Salvage Supperclub is an outgrowth of a thesis project on food waste by Josh Treuhaft a student who received his MFA last month in the Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program at the School of Visual Arts where I taught entrepreneurship. Josh teamed with Chef Celia Lam of the Natural Gourmet Institute who prepared a menu that was out of this world all from ingredients donated from many food suppliers who otherwise would have thrown them away as unsalable items ("underused food") for their shelves.
I feel very privileged to be part of the Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where I co-teach Entrepreneurship & Collaborative Leadership with Karen Proctor to second year students who are earning their MFA in the two year program. It was really fun on Wednesday night to join all of the students in the program to hear the story of one of NYC's great entrepreneurs, Alexis Ohanian author of his new book Without Their Permission. My friend Dawn Barber was instrumental in helping me arrange Alexis' visit to SVA.
Lovability, a company founded by one of my entrepreneurship students at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC, was profiled today by Denise Restauri who writes for Forbes covering "the emerging voices of girls and women". Her piece entitled The Entrepreneur Making Condoms Chic Enough For Women To Buy tells the story of Tiffany Gaines who is on a mission to empower women to take control of their sexual health.