Today I start a five day Social Innovation Institute through StartingBloc. I will be spending all day at the Annenburg Community Beach House on Santa Monica State Beach. Unfortunately it is supposed to rain almost every day that I am here, but we will be spending so much time in the meeting room that it is probably just as well. If you are in the LA area and are interested in connecting please let me know, or consider attending the StartingBloc Launch Party this Sunday night (basically a coming out party for us young social innovators).
By attending this Institute, I hope to meet other energized young leaders from around the world. I am excited to hear about their ideas and to expand my network. Also, I hope to learn more about the intersection between for profit and non profit. The Great Recession got me thinking about how to create jobs and / or create wealth while still focusing on building community and social good.
Thank you again to my sponsors and for everyone that contributed ideas for how to spend $100M towards addressing climate change. I look forward to sharing with you what I learn.