Starting up for a social good – The Feast Kitchen Event 2009
On October 2nd 2009 I will be participating in an event called The Feast Kitchen where startups will get to present their ideas for social good. These are companies (some non-profit some for profit) trying to make the world a better place.
I have two tickets to give away and invite anyone interested in attending the chance to win tickets by simply letting me know in the comments, a tweet(use hashtag #feastongood) or a blog post why you want to attend.
You can get more information and purchase your ticket below.
The goal of this event is a way of showing the world that you can combine creativity + purpose + good into a company. I will be judging the presentations with a group of others and hopefully get to meet some great companies and entrepreneurs throughout the morning.
Below are the companies lined up to present as of today:
Michael Mossoba, Goodness500.org
Goodness500 makes it easy for people to learn which corporations are the most socially responsible.
Nicole Betancourt, Parent Earth
Connects busy parents to the newest and best ideas for raising healthy children on a sustainable and equitable planet.
Jose Serrano-Reyes, Trust Art
Trust Art is a social platform that is commissioning ten public artworks over the next year.
Marco Puccia, International Transparency Solutions
International Transparency Solutions is a startup company designed to connect investors and the developing world.
Monaqui Porter Young, Srina
Srina tea is 100% organically grown, hand-plucked, packaged and produced on a small scale farm in a rainforest in Sri Lanka.
Eli Halliwell, VotaVox
VotaVox collects opinions from voters around the world on issues that are meaningful to them.
Breatt Beach, Madecasse
Madécasse chocolate is the only chocolate produced bean to bar on the island of Madagasca.
Cynthia Koenig, Hippo Roller International
Aims to improve global access to water by making it possible to collect 24 gallons (90 liters) of water- five times the amount possible using traditional methods – in less time and much more easily.
You can also read more about the event from Sam Huleatt who describes the Feast and the Kitchen as a “mini-ted like event”.
Remember – just let me know why you want to attend the Kitchen and you could win 2 free tickets.