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Social Entrepreneurship: Profits, People and the Planet.

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Join us as Daniela Cadena, Social Impact Lab lead at StartUP FIU, introduces social entrepreneurship and how the concept is solving global problems through for-profit solutions. Be part of a discussion on the differences between social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, how from different disciplines from engineering to architecture or from the sciences to the arts can create new products, companies, and services that create value for people, generate profits and keep the planet in mind.

Agenda:

12:00PM – Check In

12:15PM – BYOL and conversation

12:45PM – Q&A

1:00PM – Networking

Why Social Entrepreneurship?

If we wish to continue growing as a society, we must find sustainable solutions to the most pressing issues our generation faces. From access to clean water and food, to creating companies with a culture of social responsibility and employee development – social entrepreneurship will allow us to scale solutions like no other generation has experienced before.

Who is this for?

This event is tailored for students who want to understand how their major is related to the concept of social entrepreneurship and how they can impact others and change the world regardless of what career they choose.

Who is Daniela Cadena?

Daniela is an FIU alumna, passionate about creating touch points among students, universities, and local communities through social entrepreneurship initiatives. Through sustainable social value propositions, Daniela leads social entrepreneurship at StartUP FIU by providing resources for projects focused on identifying unjust equilibriums that cause exclusion in segments of the populations lacking financial means or political clout.

StartUP FIU Pitch Day

PitchDay FIU

You are cordially invited to attend StartUP FIU’s Pitch Day on December 6, 2016! Pitch Day is an important milestone for our inaugural Empower Accelerator Program cohort. By this day, our teams will have successfully completed our 14-week Empower Accelerator program. They would have participated in nearly 30 presentations and workshops, taken part in critical mentoring and business advice, presented their required weekly deliverables in preparation for this one day. On December 6th, you will have the opportunity to see our teams pitch to potential investors. For more information about our teams, click here.

Please RSVP to indicate your attendance at Pitch Day or tune in via webcast at webcast.fiu.edu. Thank you for your support of StartUP FIU!

Pitch Day Schedule
8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Pitches
10:30 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Pitches
12:30 p.m. Event Ends

About StartUP FIU: StartUP FIU is an initiative focused on developing traditional and social entrepreneurship among students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the South Florida community. Its Empower Accelerator Program is a 14-week accelerator program, consisting of a robust curriculum, critical mentoring and business advice, and weekly team deliverables. Each week of the program is based on a theme around which lectures and events are scheduled. Successful entrepreneurs from the Miami community provide mentorship to each team. Teams meet with their mentors on a weekly basis to discuss the strategies and skills needed to advance each team’s vision. Those who successfully complete the program are given the opportunity to pitch their startups to potential investors in week 14.

Adopt-a-Tree Miami-Dade County

The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two FREE trees every year. Single-family homeowners adopted more than 190,000 trees since the program’s inception in 2001.

Trees reduce air-conditioning costs by providing shade, while a good landscape improves a home’s appearance. Trees also help increase a property’s real estate value and reduce flooding by absorbing excess rain water. They also help to remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the air every year. Carbon dioxide is considered to be a leading factor affecting climate change.

Adopt-a-Tree

The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two FREE trees every year, even if they have adopted trees in previous years.

Trees reduce air-conditioning costs by providing shade, while a good landscape improves a home’s appearance. Trees also help increase a property’s real estate value and reduce flooding by absorbing excess rain water. They also help to remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the air every year. Carbon dioxide is considered to be a leading factor affecting climate change.

 

Single-family homeowners adopted more than 190,000 trees since the program’s inception in 2001.

Media Party Miami

Media Party Miami 2016 Digital Display

Based on the successful annual Media Party Buenos Aires, and 2015’s inaugural Media Party Miami, Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication , FIU”s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, and Hacks/Hackers Miami are proud to present Media Party Miami from April 1-2, 2016. This two-day event will feature insightful panels on media innovation and hands-on learning with leaders in U.S. and Latin American media. Media Party Miami will be the premiere showcase of digital innovation within Latin American and Hispanic media in the US, as well as an opportunity to share best practices among students and professionals in the U.S. and Latin America. Our goal is skill-building, cross-pollination and transnational bridge-building across the hemisphere. Join us on Friday, April 2 at the The LAB Miami in Wynwood for a day of talks, workshops and networking with media leaders across the U.S. and Latin America who are innovating for digital audiences. On Saturday, April 2, join us at The LAB for a hands-on hack day for learning and skill-sharing with experts in new media technologies and tools.

Global Engagement Film Series – Tohoku Tomo

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http://tohokutomo.com/

March 2016 is the five year anniversary of the great east Japan earthquake. On March 11, 2011, while the rest of the world watched, much of the northern coast was washed away by the massive tsunami, triggered by a 9.0 earthquake.The tragedy was devastating to Tohoku, Japan, and the entire world. People lost loved ones, their homes, and even their way of life. In the months after the disaster, countless volunteers rallied from around the world and came to Japan’s aid to help begin the long process of rebuilding. Whether by donating money, organizing events, or coming to volunteer, these individuals showed they truly care about Japan and about the people of Tohoku. Tohoku Tomo tells their story.

Tohoku Tomo is 60 minutes in length, with English audio and Japanese subtitles.

These screenings are free and open to the public.

3/30/2016

Where: Miami
Florida International University, Room GL100
Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC)
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

Time: 8:00 PM

Details: The screening begins at 8 PM. From 9 PM – 10 PM we will hold a panel discussion with director Wesley Julian, Consul General Okaniwa, and Bryan Barber (M.A. in Asian Studies and Ph.D. Candidate in International Relations from FIU).

Part of the Global Engagement Film series hosted by FIU’s Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Sponsored by Florida JETAA, Office of Global Learning Initiatives, and FIU’s Asian Studies Program.

Global Learning Medallion students will earn 1 point for attending – be sure to sign in!

Flier: Tohoku Tomo Film Screening – March 30 2016