Impact Session: Social Impact in Fashion on 7/27

Get ready for the next Impact Session! This month’s topic: Social Impact in Fashion.  We’ve run into some very cool projects in NYC from people and start-ups that are reinventing the fashion business by promoting sustainable materials and by giving back to reduce homelessness.  See speakers below. A reminder: We have a Suggested Donation of $5 to cover snacks and beverages.  Feel free to bring wine or beer, and get ready to have some fun. Since space is limited, please be sure to RSVP. Please note our location in the Lower East Side.Doors at 7:00, speakers start at 7:30! Benita Singh, Co-Founder & COO, Source 4 Style http://www.source4style.com Source 4 Style is an online marketplace that allows fashion designers to search for, compare, andpurchase sustainable materials from a curated network of global suppliers. Benita Singh brings her experience as a fair trade entrepreneur to her role as COO at Source 4 Style.  Previously she founded Mercado Global, a non-profit organization that currently connects 300+ entrepreneurial women artisans in Guatemala to mainstream markets abroad. Bahar Shapar and Tara St James, Co-Founders GUILDED http://www.guildedstate.com GUILDED is the brainchild of fashion designers Bahar Shahpar and Tara St James.  GUILDED offers education, consulting and a platform for collaborative community. It is where artists access information and industry perfects its craft. GUILDED is committed to social and environmental responsibility in every aspect of our company. We work exclusively with vendors, suppliers and partners whose business practices are in line with our principles. Anne McClain, Founder, MCMC Fragrances http://www.mcmcfragrances.com MCMC Fragrances is a Brooklyn-based perfume company dedicated to creating perfumes with the highest quality natural ingredients in an environmentally responsible way. To make...

Impact Session #5 Covers Clean Tech on April 21

Get ready for the next Impact Session! This month’s topic: CleanTech.  We’ve run into some very cool projects in NYC from people and start-ups that are taking strides to improve energy efficiency, reduce consumption, and showcase renewable energy.  See speakers below. A reminder: Suggested Donation amount $5, to cover snacks and beverages, feel free to bring wine or beer, and get ready to have some fun. Since space is limited, please be sure to RSVP. Please note our location in downtown Brooklyn. Doors at 7:30, speakers start at 8:00! Jackson Lehr, Vice President California Bioenergy http://www.calbioenergy.com California Bioenergy (CalBio) is a renewable energy company that seeks out and develops opportunities to convert biomass into clean energy sources. Jackson Lehr is a vice president with CalBio.  He brings a combination of engineering, construction and environmental business experience to the CalBio team. He is also currently a partner in GO Ventures, one of the co-founders of CalBio. Jeremy R. M. Shannon, AIA, Passive House Consultant http://www.passivehouse.us The Passive House concept and design represents today’s highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumptions of buildings by an amazing 90%. Jeremy is currently a Passive House consultant and architect for Prospect Architecture. He also is an instructor at the Parsons School of Design. John Humphrey, President, SEPartners http://www.SEPartners.com http://www.carbonharmony.com SEP is a nationally recognized clean energy consulting firm. In addition, Carbon Harmony, a carbon offset platform created by SEPartners, is taking action against climate change by offsetting events and concerts such as Sasquatch! music festival. John Humphrey founded SEPartners, Sollega, and Carbon Harmony.  He is also a volunteer for...

Impact Session #4: Redesigning Healthcare on May 13

Impact Session #4: Redesigning Healthcare Thursday, May 13th, 7:30 – 11:00pm388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217RSVP to http://impactsession4.eventbrite.com/ Get ready for the next Impact Session! This month’s topic: Healthcare.  We’ve run into some very cool projects in NYC from people and start-ups that are taking strides to improve patient health, convenience, and experience.  See speakers below. A reminder: Impact Sessions are free, but you are encouraged to bring a beer or two. Since space is limited, please be sure to RSVP. Please note our location in downtown Brooklyn. Doors at 7:30, speakers start at 8:00! Hope to see you there, Dave & Jeff Dr. Jay Parkinson, Founder, Hello Health, http://hellohealth.com/, http://www.jayparkinsonmd.com Hello Health is a mixture of secure social network and electronic medical record that enables doctors and patients to connect in the office and online via email, IM, and video chat. Dr. Parkinson is a practicing pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist in Williamsburg who’s been called the Doctor of the Future and one of the top 10 most creative people in health care by Fast Company. Natalie Jeremijenko, Director, Environmental Health Clinic, http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/ The Environmental Health Clinic at NYU is a clinic and lab that approaches health from an understanding of external local environments, rather than on the internal biology and genetic predispositions of an individual. Ms. Jeremijenko is currently an Associate Professor in Visual Arts at NYU.  Her innovations in the healthcare, biotech, and political arenas led the MIT Technology Review to name her one of the Top 100 Young Innovators in recent publication. Dr. Oliver Kharraz, Chief Medical Officer, ZocDoc, http://www.zocdoc.com ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to book doctor appointments online.  Originally created as a way...