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At Emory University’s The Hatchery, Students’ Imaginations Are Limitless

April 28, 2022 - Saporta Report | Anything is possible at The Hatchery, Center for Innovation at Emory University. The center opened in spring 2020 and supports student innovators and entrepreneurs as well as related programs across campus. When students come into The Hatchery with a project or startup, they receive support for all stages of innovation, including inspiration, purpose and learning. On March 24, The Hatchery held the first-annual Student Founder Showcase. During the evening event, 20 undergraduate and graduate student innovators had four minutes each to present their ideas and six minutes to take questions from attendees.

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BRIGHT IDEAS: Meet Nine Student Innovators Flourishing at Emory

April 14, 2022 - Emory News Center | The Hatchery recently held the first-annual Emory Student Founder Showcase. During the evening event, 20 undergraduate and graduate student innovators had four minutes each to present their ideas and six minutes to take questions from attendees. At the event, Provost Ravi V. Bellamkonda commended the students for having the courage to create.

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The Hatchery Announces Micro-Grantees

August 4, 2021 - Decaturish.com | The Hatchery, Center for Innovation at Emory University has chosen its latest cohort of Inspiration Micro-Grant recipients for summer semester, empowering these students to pursue their innovation and entrepreneurship passions that offer solutions to real world problems, a press release announced.

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Innovation Inspiration: The Hatchery’s Micro-Grant Success Stories

August 2, 2021 - Waste Advantage Magazine | While summertime might mean vacations or working a traditional seasonal job such as lifeguarding or being a nanny (all noble pursuits) for some young adults, a select group of Emory University scholars are spending their summer tackling complex societal issues including homelessness, human trafficking and healthcare inequality.

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Innovation Ecosystem: The Hatchery, a new center for student innovation, joins Emory's thriving environment of creativity and discovery

January 30, 2020 - Emory News Center | Students named it, and now they are encouraged to lay claim to it as The Hatchery, Emory’s new student innovation and creativity space, opens its doors at The Point.

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Emory launches new innovation space, The Hatchery; names director

December 10, 2019 - Emory News Center | Emory University has launched The Hatchery, the university’s newest space for student ideation and innovation, drawing on the strengths of Emory’s broad array of academic programs to facilitate meaningful connections at the university and across the innovation landscape in Atlanta and beyond.

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News from The Hatchery

Empowering First-Generation Employees: Emory Innovators with Dr. Andrea Dittmann

How do the unique experiences of first-generation college students become strengths that they can leverage in their first jobs? The Hatchery invited Dr. Andrea Dittmann to a special episode of Emory Innovators to speak with us about her fascinating research on first generation college students entering the workforce. Dr. Dittmann is an Assistant Professor of Organization & Management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She earned her PhD in Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

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First Year Recap: The Hatchery Founder Fellows Program

The Hatchery Founder Fellows Program (formerly known as The Take Flight Fellowship), has just completed its first year! This program supports Emory student founders of both for and nonprofit organizations to identify a sustainable business model for their organization and begin to scale its impact. Students are offered a year long curriculum, peer to peer coaching sessions, individually selected Alumni mentors, and $2000 of funding. Each project has made tremendous strides towards their goals of sustainability and scale and The Hatchery can’t wait to begin working with the 2022-2023 cohort in the Fall. See below for information on these inspiring student founders and their organizations.

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Crochet and Community: Moyo Odugbemi Hosts the First Weekend Lab at The Hatchery

As soon as she read about the Weekend Lab at The Hatchery, Moyo knew she wanted to apply. The Weekend Lab curates innovative events created by students, for students, hosted at The Hatchery. The program provides a small grant that the student can use to support the event, space and materials, and coaching from The Hatchery staff to maximize event success. “The Hatchery has always been my go-to for projects,” Moyo said.

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Showcasing the Future: The Emory Student Founder Showcase

The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, hosted the first annual Emory Student Founder Showcase on March 24, 2022 where over eighty attendees enjoyed seventeen student pitch presentations. The showcase celebrated the groundbreaking work of Emory students representing all nine Emory colleges and schools.

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Making Connections: How Two Southern Innovators are Saving the South Through Conversation

Why is Atlanta the innovation capital of the Southeast? The podcast series Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL, from The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, seeks to answer that question in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in nonprofits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future. On March 18, The Hatchery had the pleasure of welcoming special guests Chuck Reece and Stacey Shuker Reece, co-founders of Salvation South.

