Category Archives: social entrepreneur

PKN Video 1: Harvey Lacey Makes Bricks from Recycled Plastic

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We are proud to present this, the first of 9 videos from Pecha Kucha night last Thursday at Sons of Hermann Hall. Please forgive the poor audio. I think you’ll be pleased with the content if you fight through the sound.

This first video is of Harvey Lacey. Lacey is an entrepreneur who once served two tours in Viet Nam and installed telephone cables.  It was during that time that he learned the pleasure found in making something without having the proper tools or materials and do the impossible with nothing under the worst of circumstances. This is a story of innovation and inspiration.

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Call for bigBANG! 2011 Fellows

Fellows to bigBANG! are emerging leaders, graduate students and entrepreneurs interested in social innovation, collaboration and mixing it up! In other words, perfect for Spark Club.  A limited number of these Fellow tickets are available. Please use this form if interested in applying for a Fellowship for the bigBANG! event on June 16, 2011 at Union Station. All the information about the event is on the conference website: www.bigBANGtx.org. 2011 Fellows will be announced on May 20. In the meantime, thank you for your interest!

NetImpact wants to Turn Ideas into Action

On Thursday November 4 – yes, that’s this week – NetImpact will be having a gathering to help turn great ideas into action.

During this event, you will join our facilitators in compelling conversations on the following table topics:

This is going to be a great gathering. I encourage all SparkClubbers to show up with me and participate.

Learn more and RSVP at the NetImpact site

 

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Power of Leverage

Salah Boukadoum of Soap Hope wrote a good post on the power of leverage this weekend. I wanted to share it with SparkClub. I believe that our network is leveraging strengths and ideas that were hidden before, but are growing and promise to launch great innovations and leadership for the future. Feel free to share your thoughts or experiences on how you’ve brought leverage to positive gains.

 

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SparkClub kicking off TEDxSMU Idea Week

We are excited and honored to announce that we will be kicking off the TEDxSMU Idea week. Idea week is described on the site as

Seven days in October where the conversations are about substance, new ways of thinking, collaboration…that’s the idea behind Dallas Idea Week. Dig in and check out the different events and initiatives going on in Dallas during the week of October 11, 2010.

For our part, SparkClub is hosting a a meet and greet at 511 N. Akard from 6:30 – 8:30 on Monday, October 11. Come out and see the social mission of City Walk at Akard. Hear about the exciting project unfolding on the second floor, and meet some of Dallas’s most dynamic, innovative do-gooders.

This is a chance to meet others involved in Idea Week and share experiences and ideas. It is guaranteed to spark innovation.

Sign up here.

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