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NY '10 Institute Experience


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The 2010 New York Institute was held over two weekends in March at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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NY '10 Institute Experience

  1. 1. StartingBloc 2010 New YorkInstitute for Social Innovation
March 2010!
  2. 2. Agenda :: Day 1 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation Friday, March 5, 201011:15 – 12:15 :: Registration12:15 – 01:00 :: Welcome to StartingBloc and the Fellowship Adriana Pentz, CEO, StartingBloc01:00 – 02:15 :: Goal Setting + Mapping your StartingBloc Experience :: Session with Houston Spencer02:15 – 02:30 :: Video :: Falling Whistles02:30 – 03:30 :: Social Innovation Competition :: Echoing Green Partner Introduction and Q&A03:30 – 07:00 :: Transfromative Action :: Session with Scott Sherman07:00 – 07:10 :: Reflection (Journals)07:30 – 08:45 :: Reception hosted by NYU Stern Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship
  3. 3. Highlights :: Day 1Transformative Action :: Scott Sherman, Founder, TAIAdapted from Sherman’s legendary semester long Transformative Action course atUCLA School of Public Affairs, this workshop provided Fellows with the basics ofTransformative Action. A nationally recognized speaker and Echoing GreenFellow, Scott Sherman covered the art of building relationships, effectivecommunication techniques and team building and probed the question of whatcreates change and transforms individuals, communities and the world.Scott’s work on nonviolent social change projects has been praised by such NobelPeace Prize Laureates as the Dalai Lama and the late Mother Teresa. In 2004, hewas nominated for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Faculty of the Yearaward for the entire U.S.
  4. 4. Speakers :: Day 1 Adriana Pentz Houston Spencer Scott ShermanCEO, StartingBloc expert, change + community organizer, lecturer, transformation in the authorStartingBloc Fellow, communications industry Boston 2007 founder, Transformative Action vp strategy, Alcatel Lucent Institute author + speaker adjunct faculty member, UCLA School of Public Affairs
  5. 5. Agenda :: Day 2 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation Saturday, March 6, 201009:00 – 09:15 :: Question of the Day09:15 – 10:30 :: Introduction to Social Innovation Competition + Strategic Consulting :: Session with Tammy Wang + Tiffany Franke10:30 – 11:30 :: CSR: Past, Present & Future :: Session with Robert Tomasko11:45 – 01:00 :: Ideas Marketplace02:00 – 03:00 :: Social Media for Social Good :: Session with Ines Peschiera03:00 – 04:30 :: Total CSR & Global Systems Change :: Session with Frank Dixon04:30 – 04:50 :: Video :: Will Philips04:45 – 05:45 :: Social Innovation Competition Teamwork05:45 – 06:45 :: The Eco-Capitalist :: Session with Tom Szaky06:40 – 08:00 :: Reception hosted by The Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon
  6. 6. Highlights :: Day 2Social Innovation CompetitionDuring each Institute, candidates have the opportunity to consult for a business ororganization on a real world case challenge. In NY ‘10, our 130 candidates weredivided in 18 teams lead by StartingBloc Fellows as mentors to work on a socialinnovation challenge for Echoing Green.Ideas MarketplaceThe Ideas Marketplace provided candidates with the opportunity to give a oneminute pitch on a passion, project, or business they are working on. Fourcandidates were then selected by their Institute class to present their ideas indetail in later sessions.
  7. 7. Speakers :: Day 2 Robert Tomasko Ines Peschiera Frank Dixon Tom Szakypioneer, CSR + social expert, Interactive expert, sustainability + founder +ceo, entrepreneurship Strategy + Marketing systems change TerraCycle director, American producer, Core prorponent, Total awards + accolades University Industries Corporate for eco-friendly Sustainability productsauthor + StartingBloc clients include Board Member Splenda, EDF & The clients include coolest start-up, Inc. Nature Conservancy Wal-Mart Magazine
  8. 8. Agenda :: Day 3 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation Sunday, March 7, 201009:00 – 09:15 :: Question of the Day09:15 – 10:30 :: Social Innovation Competition Teamwork10:30 – 11:30 :: The Spectrum of Social Enterprise :: Session with Nathaniel Whittemore11:45 – 12:45 :: Meet-ups12:45 – 01:45 :: Social Entrepreneurs in Action02:45 – 03:45 :: Goal Circle03:30 – 03:50 :: Video :: Unreasonable Institute10:30 – 11:30 :: Design & Social Innovation :: Session with Cheryl Heller10:30 – 11:30 :: Living Life With Purpose :: Session with Yao Huang06:40 – 08:00 :: Reception hosted by The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
  9. 9. Highlights :: Day 3Meet-upsStartingBloc values collaboration across sectors, academic disciplines, and subjectareas. During meet-ups, candidates gathered in groups designated by topic, suchas health, education, or climate change. They sparked a discussion or participatedin a debate with their peers. Some teams took action to solve the problem underdiscussion, and continue to volunteer with their groups today.Goal CircleCandidates met in small groups to make their own luck. Each group memberidentified a specific goal, from being admitted to an MBA program to moving to anew city. Their team members offered the advice and connections needed to makethe goal a reality.
