Three entrepreneurs who are addressing important challenges through creative social enterprises headlined the fourth annual Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity.
“Social Innovation: Feed Insecurity, Recidivism and Barriers to Social Opportunity,” was held Thursday, March 7, in the Nott Memorial.
Vanessa Kirsch, founder and CEO of New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization, provided opening remarks.
President David R. Harris moderated a discussion with Kirsch; Curt Ellis; co-founder and CEO of FoodCorps; and Marcus Bullock, founder and CEO of Flikshop.
A question and answer session followed.
The innovation forum is supported by the Feigenbaum Foundation, created by brothers Armand V. Feigenbaum ’42 and Donald S. Feigenbaum ‘46, longtime benefactors to Union.
Acknowledged world leaders in systems engineering and total quality control, the brothers founded General Systems Co., a Pittsfield, Mass.-based international systems engineering firm that designs and helps implement operational systems for corporations and governments worldwide. Armand died November 2014; Donald, March 2013.