Challenge Cuyahoga event-reposted

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 10:14.
10/28/2011 - 18:00
10/28/2011 - 21:00

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Challenge Cuyahoga is an annual social innovation competition that surfaces and supports citizen-based projects to fix what's wrong and make what's right even better. Competition operations begin in 2012, so you have plenty of time to brainstorm. It's the change you want to see in the world.

And it'll be way better if you're there.

Find out how hot dogs, sneakers and chairs are changing the planet.

Here's how the evening will flow:

Doors open at 6pm

The program begins at 6:30pm

Executive Ed FitzGerald lays down the challenge

 Innovators tell their tales at 7pm

216ers share ideas and heavy hors d'oeuvres

Dancing and networking follows from 9pm-11pm 

Here's some more information about the evenings featured innovators:

Liz Ferro, Founder, Girls With Sole

Syreeta Gates, Founder, The SWT Life

Chris Kious, Founder, A Piece of Cleveland

Brian Wiley, Founder, Halal Hot Dogs


Additional event information:

Parking is free at legation, a gallery at the 78th Street Studios

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald

The Civic Commons

Questions? emilycole [at] theciviccommons [dot] com


From Dan Moulthrop:

You might be wondering where this is all headed right now, and I'll tell you: an invitation. The Civic Commons is teaming up with Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald to launch a social innovation competition called Challenge Cuyahoga. And we're kicking it off with a party on October 28th. My colleague Emily Cole wrote about this last week, and she did a great job describing the speakers who are coming. There's a guy from Detroit changing people's live with hot dogs, a woman who is doing the same with running shoes, a clevelander building revolutionary furniture, and a woman from New York who dropped out of college only to stumble into a way to change the lives of future potential college dropouts.

And they're coming to Cleveland's west side to share their story and help inspire a sense of innovation and possibility.  

So, whatever you've got planned for next Friday night, stop by Legation (it's an art gallery on west 78th), have a drink with us and join the party. County Executive FitzGerald will issue the challenge, we'll get some ideas generating, and have some fun in the process.

See you there! 

(cost $10)


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  Reposting this--thank you to Todd at ClevelandCreatives...chance to be heard by County Executive or to drink to excess....