Want to help shape the future of the border region? The Kroc School’s Trans-Border Opportunities Certificate Program out of University of San Diego will highlight politics, people, products, places, and culture in the border region. Enroll by June 14th! Find out more here: http://www.sandiego.edu/peace/programs/border-certificate/
Tomorrow is the last day to register for the IWOB Business Model Validation Lab built in partnership with The Unreasonable Institute. We get entrepreneurs tackling environmental, financial, health, and social problems what they need to scale solutions to the world's biggest problems. Apply Now: http://ow.ly/ml213097x3K
2 more days to register for our 5 day Business Model Validation Lab. Don’t miss out! Apply now: http://ow.ly/ml213097x3K
This Thursday is the last day to register for our 5 day Business Model Validation Lab. Rapidly and systematically validate your business model with our step by step methodology, coaches, and mentors. Learn more and apply now: http://ow.ly/ml213097x3K
What are your thoughts on Chomsky's 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine?
This model seeks to explain media behavior by examining the institutional pressures that constrain and influence news content within a profit-driven system. In contrast to liberal theories that argue that journalism is adversarial to established power, the propaganda model predicts that corporate-owned news media will consistently produce news content that serves the interests of established power.
The ...5th filter is an external enemy or threat. This filter mobilizes the population against a common enemy (terrorism, immigrants, energy insecurity, Iran…) while demonizing opponents of state policy as insufficiently patriotic or in league with the enemy.
Don’t miss out on our 5 day Business Model Validation Lab. Spend 5 days learning a step-by-step methodology to rapidly and systematically validate your venture’s business model. Applications close next week. Apply here: http://ow.ly/ml213097x3K
"Going through the accelerator provided the structure, framework, and ability to define what our social enterprise was going to look like. Of course it's iterative and we continue to make changes; the lab was a catalyst to get started. So many times projects just don't take off. When you bring people together, keep throwing ideas together, test them, and keep iterating, you can accomplish so much. The time with mentors and fellow entrepreneurs was also very beneficial. Having... people poke holes and ask questions and provide insight was truly beneficial."
-Tania Azar (https://www.linkedin.com/in/taniamazar/), Director of College Apps Academy at Reality Changers(https://realitychangers.org/) and participant of our last 5-day accelerator, is responsible for driving the growth of a revenue-generating program to scale their efforts helping youth from disadvantaged backgrounds graduate college. Since the accelerator, they have raised $50,000 to support additional program enhancements. Currently, they are building out their technical platform and will begin beta testing in June.
Learn more about our 5-day accelerator here: http://unreasonableinstitute.org/accelerator/san-diego-2017/
Do you know a person or group engaged in an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society? Nominate them now for a $250k grant from the MIT Media Lab: https://www.media.mit.edu/disobedience/
Thanks to Kate Weiner from @loammagazine for the heads up!
Join Impact Without Borders this Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a highly interactive human-centered design workshop located on 600 B Street, 3rd... Floor, San Diego. Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving by building empathy for the people you're designing for, generating ideas, testing prototypes, and eventually launching your innovation. Guest speaker Steph Habif, former lecturer at the Stanford d. School, will be facilitating a section of the day.
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Don't miss our Disruption for Good Panel this Thursday at Common Ground in Carlsbad from 6-9! Register here: http://ow.ly/Wj3N309GSrA
Who's excited for this Saturday's Human Centered Design Workshop?