StartingBloc brings together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators from all around the world working to create change through the organization’s leadership institute, a five-day program held in four cities throughout the year.
New Orleans will be a host city for the second year in a row, rom Thursday, May 19 to Monday, May 23.
Through the Institute, StartingBloc offers attendees a network of amazing peers, tools for making real change, and guidance from world-class changemakers.
Confirmed speakers include: Aaron Walker, Founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures; Scott Sherman, Executive Director of the Transformative Action Institute; Susie Lee, Founder and CEO of SIREN; Abe Taleb, COO of ReWork; and Michelina Ferrara, Deputy Director of Atlas DIY.
StartingBloc also offers a rapid prototyping scrimmage, scheduled for Saturday, May 21. The intensive half-day scrimmage is a key event during the Institute in which a team of Fellows rapidly prototype solutions to challenges or opportunities that local social enterprises, nonprofits, and other mission-driven organizations are facing. It will be held in partnership with ReWork, alongside other partner organizations for this include Gator & Crane, Thinkerella, Gigsy, and Culturalyst.
As of last week, the organizers confirmed that 50 people had signed up and they are looking for about 20 more. The inaugural New Orleans Institute hosted 72 attendees.
“One of the key reasons NOLA’15 was so successful was that we had a lot of strong local partners and changemakers in the room, and we’re committed to building that again for 2016,” shares Kristine Sloan, director of operations at StartingBloc.
For more information or to register, visit startingbloc.org/institute.