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First Inno-Date Night Matches Students with Social Ventures

On Thursday, October 2nd, 40 students gathered together to listen to 60-second pitches of ten different student-led ventures. After the pitches, they were given a chance to rotate between ventures, speed-dating style, to discuss different opportunities for getting involved.

The students that pitched their ventures:
Tomas Quinonez-Riegos, We Are Lions

(Distributed October 6, 2014)

Brown/RISD Innovation Picnic

On Friday, September 12, nearly 50 students came together for an Innovation Picnic on Brown’s Main Green to meet student innovation groups, talk about different opportunities on Brown and RISD’s campuses, and eat pizza.

(Distributed September 15, 2014)

Introducing Swearer Sparks: Stories of Social Innovation at Brown

The Swearer Center of Public Service is proud to announce the launch of Swearer Sparks, an online platform for stories of social innovation at Brown University.

Swearer Sparks was designed with the belief that innovative, thoughtful approaches to social change depend on the exchange of people's experiences and ideas. On the website, users can:

(Distributed May 22, 2014)

First Innovate Change Lab Explores Intersections

On Thursday, March 20th, the first ever Innovate Change Lab brought together 100 students and innovators at Flatbread Company for two hours of presentations, networking, and delicious flatbread. With the theme of “Intersections,” presenters included:

  • Bernise Ang, a leader in the movement to tackle urban poverty in Singapore with the social venture Syinc

  • Isabelle Yisak ‘14.5 and Rexy Dorado ‘15, representing Kaya Co., a social venture that blends social innovation and ethnic identity within the Filipino diaspora

(Distributed April 2, 2014)
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