Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity

Social Innovation

Union College is pleased to announce the fourth annual Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity on Thursday, March 7, at 5 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

This year's Feigenbaum Forum, titled “Social Innovation: Food Insecurity, Recidivism and Barriers to Social Opportunity” will feature three entrepreneurs who are addressing important challenges through creative social enterprises.


5 p.m. -  Welcome by Union College President David R. Harris

Opening Remarks by Vanessa Kirsch

Panel Discussion with Vanessa Kirsch, Curt Ells and Marcus Bullock moderated by President David R. Harris

Q&A to follow discussion

6:30 p.m. - Reception

Vanessa Kirsch

Vanessa Kirsch

Vanessa Kirsch is founder and CEO of New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that for 20 years has provided growth capital and strategic support to social entrepreneurs. Prior to founding New Profit in 1998, she launched two other social enterprises, Public Allies and the Women’s Information Network (WIN). Among her many awards, she was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young and has been recognized as a leader of her generation by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes.

Curtis Ellis

Curt Ellis

Curt Ellis, a co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps, is a leading voice in America's food movement. King Corn, a film he co-created, shaped policy debate about the Farm Bill, and earned a George Foster Peabody Award. He has been recognized as a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, a Claneil Foundation Emerging Leader, a Kellogg Food and Community Fellow, a New Profit Social Entrepreneur, a recipient of the Heinz Award and Pearl Award.

Marcus Bullock

Marcus Bullock

Marcus Bullock is founder and CEO of Flikshop, a free mobile app that enables incarcerated people to receive personalized postcards from their families, building community and decreasing recidivism. He also founded the Flikshop School of Business, a program that teaches life skills and entrepreneurship to returning citizens. He is an inaugural cohort member of Techsters Anywhere 2018 and John Legend’s Unlocked Futures Business Accelerators.