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The Next Social Impactor - Newcomer Kitchen Hackathon

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The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts George Brown College

300 Adelaide Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

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Newcomer Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that invites newly-arrived Syrian refugee women to cook a weekly meal in its kitchen. The meals are sold online for pickup or delivery, and the proceeds shared among the cooks. Our goal is to create a model to welcome newcomers to a community that can be replicated with any group, in any restaurant kitchen, in any city in the world.

On Saturday February 10th, 2018, we are inviting students and professionals to participate in our Next Social Impactor hackathon for Newcomer Kitchen. Through bringing together individuals from business, life sciences, design, social sciences, engineering, the arts, and various other disciplines, we hope to co-develop a sustainable Newcomer Kitchen model that provides us a replicable means of welcoming newcomer groups into our communities now and in the future.

What will the day look like? Leveraging design thinking methodologies, your team of up to 4 individuals will be engaged in a full-day (9:00AM - 5:00PM) program of keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops to build connections with key stakeholders from the Syrian refugee community (including several women working within Newcomer Kitchen!) to co-develop a sustainable social enterprise model for the Newcomer Kitchen. Food will be provided.

How do I apply? Interested student teams are asked to submit an application by February 1st at 11:59 PM. The application consists of an answer to the question "Provide an example of an organization with a sustainable social enterprise business model - what makes it so successful?" along with a list of team members (names, email addresses, academic program information). The application is available here. Note that competing teams will have four individuals (at least 50% of your team must be current students in a post-secondary education program).

When can I register? The ten short-listed teams will be contacted via email and provided with a link to register for the hackathon by February 2nd at 11:59 PM. You will be asked to pay in advance of the hackathon.

Who do I contact for additional information? For any questions pertaining to this event, please contact nextsocialimpactor@gmail.com.

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300 Adelaide Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

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