February 26, 2006

2nd StartingBloc Institute Event Wrap-up

Posted in event summaries at 8:55 am by cuenv-main

Yesterday was the second event in the 2006 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation. It was held here at the Columbia Business School; speakers included Tom Szaky, founder of TerraCycle, the company that produces the world’s first product made from and packaged entirely in waste, and Geoffrey Heal, a professor at the Columbia Business School and author of such seminal works in ecological economics as Nature and the Marketplace.

Two exceptional individuals who I had the pleasure of meeting were Dev Aujla, founder of DreamNow, a non-profit organization that connects young changemakers to mentors already involved in local and global projects, and aujCollections, a clothing line with a similar purpose; and Kevin Bao, co-founder of eonfire, a recently formed network that aims to connect aspiring social entrepreneus via an international network of campus chapters. If you’re interested in working on any of these projects, feel free to contact any of their respective teams via their websites, or to contact me directly if you have any questions.

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