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Innate Curiosity to Innovative Career: Emory Innovators with Zulna Heriscar

How does innate curiosity lead to an innovative career? The Hatchery invited Zulna Heriscar to Emory Innovators to speak with us about curiosity, mentoring, and her career at Microsoft. Zulna is the Regional Channel Executive for North America Device Partner Solution Sales at Microsoft. Her experience at Microsoft over the past eighteen years includes working in Sales, Operations, Product Marketing and Professional Services- leading the envisioning of new opportunities and products with customers, helping customers move into a cloud first world, and engaging sellers to create the technical and business elements in their path to the cloud. Zulna is a goal-oriented leader with a natural inquisitiveness to see potential in business opportunities, problems to be solved and people to be connected.

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Doers, Not Talkers: Creating Space and Process to Drive Innovation

Why is Atlanta the innovation capital of the Southeast? The podcast series Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL, from The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, seeks to answer that question in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in nonprofits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future. ​​On Friday, February 18, The Hatchery welcomed special guest LeAndra Jordan. LeAndra is currently Sr. Program Manager and Site lead, The Garage at Microsoft Atlanta.

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Voices at the Table: Innovation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What role does design thinking and innovation have in DE&I work? The Hatchery invited Roshni Rai to Emory Innovators to speak with us about her career in innovation and DE&I, her tips on starting out after college, surrounding yourself with the right people, and inviting a diverse group of voices to the table in innovative projects.

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A Broader View: The Winding Career of a Startup Founder

How does a religion major become a founder, investor, and mentor to multiple startups? The Hatchery invited Ashish Mistry to Emory Innovators to talk about his wide experience in tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and mentoring young companies.

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Callliope's Cabinet Episode Two: Artists' Books with Beth Shoemaker

The next episode of Calliope's Cabinet: An Exploration of Curious Innovations Through the Ages with Beth Shoemaker, Rare Book Librarian at Emory’s Rose Library, is now available!

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Find the Gap: From Social Worker to Nonprofit Innovator

Why is Atlanta the innovation capital of the Southeast? The podcast series Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL, from The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, seeks to answer that question in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in nonprofits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future. ​​​​​​​On Friday, December 10, The Hatchery welcomed special guest Jamie Lackey, CEO of Helping Mamas, Inc., to hear how her background in social work led her to become a nonprofit innovator.

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Plot Twists and Pivots: Designing an Innovative Career

How does an English major become the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of an asset management startup? The Hatchery invited Chris Kennedy to Emory Innovators to hear how he has taken an innovative approach to designing his career. Chris graduated summa cum laude from Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences with a joint BA/MA in English in 1990, spent five years with Citibank in Germany, then went on to earn a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. In 2021, he received an Emory Entrepreneur Award as an industry disruptor in Financial Services. Chris met his wife, Elizabeth, at Emory, and they have raised their two teenage children in Austria.

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Calliope’s Cabinet: A Renaissance Innovation for the Digital World

The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, and Emory Libraries are proud to announce the launch of Calliope’s Cabinet: An Exploration of Curious Innovations Through the Ages. This new video series seeks to inspire Emory innovators and connect them to Emory University Library resources by showcasing unusual and thought-provoking archival material from deep in the Emory’s library collections.

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Innovating to Solve Food Insecurity

Why is Atlanta the innovation capital of the Southeast? The podcast series Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL, from The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, seeks to answer that question in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in nonprofits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future. On Friday, October 22, The Hatchery welcomed special guests Andrea Jaron and Deep Kalina to hear how Second Helpings Atlanta is addressing the problem of food insecurity in innovative ways.

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Mapping the Journey of a Public Health Innovator

What happens when you follow opportunity all over the world? The Hatchery invited Dr. Dirk Schroeder, ScD, MPH, to our Emory Innovators series to hear how taking the road before him shaped his career as a Public Health practitioner, social entrepreneur, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory.

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At the Crossroads of Art, Activism, and Innovation with Anne Archer Dennington and Charmaine Minniefield

Why is Atlanta the innovation capital of the Southeast? The podcast series Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL, from The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, seeks to answer that question in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in non-profits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future. On Friday, October 22, The Hatchery had the pleasure of speaking with special guests Anne Archer Dennington and Charmaine Minniefield.

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Looking at Problems from an Innovative Perspective with Sanjay Parekh

Why is Atlanta the innovation capital of the Southeast? “Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL,” is a new series from The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, that seeks to answer that question in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in non-profits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future. On the last episode of Might, The Hatchery had the pleasure of speaking with Sanjay Parekh.

