Makers Making a Difference
For some makers, the final product is just another tool to help them do something even better ... something like employing people with disAbilities, helping refugees rebuild their lives, protecting wild lands, or doing business better. From heritage food to art, publishing, and electronics recycling this session features four stories from makers who are building businesses to make a difference (and turn a profit). Come and be inspired and explore how your product can make a difference too.
Moderator: Adam Melnick
Bill Morris, CEO Blue Star Recyclers
Katherine Homes, Owner of Katherine Homes Designs
Slavica Park, Director of Workforce and Economic Development at Focus Point Family Resource Center and Silvia Hernandez, Owner of La Catarina Grill
Meghan French Dunbar, CEO Conscious Company Media
Audience engagement: Adam Melnick will lead an exercise to help attendees see how they can leverage their business to make money and meaning.