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Cooking Up Ideas to Achieve Food for All

Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC

Monday, November 21, 2016 from 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

Cooking Up Ideas to Achieve Food for All

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8:45AM - 12:30PM +

stay to pitch your idea and eat a free lunch until 1:30PM













 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

your own

(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.
















There are 3 public parking lots closeby on Rosemary Street and street parking available also on Franklin Street.

Have questions about Cooking Up Ideas to Achieve Food for All? Contact Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC

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1789 Venture Lab
173 1/2 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC

Monday, November 21, 2016 from 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC


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What is Global Entrepreneurship Week? 
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) was launched by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the UK Prime Minister and is the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. It has grown to 115 countries engaging more than 7 million people. 

Why Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC?

A pan-university effort, GEW will be a weeklong series of events reaching across all disciplines and professional schools at both undergraduate and graduate levels aiming to inspire students to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. It will increase awareness of entrepreneurship activities on and off campus and connect students to resources, knowledge, and relationships that can accelerate their growth and impact as entrepreneurs. 

Who Should Attend?

 Whether studying the arts, sciences, public health, business, journalism, international affairs, social work, environmental studies, or computer science, whichever the discipline may be, there is something for every student, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty and staff are also welcome and encouraged to participate during the week. Entrepreneurs and individuals in the community, students from other universities in the triangle, and UNC Alumni are all invited to attend!


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