Transform Westside Summit March 3, 2017
Featured presenter: Joey Womack, Social Impact Innovator and Co-Founder/Executive Director of Goodie Nation
Presentation: Goodie Nation’s #HackGentrification Innovation Incubator
Joey Womack was the featured presenter for our March 3 Summit. Joey is the co-founder and executive director of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Goodie Nation, a self-described tribe of everyday people, changemakers, and entrepreneurs using innovation to help under-served communities.
With help from a grant by Google, Goodie Nation created Goodie Innovation – a six-month social impact incubator designed to invent and launch big idea technologies. The 2016 Cohort focused on economic development with the goal of producing ten tech startups to build products to connect people that live/work in areas affected by gentrification to emerging nearby economic opportunities.
At our March 3 Transform Westside Summit, Joey talked about the incubator that spawned not 10, but 11 start-ups, including GoodR Food Rescue, created by socialpreneur Jasmine Crowe. Joey shared the stage with Jasmine who explained the impetus behind her app that leverages mobile technology to fight hunger. Since her January launch, Jasmine has rescued more than 10,000 lbs of food, allowing her to feed more than 1,000 people a week.
Hear Jasmine share her story at the March 3 Summit.
Click here to learn more about another one of the Goodie Nation teams that hacked gentrification.
Special thank you to our Summit sponsor Chick-fil-A and to Jan Parker of The Kelissa in the Morning Show for leading our morning devotion.*
The Transform Westside Summit is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and is free and open to the public. Registration for future Summits is available on the main Events page of our website.
*Many in our community are driven by their spiritual faith to participate in the Westside revitalization effort. The time at the beginning of our meetings is an opportunity to share various inspirational reflections. While the speakers may articulate their personal faith, it is meant to be inclusive, inspiring and meaningful. All are welcome.