  10. 10. Speakers :: Day 3Nathaniel Whittemore Cheryl Heller Yao Huang expert, Collaborative expert, design for social serial entrepreneur + vc Social Change innovation co-founder + managing founder, Asset Map ceo, Heller Communication director, The Hatchery Design blogger, founder, Gigapixel Creative founder, Good Brand Camp
  11. 11. Agenda :: Day 4 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation Saturday, March 27, 201009:00 – 09:30 :: Welcome from NYU Wagner School of Public Service09:30 – 10:20 :: Keynote :: Session with Jonathan Greenblatt10:40 – 11:30 :: Leading Social Innovation :: Session with Bethany Godsoe11:50 – 12:40 :: Government’s Role in Building Cross-sector Partnerships + Accelerating Innovation :: Session with Howard Buffet02:00 – 03:30 :: One on One Conversations // SIC Finalist Group Work03:30 – 03:50 :: Video :: When the Night Comes03:50 – 05:10 :: Peer Learning :: The Wealth of Knowledge is in the Room05:10 – 06:00 :: Keynote :: Session with Elmira Bayrasli06:30 – 08:00 :: Reception + Launch Party 2010 Hosted By :: The Fletcher School at Tufts University + iContact
  12. 12. Highlights :: Day 4Peer Learning :: The Wealth of Knowledge is in the RoomDoes it bother you to sit a room with hundreds of great minds and not have theopportunity to actively learn from them? StartingBloc believes that the wealth ofknowledge is in the room and the time has come to unleash it.StartingBloc candidates enriched their experience by learning something newfrom their peers, and teaching something return. With the belief that everyone isan expert in something, candidates will be split into groups to teach topicsranging from salsa dancing to tax law.Candidates will left the session with newfound knowledge and and a tight bondwith their peers, having gone through an experience that is humbling by nature.What can you teach the world?
  13. 13. Speakers :: Day 4Jonathan Greenblatt Bethany Godsoe Howard Buffet Elmira Bayrasli thought leader + expert, leadership expert, innovation in expert, policy +social entrepreneur development the government outreach founder, Our Good executive director, policy advisor, White vp, Endeavor Works NYU Wagner’s House Domestic Research Center for Policy Council former Presidential co-founder, Ethos Leadership in Action Appointee at the Water member, Presidential Dept. of State Transition Team
  14. 14. Agenda :: Day 5 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation Sunday, March 28, 201009:10 – 10:00 :: StartingBloc :: Our Future10:20 – 11:10 :: Global Sustainability :: Session with Andrew Zolli11:30 – 12:45 :: Social Innovation Competition :: Final Presentations02:05 – 02:10 :: Presentation of SIC Winner02:10 – 03:00 :: Investing in People :: Session with Rafe Furst03:00 – 03:20 :: Sustainable Health Enterprises she28 Campaign :: Video03:20 – 04:20 :: Ideas Marketplace :: Top Four Fellow’s Presentations04:20 – 05:00 :: 15 Year Reunion “Cocktail Party”05:20 – 06:10 :: Lasting Change :: Session with Mitchell Wade06:40 – 08:00 :: Reception Hosted By NYU Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship
  15. 15. Highlights :: Day 5Social Innovation Competition :: Final PresentationsDuring each Institute, candidates have the opportunity to consult a business ororganization on a real world case challenge. This year our 130 candidates weredivided in 18 teams to work on the following challenge for Echoing Green:How should Echoing Green design a differentiated online engagement strategy inline with its Be Bold effort, that will support a wide audience of young people asthey build careers with impact?Following submission of a written proposal, the final five selected teams had eightminutes to present their ideas. Three minute Q & A with the judges and theaudience followed. The winning team presented their findings to the EchoingGreen executive team in New York City.
  16. 16. Highlights :: Day 5Ideas Marketplace :: PresentationsEarlier in the Institute, the Ideas Marketplace provided candidates with theopportunity to give a one minute pitch on a passion, project, or business they areworking on. The ideas were then voted upon by their peers.The following four were selected by the Institute class to present their ideas indetail. Ideas Marketplace Final Presentations are seven minutes with a threeminute Q & A.Adityo Sagir & Andrew Wu :: SparkSeedMatthew Kochman :: M.E.S.S. ExpressSimran Dua :: Expanding the role of nutritionists in grocery storesChristopher Washington :: ECO INC Urban Farm Franchise
  17. 17. Highlights :: Day 515 Year Reunion "Cocktail Party"What if you had the opportunity to come back after 15 years and share your storywith everyone in room?What dreams were made?! What crazy adventures did you go on? How has theworld changed because of your work? The 15 Year Reunion "Cocktail Party" is aninteractive experience where everyone in the room has the chance to open theirmind, travel in time and live out the future in the present.The candidates reunited in 2025, and shared their biggest dreams. With the firstlady governor of Missouri, a man who lives on the moon, and several Grammywinners, this high energy session pushed the boundaries of how we picturesuccess.
  18. 18. Speakers :: Day 5 Andrew Zolli Rafe Furst Mitchell Wadeexpert in global foresight thought leader in helps innovators turn + innovation accelerating possibilities insights into change curator, Pop!Tech founder, Insight clients include RAND, Schwab, Accenture founder, Z+ Partners professional poker player founder, Institute3
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