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What Makes Nurses Natural Innovators?

If you want to be innovative, get close to people. Learn about what is going on in their lives and how they experience what is going on in their lives. This is the bedrock of human-centered design and, as so rightly pointed out by The Hatchery's recent Emory Innovators guest, is essentially a job requirement for nurses. This guest was Sharron Close, Ph.D., MS, CPNP-PC, FAAN, and Assistant Professor at Emory University, and she gave the audience of Emory Innovators a great deal of useful perspective on what innovators can learn from nurses about innovation.

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Innovating for Humans with Brian McGrath Davis

July 7, 2021 - The Hatchery | What happens at the intersection of deep human concern and highly scalable start-ups? The Hatchery invited Laney Ph.D. alum, Brian McGrath Davis, to Emory Innovators to share some of the answers he has found through his fascinating career.

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Curiosity Drives Innovation with Jeremy Gilbertson

Why is Atlanta the innovation capital of the Southeast? “Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL,” is a new series from The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, that seeks to answer that question in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in non-profits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future.

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Founder Innovating What it Means to "Have it All"

What do you do when you have achieved all your goals and you realize you aren't happy? What happens when your dream job is leaving you miserable? What comes next? These questions propelled Kacie Let Gordon to found a new company and she shared some of the answers she discovered in her own journey last week at Might Could: Stories of Innovation from the ATL.

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Fundraising for Your Innovation a Peer to Peer Master Class with Adway Gopakumar

Fundraising: it is one of the most mysterious and intimidating aspects of any kind of innovation work. Whether you are trying to ask individual donors for contributions to support your work or making a case to institutional investors, few things can bring on stage fright like making the ask. Given these hurdles, The Hatchery was thrilled to be joined by Adway Gopakumar (23BS) as he shared from his experience raising funds for Liberation Through Education.

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Entrepreneur, Ecosystem Builder, and Emory Alumna Karen Cashion Joins "Might Could" at The Hatchery

A key trait of innovators is their ability to identify high-leverage opportunities that can rapidly move the needle towards certain outcomes. Karen Cashion, CEO of Tech Alpharetta and Emory Alumna, has this trait in spades! A number of years ago, Karen looked at the Alpharetta tech company scene and saw about 100 tech companies working in relative isolation. Her vision was for the possible results if someone were to step into this space and begin to intentionally develop an ecosystem of support for these companies. Fast forward to the present and Alpharetta has over 700 tech companies and a thriving collection of institutions to resource these and future companies. Her conversation with The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, on their podcast, Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL, offered insights from her experience as an entrepreneur and ecosystem builder.

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Masters of Public Health and Innovation Agency Founder Joins "Emory Innovators"

Just because your career doesn't go the direction you think it will doesn't mean you have had a bad career. Just ask Meaghan Kennedy (MPH from RSPH) Founder of Orange Sparkle Ball. She dropped by The Hatchery last week to talk about her career, innovation, human-centered design, and much more!

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Sustainability Innovators Lead Find Your Flock at The Hatchery

Activist Adrienne Maree Brown has a saying, "When you are forced to choose between a binary, you will choose wrong." The wisdom of this principle was certainly on display as CJ O'Brien and Julia Danko, leaders of Plastic Free Emory shared learnings from their efforts to remove unnecessary single-use plastics from Emory's campus and walked other student innovators through the process of creating on-campus policies for positive change. The Hatchery hosted them for their Find Your Flock program which elevates the work and experience of student groups on campus to equip students with innovation skills and foster connections between innovative students.

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Master Librarian Susan Klopper Stops by Emory Innovators

What image comes to mind when you hear the word "library"? A hotbed of innovation? A rapidly pivoting and nimble institution? No? Well, Susan Klopper's (Executive Director of Goizueta Business School Library Services) conversation with The Hatchery at Emory Innovators might change your mind drastically! Emory Innovators, brought to you by The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, showcases conversations with Emory faculty, staff, and alumni who work in innovation and entrepreneurship, or have taken innovative approaches to design their careers and disrupting their industries.

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Leading Innovation Teams with Emotional Intelligence: a "Peer to Peer Master Class"

At its best, innovation is a group effort. What's challenging is the creation of a team that fosters innovative thought and execution. The Hatchery was fortunate to be able to bring in Anusha Tanneru, President of OxSAPA, and Amy Xia, President of OxHeard, to have them share their insights on leading teams with emotional intelligence, a central aspect of leading innovation teams.

