The FIRST EVER NYC SOCIAL INNOVATION FESTIVAL takes place on Feb 26-March 8, 2015.
For 10 days over 2 consecutive weekends, the Festival will move through all five boroughs engaging business & civic leaders, city government, residents and the local community at 7 centers of social innovation.
Our mission for the Festival is to bring the greater New York problem-solving community together to build a better NYC for all New Yorkers. Together, we can solve more challenges than apart.
The 7 events focus on critical NYC issues like job creation, small business growth, financial inclusion, affordable housing, quality healthcare, and innovations in education.
The program features: Entrepreneurs who are innovating solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges in New York City's underserved communities.
Each event presents an in-depth panel discussion on a critical local issue along with interactive crowd participation. Have an idea for how to make NYC better? Make your voice heard. Bring your ideas, support and enthusiasm and be part of the solution for a better New York.
Help make a BIG IMPACT in NYC with ANY donation from $10-$10,000.
Your tax deductible donation supports our mission-focused entrepreneurs, crowdsourced interactive discussions, NexGen solutions through our NYC public middle & high school student exhibits, local foodpreneurs, social good startups, and finding solutions that expand opportunities for NYC's underserved minority, immigrant and working poor neighborhoods.
Your NYCSIF support helps us build a connected, collaborative and effective social innovation community in New York. This is only the beginning. Together, we can build a better New York City for everyone in it.
Special thanks to our nonprofit fiscal sponsor: "Bronx Technology Innovation Coalition" (Fordham Foundry, 400 East Fordham Rd, Bx, NY 10458), your donations are tax deductible.
WHAT YOU GET!
Heere are some perks:
$25: Event Ticket: donate $25 and you get a ticket to any of the 7 events of your choice.
$50: Two Event Tickets: Two tickets to any NYCSIF event of your choice.
$100: Festival Pass: Donate $100 and receive a Festival pass to all the events.
$250: Pay it Forward: Donate $250 and receive a Festival pass for yourself and sponsor a Festival scholarship pass for a student, startup, or local resident.
$500: Donate $500 and receive a pass for 2 and sponsor 2 scholarships.
$1000: Donate $1000 and sponsor 8 middle school student innovators.
$2500: Donate $2500 and you can choose any local food vendor of your choice to host a reception at any event, your name in "lights" and your own exhibit at the Festival.
$5,000: Donate $5,000 and call a borough your own! Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island...you receive 8 festival passes for your guests and the invitation to speak and exhibit at the event.
$10,000: Donate $10,000 and become our NYCSIF champion of change. Speak, Present and Join us in the program at all events. Your donation supports the Pitch for Impact: "Do good in your Hood" NYC Social Innovation Competition.
Hey New York- this is our city. Help us Build a Better NYC for all New Yorkers today!
Lol! love and hugs Monika, Yanti & Shane