast will feature speaker Laura McLaughlin of Cascade Designs, Inc. (Seattle-based makers of Therm-a-Rest self-inflating mattresses, Platypus flexible hydration systems, SweetWater microfilters, Packtowl camping towels, SealLine dry bags, etc.)
Laura has worked for three years at Cascade Designs, Inc., focusing on connecting CDI’s product development and commercialization strengths with drinking water and health needs in the developing world. In this role, she works with partner organizations to apply sustainable, market-based models to a new market. She has manages the Smart Electrochlorinator and Household Filter development efforts at Cascade. Before coming to CDI, she worked on energy efficiency market transformation efforts at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Her background is in environmental engineering, health, and energy efficiency.
Join us to hear about CDI's journey and exploration of product development for the "bottom billions," and to learn from their challenges, triumphs, and hopes. And come ready to play and participate in some related interactive activities!Brea
kfast will be light and simple: coffee, muffins/pastries, and fruit. Please pay online or bring $5 to the door to cover costs.
This event is hosted by Dr. Mar Smith (Project CSR), Rashmir Balasubramaniam (Nsansa) and Brian Howe (Hub Seattle). The Center for Integrity in Business, which sponsored the BBBL conference, will be one of a number of organizations at the table to listen and learn.
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Dr. Mar Smith is a researcher, communicator, and manager, providing tools for individuals, organizations, and businesses to recognize and to strengthen their social and economic value. She blogs about resources, strategies, and best practices for promoting corporate social responsibility, with special emphasis on building economic value and promoting human rights, at projectcsr.wordpress.com.
Hub Seattle is a professionally hosted environment that connects social entrepreneurs and increases capacity. It is a social innovation center that provides coworking opportunities, private offices, shared meeting rooms, resources, mentors, and events--all aimed to accelerate your social enterprise. Hub Seattle is currently reviewing locations and will be opening its' physical doors in late 2011.
To find out more, contact Hub Seattle's Hosting Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.