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Atlanta Innovator, Ricky Hunter, Joins The Hatchery for Might Could Podcast

Ricky Hunter may not have been born an entrepreneur, but he sure did get started young. From his early teen lawn care business to working with multiple start-ups, to teaching entrepreneurship at Comcast's incubator, The Farm, to his current role with Carvana, Ricky has always been working at the edge of innovation.

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Emory Alumna's Journey from Google to Founder

Students at The Hatchery got a crash course in using innovation to design their careers from Emory Alumna Quinn O'Briant. Quinn is the Founder and CEO of the O'Briant Group, an innovation agency that utilizes Design Thinking on behalf of its clients (mostly educational organizations and businesses). Prior to founding the O'Briant Group, Quinn worked as a Content Strategist at Google.

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What Makes Atlanta So Special?

A key pillar of the One Emory strategic plan is creating meaningful connections between the Emory Community and Atlanta as a whole. Leaning into this pillar, The Hatchery launched a new podcast series called Might Could: Stories of Innovation in the ATL, which seeks to explore what makes Atlanta the innovation capital of the South East in conversation with innovation thought leaders and disruptors in non-profits, higher education, and industry who are making Atlanta a city of the future.

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What you need to know about logos

How do you make a good first impression? How do you tell a compelling story? How do you intrigue your audience? How do you do that in one word? No words? These are the questions that drive founders crazy as they think about designing their organization's logo. Fortunately, altKEY, a new organization on Emory's campus building a movement for sustainable and affordable fashion, stopped by The Hatchery's Peer to Peer Master Class to share their experience designing creative and compelling logos.

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Emory Continuing Education and The Hatchery Offering Winter Break Learning Opportunities

Lifelong learning begins as a student and continues long after leaving campus. Wherever life-long learners are in their journey, Emory provides opportunities to build knowledge and skills. Emory Continuing Education (ECE) in partnership with multiple departments within Emory College and the Laney Graduate School, Emory Libraries, the Emory Career Center, and the Emory Center for Innovation, The Hatchery, is giving lifelong learners an opportunity to take advantage of the winter break by enrolling in an academic or professional skills course through Eagle Essentials.

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Emory Alum Disrupting the Arts

It's tough being an artist. Are there other careers whose challenges have been turned into a cliche? Have you ever heard, "Oh, he's the starving accountant type?" One Emory alum, Duncan Cock Foster (17BA), has built a new platform to make starving artists a thing of the past and he stopped by The Hatchery last week to share about his experience building a company and some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Consult Your Community Helps Emory Students Find Their Flock

Last week's Find Your Flock was a master class in research and strategic thinking by members of Consult Your Community. The Hatchery's Find Your Flock program showcases the innovation work of Emory student groups—on campus and beyond—with tips for how students can get involved and make difference. Consult Your Community (CYC) is a national nonprofit organization that mobilizes and trains undergraduate students across the country to provide pro-bono consulting services to minority-owned small businesses and nonprofits. Through semester-long consulting engagements, students leverage their education, digital fluency, and business knowledge to ensure minority entrepreneurs in their communities achieve sustainable financial success. Founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013, CYC has expanded to 22 universities across the country, with students volunteering over 60,000 pro-bono hours to 112 different small businesses in 2019.

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Music Industry Innovators Visit The Hatchery

The Hatchery is thrilled to work with the Graduate Business Association at Goizueta Business School to bring leading music industry innovators to Emory. Join us on Thursday, November 12, at 8pm ET, for Innovation in Music—a live discussion and public Q&A with industry professionals who have driven innovation in response to COVID-19 business disruption.

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From Emory English Degree to Tech Exec

This week The Hatchery was thrilled to host Stacey Epstein (91C) on Emory Innovators, a program that showcases conversations with Emory faculty, staff, and alumni who work in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Women in Business Find Their Flock

Continuing their role as a crossroads of innovators on The Emory campus, The Hatchery was joined by Emory Women in Business (EWIB) for their second Find Your Flock episode. Find Your Flock creates a space for innovative student groups to share their work and connect with other Emory student innovators. As usual, participants were treated with some amazing opportunities in terms of both resources and ways to get involved.

