We just wrapped up our fifth Discovery Forum competition for 2016, co-hosted by Wake Forest University‘s Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship! We had nine wonderful teams present their best social entrepreneurship ideas for how to improve their local community, and the vote tallies were close! We’re so excited to announce the three winning teams, who will join us and the top three winners from the five other Discovery Forum pitch competitions in Raleigh in March. They’ll attend the BB&T Leadership Symposium at NC State, and then they’ll pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a shot at $10,000 toward their endeavor!
Congratulations to the three winning Triad teams! We’ll see you in March!
- Founded by a fellow cancer survivor, Resilience Project works with financially disadvantaged patients to design and produce a pair of socks representative of their battle with chronic illness. For each pair sold, Resilience donates one-half of net proceeds back to the patient to help him/her pay for treatment expenses.
- GRPWRK seeks to educate, modernize, qualify and creatively enrich underserved populations of entrepreneurs, while also giving budding creatives the outlet, forum and tools to exercise and promote their gifts. A full service creative and entrepreneurship agency with hands, heart and scale.
- Fresh Food Haven aims to defeat the food desert present in Winston-Salem. Their app allows residents of affected areas to order food on an easy-to-navigate platform for weekly pickup at a local school, government building, or other venue.