Slow Money is asking Americans to rethink their investments – distant investments in abstract schemes or local investments that will benefit our communities. Boulder, Colorado (April 29-30, 2013)
At the Slow Money gathering the 30 food entrepreneurs who pitched are playing a crucial role in their communities and collectively making a big impact in getting America to eat right, there are three that I’ll like to highlight here simply because of their potential to go big and have a nation wide impact.
This is my first hackathon as a participant, after attending over a dozen of them in my life. Day one of the Summer of Smart by San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (@GAFFTA) included people who came to hear about innovations in the public health and food space. The excitement started with people forming teams to come up with technology to solve problems in food/public health sectors. The mix of people included techie, non-techie, and others – created a diverse group of people who set out to collaborate and create fantastic solutions. The night was filled with people sampling different team and idea options, and heated debates about the future of their teams ideas. A few folks ended up changing their team after midnight, while certain teams stayed together. The team I joined was working on creating an application that could promote the Kijani Grows site for a tweeting garden. The diverse group of people covered developers, idea sorts, business, media, and arts folks, made for the experience unlike any other hackathon I …
Three films that make you want to take action and appreciate life. Three film makers from Australia decided to take their idea for inspiring action to the road. 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles later they had 3 short films, that make you want to MOVE, EAT and LEARN.