I'm participating in a non-profit event and we could really use your help, if you're able.
I'm a finalist in a social innovators fast pitch event which is tied to a crowd funding campaign for the Social Good Summit Austin and we're off to a great start but we need more donations to achieve our goal of $5,000. We're using Crowd Tilt and we only receive all the donations if we reach the $5,000 goal. If you'd be willing to jump in a make a contribution, it would mean a lot. The minimum donation is only $5.
This is what it's all about:
In the spirit of community building and sustainable innovation, we felt that the best way to embody the spirit of Social Good Summit Austin was to allow the community to come together and decide how to best impact the city. Therefore we have launched the first ever Social Innovators Fund. This campaign will help raise awareness and create a system where new ideas from social innovators can be supported and have an opportunity to flourish. You, the community, will not only be able to support the fund but you will get to select the winner of this prize when you attend the Summit on September 24th.
I will be discussing the use of Frugal Innovation to improve the quality of life of families living in extreme poverty around the world.
1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, less than $1.25/day. That is almost 20% of the world's populationIf you are part of the world's lowest socioeconomic level you may be living on a house that can barely be called that. It's a collection of sticks, cardboard, plastic sheet. A dirt floor, no water, electricity or sewage. Enter frugal innovation or frugal engineering: The process of reducing the complexity and cost of a good and its production. Usually this refers to removing nonessential features from a durable good in order to sell it in developing countries. In this presentation we will explore simple, low cost, effective and proven global design solutions that do not require exotic technology but that when combined can dramatically improve the quality of life of people around the world.
The mission of the Social Good Summit is simple, fund a movement of social change in Austin, TX and create a positive impact on the world. Mina Chang, President of Linking the World will deliver the prize winnings to the winner.
Registration for the event is free via this link. I'd love to see you there!
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