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Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Your Personal Brand

Nobody likes leaving money on the table. In the professional world, a great deal of time is spent figuring out how to maximize the value of various resources. At the same time, we do not always recognize an opportunity that is sitting right in front of us. Last week, Hannah Jian (BBA, 23) made a compelling case that LinkedIn is a huge opportunity for growing your network and your personal brand that is being left on the table by many students.

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Innovating The Daily Grind

Innovation isn't confined to products, services, business models, or organizations. Innovation can occur anywhere. As a part of their Resilience of Innovators Series, The Hatchery recorded and launched Resilience for Innovators: Wellbeing North Star, an on-demand workshop that walks participants through a handy innovation tool: the Wellbeing North Star.

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Emory Alumnus Disrupting Venture Capital

The Hatchery launched its second season of The Emory Innovators Series by hosting an innovative Emory alumnus, Chris Hjelm. Chris is a graduate of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (Bachelor’s in Business Administration, 2010) and a Partner in Connetic Ventures, where he serves as the Chicago Office Lead and Head of Data.

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Peer to Peer Master Class Returns!

Peer to Peer Master Class powered by The Hatchery is back! The Hatchery kicked off the Fall season with a workshop hosted by Snehaa Krishnan, President of Sky at Emory and second-year MPH Student at Rollins School of Public Health. The theme of this season is Resilience and Snehaa helped participants build their resilience through SKY Meditation, an evidence-backed meditation practice that is proven to reduce stress and improve well-being.

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The Hatchery's Find Your Flock Program Takes Flight

While it is well-documented that innovation is a group effort, what do you do when finding a group of innovators is full of extra friction? That is the challenge facing student innovators in our current moment. Fortunately, student innovators are also working to solve this problem! Find Your Flock: Emory Innovators Showcase is an initiative co-created by a number of student groups and The Hatchery that seeks to connect student innovators with student groups that are leading innovation on campus.

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The Hatchery Launches Resilience for Innovators Series

Stress. Anxiety. Burnout. While these words have certainly been a part of our society's working vocabulary for a while, there is little doubt that they have never been as much a part of our day to day lexicon as they are now. A word that is missing, or perhaps underplayed, is resilience. This Fall Semester The Hatchery is exploring resilience from a few different vantage points. While this is a contextual choice, anyone who has been on the frontline of innovation work knows that resilience is a crucial skill for bringing something new into the world. They don't call it "the bleeding edge" for nothing!

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The Journey of a Social Entrepreneur

The entrepreneurial journey is full of twists and turns. Ideas and opportunities come and go. Even successful ventures do not turn out exactly the way a founder envisioned. All the many "pivots" (a now cliched word that hardly captures the creativity and determination required to execute them well) of this journey on display in last week's Peer to Peer Master Class but more importantly, Sulaiman Rashid, our student instructor for the day, displayed the ingenuity and resilience necessary to thrive amidst these changes.

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The Theory and Practice of Graphic Design

The second season of The Hatchery's Peer to Peer Master Class continued last week with an introduction to Graphic Design from rising sophomore Michael Bole. Michael has been involved with graphic design for almost nine years and has been using his skills in a variety of contexts, including marketing work for Emory Entrepreneurship and Venture Management (EEVM).

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Emory Students Innovating in a Crisis

While crises are often moments of heightened anxiety and challenge, they are also opportunities for innovation. A group of Emory students (Felicity Lin, Rurie Yi, and Hannah Jian) and an alumna (Naam Srisaard) having opted to seize this moment as one for innovation. They created whats' cookin' a not-for-profit initiative that provides a number of services to local restaurants and coffee shops affected by the pandemic. Their recent Peer to Peer Master Class provided all innovators powerful lessons about how to act fast to make a difference.

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Self-Discovery Through Color Theory

In a fascinating topical departure for the series, last week's episode of Peer to Peer Master Class featured a crash course in color theory and the use of color for self-discovery. Led by Diani Marsh (Alumna, 2020, Associate of Arts, Bachelors in Biology, Minor in Spanish Language and Culture) founder of D.Mani Studios, participants learned the basics of compositions (unity, movement, contrast, etc.) and color theory.

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Kicking-Off Summer Hobby to Hustle Sprints

The Hatchery's Hobby to Hustle Sprints got out of the blocks last week with a crash-course in Lean experiment design. Students and staff gathered together to share projects they are working on, design experiments to gain traction on those projects, and offer each other support and feedback.

