MIAMI UNIVERSITY JOHN W. ALTMAN INSTITUTE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SOCIAL INNOVATION WEEKEND: FOOD INSECURITY

MARCH 6-8, 2020 - FARMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  • 00Days
  • 00Hours
  • 00Minutes
  • 00Seconds

WHAT IS SOCIAL INNOVATION WEEKEND?

Social Innovation Weekend (SIW) is an intense three-day experience in which students, professionals and community members use entrepreneurial skills to tackle a significant social challenge.

JOIN SIW 2020

We need great people, like you, who want to help end hunger and food insecurity.

BE A PARTICIPANT

SIW has two tracks for participants.

This is a Startup Weekend, hackathon style program for Miami University student participants. Students will join small startup teams and develop new programs / services / products to help address food insecurity.  Student teams will go all-in for 48hrs straight and pitch their ideas to a panel of subject matter experts and Startup Cincy ecosystem partners at the end of the weekend. Miami students also earn course credit for participating in SIW.

This track is designed for small teams of professionals from social enterprises and non-profit/govt agency professionals focused on hunger and food insecurity. Bring your team to get entrepreneurial training and work on current projects / programs / services for your organization. Professional teams will participate in workshops and “office hours” with Miami faculty, Startup Cincy coaches, food insecurity subject matter experts, and our partner organizations. This track will run from breakfast to dinner time on Sat, Mar 7.  Participants can also earn continuing education credits from Miami through this program.

If SIW sounds like something that might be right for you or your team, we want to talk to you.

BE A PARTNER

We need partners who are serious about addressing food insecurity and want to help us with…

  • PEOPLE - Join us on-site at SIW. We need coaches, subject matter experts, and more.
  • PROMOTION - Help us spread the word about SIW and the issue of food insecurity.
  • PARTNERS - Help us connect with other potential partners.
  • SPONSORSHIP - Help support SIW and the people & organizations who participate in it.

If partnering with SIW in any (or all) of these ways sounds right for you or your organization, we want to talk to you.

Send us an email

CONTACT US

Michael Conger - SIW Director
Tara Hoppe - SIW Assistant Director
Brett Smith - Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship