Ignite BGI: Enlighten us, but make it quick!

If you had 5 minutes, what would you tell the sustainable business community? That’s just what we’ve asked social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to share with us at the first Ignite event at BGI on November 14. Inspiring, connecting, and engaging nearly a dozen sustainable MBA students and faculty will unleash ideas in the rapid fire presentation style of “Ignite: Enlighten us, but make it quick!”

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The presentation line-up:

  • Sonja Skvarla – Transformation through Gainful Employment
  • Benjamin Jefferson-Dow – Kyanoikos
  • Julie Mihalisin – Why Water?
  • Mark Kammerer  – Carbon Tax in Washington State
  • Casey Dilloway – Sustainable Finance and Community Sourced Capital
  • Scott James – Prepared Neighborhoods
  • Joel Banslaben – In Search of the IdealSeat (aka Ferris Bueller You’re My Hero)
  • Amy Wheeler – Women, Finance, and Fruit
  • Carrie Ferrence – Creating food oasis in Seattle
  • Brian Wolters – The Overflow
  • Michael “Luni” Libes – “Conscious” Companies
  • Nina Carduner – Conscious Tech
  • George Cawman – Ignite Curiosity

Ignite presenters will share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes. An Ignite evening includes networking breaks to further discuss and explore interesting ideas, including networking before and after the core event.

IGNITE BGI is slated for the evening of November 14, 2012, featuring a no-host bar and light appetizers, in the newly opened Center for Impact and Innovation, a unique partnership with Social Venture Partners, BGI, and HUB Seattle located in historic Pioneer Square. Ignite is a forum designed for individuals to share interesting knowledge quickly and immediately to a live audience as well as re-broadcast to the world at large online.


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