ReBuildUp Nation Podcast Ep. 1 : You Can’t Have a Problem without a Solution


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In this inaugural episode of ReBuildUp Nation, we talk about an Elon University Startup that’s got a way to solve food bank shortages, a solution for doctor shortages using entrepreneurship and bartering, plus upcoming events and more.

THINGS MENTIONED
Discount Promo Code
for Cashless Incubator (for use in May)
Shift
Mulch Tank

PROBLEM #1
- Hunger study calls area worst in U.S.
- Efforts under way to solve problem of Triad food deserts

SOLUTION #1
H.O.P.E. Certified

PROBLEM #2
- NC using new health care models to tackle doctor shortage

SOLUTION #2
Is Concierge Medicine the Future of Health Care?

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VIDEO: Jobs Course @ Forsyth Central Library May 3rd Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – On Saturday, May 3rd, teenagers at Forsyth Central Library from 1-3:30pm will be taking part in ReBuildUp’s Jobs Course that has them play Economy, Jr., an Economic Literacy game, and Pitch Drill, a fast paced business plan and pitching contest.

By completing both games, players will be eligible to enter their own business concepts to the Cashless Incubator for review by area businesses in hopes of landing internships, jobs, or resources for their startup idea.  Participants of the Jobs Course will not have to pay the minimal signup fee to enter the Cashless Incubator for six months thanks to a generous donation by Summit Credit Union.

Summit Credit Union is sponsoring the event with VentuRealization providing help with organizing volunteers.

If you have a teenager that can benefit from economic and entrepreneur literacy along with having an opportunity at an internship, job, or resources for their own startups through the Cashless Incubator, please come out for the event at Forsyth Central Library, 660 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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More Pictures from Glenwood Library’s Jobs Course 3/22

Recap in pictures of our Glenwood Library Jobs Course event held on Saturday, March 22nd with teenagers playing Economy, Jr., an Economic Literacy game, and Pitch Drill, a fast paced business plan and pitching contest from 2:00-4:30pm.

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Merchants
selling products to Customers in Economy, Jr.

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Thanks again to our panel of Volunteer Judges for Pitch Drill
(left to right):
Lisa Goble, PhD
UNCG’s Office of Innovation Commercialization
Phil Barnhill, Director of Operations
East Market Street Development Corporation
Jerome Gray, Executive Director

Greensboro Community Development Fund

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Pitch Drill
Event Winning Company #1 working on their business plan.

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Judges listening to follow up answers from Company #2 in Pitch Drill

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Spokesperson for Company #4 presenting their pitch to the judges.

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Jobs Course @ Forsyth Central Library May 3rd Sponsored by Summit Credit Union

fscentral-logo-11PUBLIC (FREE) EVENT – On Saturday, May 3rd, teenagers at Forsyth Central Library from 1-3:30pm will be taking part in ReBuildUp’s Jobs Course that has them play Economy, Jr., an Economic Literacy game, and Pitch Drill, a fast paced business plan and pitching contest.

By completing both games, players will be eligible to enter their own business concepts to the Cashless Incubator for review by area businesses in hopes of landing internships, jobs, or resources for their startup idea.  Participants of the Jobs Course will not have to pay the minimal signup fee to enter the Cashless Incubator for six months thanks to a generous donation by Summit Credit Union.

Summit Credit Union is sponsoring the event with VentuRealization providing help with organizing volunteers.

If you have a teenager that can benefit from economic and entrepreneur literacy along with having an opportunity at an internship, job, or resources for their own startups through the Cashless Incubator, please come out for the event at Forsyth Central Library, 660 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Economy Jr at Reynolda Manor Library, July 23rd

fn_library_logoPUBLIC (FREE) EVENT - Wednesday, July 23rd from 4:00-5:30pm, an Economy, Jr. will be held at Reynolda Manor Library in Winston-Salem.  Event sponsor and volunteer group still being lined up.

Pictures from Glenwood Library Jobs Course sponsored by GMFCU

Pictures of setup before the Jobs Course event at Glenwood Library on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 sponsored by Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union:
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Some of the game pieces for Economy, Jr. lined up waiting for players.
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Occupation Lists from Economy, Jr.
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Pencils, Calculators, and Snacks for participants.

We’ll post photos of ReBuildUp’s Jobs Course (Economy, Jr. plus Pitch Drill) being played at Glenwood Library later in the week.
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3/22 Glenwood Library and Cashless Incubator

Bring your teen to Glenwood Library this Saturday from 2-4:30pm for the Jobs Course so they can be eligible for the Cashless Incubator.

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3/22 Judges: Greensboro Community Development Fund, East Market Street Development Corp., and UNCG’s Office of Innovation Commercialization

The judging panel for our Saturday, March 22nd 2:00-4:30pm Jobs Course event at Glenwood Library has been finalized.  It will consist of:
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Jerome Gray, Executive Director of Greensboro Community Development Fund
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Phil Barnhill, Director of Operations of East Market Street Development Corporation
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Lisa Goble, PhD of UNCG’s Office of Innovation Commercialization

ReBuildUp Events at Forsyth County Library

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Multiple events are in the works for branches of the Forsyth County Library.  Specific dates and programs will be announced as details get finalized.

REMINDER: Pitch Drill Contest Saturday 3/8 1-2:30pm @ Deep Roots Market Sponsored by Business Cents

Tomorrow’s the day for our Pitch Drill Contest at Deep Roots Market in Downtown Greensboro from 1-2:30pm.

Show up, write up a quick plan for the topic picked, and make your pitch to our panel of volunteer judges:

Evan Morrison of Gate City Dry Goods representing Triad Local First, Roger Cubicciotti of VentuRealization, and Joel Landau, former General Manager of Deep Roots Market

Top 3 Contestants get featured in the May Issue of Natural Triad Magazine.

Business Cents, a small business bookkeeping service, is sponsoring the event with Shift, the Nussbaum Center’s startup group, providing
assistance.

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