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    How to Go from Caring About Something to Having a Cause

    Take a look at some of the young minds fighting for causes they’re passionate about with this panel discussion featuring our 2017 BHSI Fellows. With surprising insights about the evolution of an idea, getting others to care about your cause, taking advantage of opportunities and more, these entrepreneurs under 35 and leading the way for a new generation of activists and thinkers.

    Katherine Katcher
    Founder & Executive Director, Root & Rebound
    Brian Hill
    Founder & CEO, Edovo
    Rose Wang
    Co-founder & CEO, Chirps
    Jahmal Cole
    Founder & Executive Director, My Block My Hood My City
    Alex Niemczewski
    Co-founder & CEO, BallotReady
    Michael Slaby
    Head of Mission, Timshel

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    Your impact checklist

    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Read about the 2017 BHSI Semi-Finalists.
    • Join Social Entrepreneurship and Volunteer MeetUp Groups groups near you.
    • “Chicagoans Have a Sweet Spot for Social Responsibility.” Read the piece.
    • Would You Make A Good Entrepreneur? Take the quiz.
    • Sign up for General Assembly’s Startups & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp courses.
    • Know someone who would be a great BHSI Fellow? Nominate them!
    • Follow our Fellows on social media for live updates on their work.
    • Volunteers are the backbone of Chicago Ideas Week. Part of our Community of Curiosity, they help with everything from scanning tickets to staffing an activity station. To help out, visit chicagoideas.com/volunteer
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    In Conversation: Social Entrepreneurship

    Michael Slaby
    Head of Mission, Timshel
    Jahmal Cole
    Founder & Executive Director, My Block My Hood My City
    Brian Hill
    Founder & CEO, Edovo
    Katherine Katcher
    Founder & Executive Director, Root & Rebound
    Alex Niemczewski
    Co-founder & CEO, BallotReady
    Rose Wang
    Co-founder & CEO, Chirps

    Meet these young social innovators who are redefining entrepreneurship.

    Chicago Ideas Week sits down with five Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellows, all under the age of 35, who daily work to solve seemingly impossible global challenges. From tackling water crises to bringing literacy to third-world countries, these innovators are transforming the world for the better. Find out how they’ve managed to become catalysts for change, and how you can act to help their causes.

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