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Students Refine Innovation Projects through Hobby to Hustle Workshop

Summer is often a time where students turn from their concentrated academic pursuits and begin to make progress on career goals, as well as explore and deepen their own personal interests. While this summer is certainly different from most, Emory students have adapted to these unprecedented conditions with creativity and determination. These two traits were on display during The Hatchery's Hobby to Hustle Lean Startup workshop this week.

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Peer to Peer Master Class Season 1 Ends on High Note

On May 15, The Hatchery was joined by Nicholas Skelley (Economics, Class of 2022) who gave a fascinating introduction to web design. Nick's approach to this topic was particularly engaging because he built a website live on the show. Modeled on the RHA's Thanks Emory Page, which he built, this behind the scenes look into web design took viewers into the html coding of a simple but effective online experience.

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I'm a YouTuber: A Master Class

A common theme in the stories of successful innovators is that when an opportunity presents itself, they seize it. Our guest for last week's Peer to Peer Master Class is no exception. Katie Lee (22B) decided to upload a video of herself opening her college acceptance letters. To date, that video has received over 1.8 million views. Katie has never looked back, and has built a successful YouTube channel sharing her experience as a business school student at Emory, and her global travels.

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Peer to Peer Master Ryan James Reminds Us to Keep Customer First

Student entrepreneur Ryan James (21B) led an incredibly interactive episode of Peer to Peer Master Class last week. Relying on his own experience as a co-founder of Vimband--a wearable device that helps individuals (especially outdoor workers) to regulate their body temperature--Ryan discussed both the importance of keeping the customer as the center of a product's development, and tips on how to do so.

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Announcing April Design Challenge Winners

On April 15th, The Hatchery launched the April Innovation Design Challenge to address a timely problem: How might we deepen our sense of Emory community in periods of remote learning?

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Reflecting on Crooked Careers

Many students are having to rapidly change their career and internship plans for Summer 2020. Opportunities are evolving or disappearing at a surprising rate due to the knowns and unknowns of COVID-19. In light of this, Shannon Clute (Director, The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation) and Ben Garrett (Innovation Programming and Operations Manager, The Hatchery) hosted a conversation about their own unusual career journeys, in hopes their experience could be illustrative and helpful. Shannon and Ben have both made significant sector transitions throughout their careers and have leaned heavily on innovation processes and mindsets to improve their career outcomes.

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Renee Dye Kicks Off Emory Innovators Double-Feature

The Hatchery is wrapping up the spring semester Emory Innovators speaker series with a bang, bringing two Emory Innovators into the conversation this week. The Emory Innovators series showcases conversations with innovation and entrepreneurship experts working across Emory, who present their work and answer student questions.

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A Masterful Intro to 3D Printing

The second episode of Peer to Peer Master Class, Powered by The Hatchery series was presented by Benjamin Kasavan (19C), live from the TechLab. Benjamin gave an excellent introduction to 3D printing technology.

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Hobby to Hustle Activates Innovation

This week The Hatchery hosted "From Hobby to Hustle Using Lean Startup" to help Emory community members explore how to quickly launch passion projects into the marketplace. Participants were encouraged to workshop a hobby or initiative they wanted to take to the next level, so they could apply Lean Startup methods to make prototypes, launch them, and get actionable data.

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The Hatchery Premieres Peer to Peer Master Class Series

The Hatchery's Peer to Peer Master Class series got off to a strong start with Ben Palmer's (C20) excellent and entertaining 101 on video production on a budget. Using examples of his own work, Ben shared all kinds of helpful tips and tricks to create quality content even with the constraint of a student's budget. He also described the video production resources Emory makes available to students.

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The Hatchery Kicks-Off Emory Innovators Speaker Series

As a part of their effort to offer engaging, remote programming, The Hatchery launched the Emory Innovators Speaker Series. The Emory Innovators series showcases conversations with innovation and entrepreneurship experts working across Emory, who present their work and answer student questions.

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The Hatchery Hosts and Posts First Remote Workshop

Continuing its efforts to provide innovation programming to students through remote learning, The Hatchery, in partnership with EEVM, hosted its first remote workshop.

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Amelia Schaffner Joins Emory Innovators Speaker Series

The Hatchery held their second Emory Innovators conversation with Amelia Schaffner, Emory-Goizueta Business School Director of Entrepreneurship. The Emory Innovators series showcases conversations with innovation and entrepreneurship experts working across Emory, who present their work and answer student questions.

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The Hatchery names innovation programming and operations manager

The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation is proud to announce that Ben Garrett has been named innovation programming and operations manager.

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