Even though it doesn’t feel like it today, Spring is almost here! At Be Social Change we’re totally buzzing with the possibilities of biking to work, eating outside, and not having to wear 5+ layers of clothing.
In the spirit of looking ahead we’re happy to announce our next Lean Startup for Social Good Class starting on Wednesday, April 10th! After great feedback from participants in the first class series we’re excited to share new mentor models for small groups, team discounts, a smaller class size (limited to 16 participants this time around), a 4-class package, and integration of social good startup case studies into the learning! For more information and to register click here.
Do you have your ticket yet for our special Change Makers Happy Hour with Green Spaces on Thursday March 21st? It’s a Made in NY Happy Hour and joining us will be organizations that have started and/or been established in New York City including Catchafire, The Future Project, Reboot, The White Roof Project, Good.is, and Acumen Fund. All of these organizations are hiring, looking for volunteers, or both. Join us for this informal opportunity to meet with their representatives as well as a chance to socialize and network with the NYC Social Good community over drinks and delicious foods from Savory NYC! Reserve your spot here.
**Also, something BIG is coming to Be Social Change and NYC! Check it out!
Here’s our snapshot for the week (keep scrolling down for the full list of events as well as community announcements and a ‘call for submissions’ section ):
- Tonight, Monday, learn from our friend Lyel Resner as he teaches about Doing Well & Doing Good: Opportunities in Social Innovation in NYC!
- On Tuesday get together with innovators interested in creating the next generation of education startups at a Brainstorm and Idea Share for Education Startup Meetup.
- Learn from leaders on Wednesday about what it means to lead and manage technology development within a social enterprise at the Goodnik Meetup: Being Your Own CTO.
- On Thursday grab a drink, some amazing snacks, and network with change makers and innovators at our Made in NY Happy Hour!
- Swing by New Work City on Saturday to see the presentations from Inventure‘s Strategy Hack and learn new effective marketing strategies.
Have a great week and we hope to see you around town!
UPCOMING BE SOCIAL CHANGE EVENTS:
Made in NY Change Makers Happy Hour
Green Spaces, 394 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY
Lean Startup for Social Good
4 Wednesday’s 4/10-5/1
The Alley NYC, 500 Fashion Ave., New York, NY
Cost: $179 Early Bird
Doing Well & Doing Good: Opportunities in Social Innovation
NYU Stern, 44 West 4th St., New York, NY
Cost: $25, Discount code: BECHANGE
Knewton, 100 5th Ave., New York, NY
http://bit.ly/ZmR6LYBrainstorm and Idea Share for Education Startup Meetup
Slattery’s Midtown Pub, 8 E 36th St., New York, NY
Hacking Your Education Launch Party
General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, New York, NY
Being Your Own CTO
New Work City, 412 Broadway, Floor 2, New York, NY
Doing Well and Doing Good:
A Discussion with For Profit Entrepreneurs Who Are Making a Difference
Chelsea Office Loft, 150 W 25th St., New York, NY
Health Hacking NYC
Blueprint Health, 483 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Spring Kick-Off Mixer with YNPN
Rubin Museum, K-12 Lounge, 150 W 17th St., New York, NY
Hello Etsy at Pratt: Reimagine The Marketplace
Friday 5:oopm- Sunday 5:00pm
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY
New Work City, 412 Broadway, New York, NY
THURSDAY 3/28 – FRIDAY 3/29
Columbia University Earth Summit
Thursday 7:00pm – Friday 7:00pm
Columbia University Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY
Open Tech NYC 2013
Cost: $10 Student, $25 General
Non-Profit Entrepreneurship: Launching Your Own NPO
Stoked HQ, 10 Jay St., Suite 908, Brooklyn, NY
Mani’s on a Mission
Buddha Nail Salon NYC, 479 3rd Ave., New York, NY
SATURDAY 4/13-SUNDAY 4/14
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Cost: $150 for students, $210 general
IDEA BOUNCE AT GREEN SPACES
On the first and third Wednesday of the month at 1pm, Green Spaces offers a complimentary lunch for members and friends. The group acts as a meet and greet, and sounding board to “Idea Bounce” off one another. For more information and to learn how to attend check out the website at: http://bit.ly/KaEzUp
NYU REYNOLDS R.E.A.L. WORKSHOP SERIES:
REALISTIC, ENTREPRENEURIAL, ACTIONABLE, LEARNING
Responding to the demand for greater access to social entrepreneurial related content, the NYU Reynolds Program is pleased to continue the NYU Reynolds R.E.A.L Workshop Series: programming designed to support social entrepreneurs and changemakers with practical skills and knowledge bases critical to success in the field. The series is open to the public and to students and changemakers from across the entire NYU and greater NYC communities. Sessions are specifically targeted to different groups, including undergraduates, graduates and the executive and professional communities. Space is limited and an RSVP is required for each event. For more info and to RSVP: http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/REAL_workshop/
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CONTESTS, COMPETITIONS, & APPLICATIONS
*Goodniks@AlleyNYC: Goodnik and AlleyNYC have partnered to create an exciting new program called Goodniks@AlleyNYC. The program creates a “nested coworking space” for 20 or more social entrepreneurs and nonprofit startupers within AlleyNYC. Participants in the program will get full access to the facilities (coworking space, meeting rooms, yoga studio, etc) as well as access to all the events, seminars, and speakers at AlleyNYC.The usual coworking fee of $400/month is being subsidized for Goodniks based on means, allowing even the earliest stage companies the opportunity to participate. As part of the program, members will be operating under a co-op model, giving some of their skills to the AlleyNYC and Goodnik communities. This will give participants an even greater chance to interact with other AlleyNYC members, who can provide support, mentorship or access to resources. Membership can be either part-time or full-time. To apply: http://www.goodnik.org/alley-nyc-application/
*Good Food Jobs Vermont’s Table at Sterling College Summer Program Scholarships: Good Food Jobs is all about education, which is why they’re hosting another year of scholarships to Sterling College’s Vermont’s Table Summer Program. There will be a total of three scholarships awarded: two $2,000 scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship. For more information and to apply: http://goodfoodjobs.com/scholarship