Idea Lab II: Defining Problems and Visualizing Solutions

Idea Lab II: Defining Problems and Visualizing Solutions

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Rotunda

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Idea Lab II—Defining Problems and Visualizing Solutions
Get a look “Inside the Entrepreneur’s Studio” and start visualizing your project for the $50,000 Social Innovation Challenge and the Changemaker Challenge

Free Lunch, 2 Passport Points
Informal Networking with Entrepreneurs to follow program

The Idea Lab series continues with Professor Steve Conroy, as Will Ferrell, as James Lipton, in “Inside the Entrepreneur’s Studio.” Accomplished social innovators from the business and non-profit sector will share their insight about how successful enterprises adapt to change. Learn where to go for feedback and how to ask the right questions for your venture to become successful.

About our Entrepreneurs:

Khalida Brohi, Founder, Sughar
A social entrepreneur and youth activist working with Sughar, Khalida is committed to ending violence against women and honor killing in Pakistan by using traditional embroidery to promote economic empowerment and provide educational opportunities for tribal women.

Mike Hurst, President and CEO of ChloroFill
Mike founded a startup company focused on the development, marketing and sales of environmentally responsible building materials.

Steven Wright, Executive Director and Co-Founder of 4 Walls International
Steven works along the US-Mexico border region to build houses out of trash (discarded tires and plastic bottles) as well as focus on economic growth opportunities.

Ned McMahon, Founder, Primo Wind
CEO of a of distributed wind energy for off-grid developing uses as well as small commercial and residential use, Ned is a serial entrepreneur, and the founder of Malama Composites, Inc., a sustainable “Bio-composites” company.

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What is an Idea Lab?
The Idea Labs series, organized by the Center for Peace and Commerce in partnership with the Changemaker Hub, is a catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of San Diego. This series will prepare you to make a difference in the world by applying business savvy, social consciousness, and a passion for creating solutions or starting opportunities that involve the four Ps: People, Planet, Peace, and Profit. Idea Labs help students generate, refine, and present their ideas for the 2014 $50K Social Innovation Challenge


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