Moveable Feast: Food Sol’s Community Table grows in Boston

Food Sol’s first Community Table Boston last Thursday was a huge hit. For a conversation on entrepreneurial opportunities in Boston urban agriculture, folks turned out from Tufts, BU, Harvard Law School, Babson, Wellesley College, the Mayor’s Office, City Growers, and Shape Up Somerville to participate. Local marketer and farmers’ market maven Myrna Greenfield wrote about…

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Food for Thought on Farms and Food II: Europe, Asia, the World

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Our prior blog took us on a tour of innovations in sustainable food and farming in the U.S.  Here the foodies’ tour continues with what’s new in these regards in Europe, Asia,…

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Power Packed Recipe for Food Entrepreneurship at Babson

“That’s what all entrepreneurs need:  you need to open up the conversation, not be afraid to share your problems, so that you can overcome them.” – Pranav Chaudhry (’14) on the Quick Service Incubator When Gail Simmons kicked off her Residency at Babson in April, this celebration included a Quick Service Incubator. The Quick Service…

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Food for Thought on Farms and Food: USA

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Judging from the popularity of reality TV chef competitions on Hell’s Kitchen, infotainment shows about food production (The Chew), preparation (Kitchen Nightmares) and consumption (Anthony Bourdain),  and cooking tips from America’s Test…

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Rachel Greenberger

Focused Food Entrepreneur: Raphael Leonard and Wholesome Wave

When Raphael Leonard (B’13) walked into my office in late April, he hadn’t broken his leg yet.  Food Sol was fresh on his radar screen.  He’d just learned of us from Lewis Institute ugrad scholar Lindsey Tarr. “I’m passionate about innovations in food production and delivery systems,” he told me. Graduation was just a few…

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Defining Social Innovation

What gets us out of bed every morning here at The Lewis Institute is a driving desire to use entrepreneurship to change the world for the better. We believe that Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® is one of the best assets the world has to tackle societal issues, and want to put these tools into the…

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Rachel Greenberger

Moveable Table: Food Sol’s Community Table Hits the Road

We have some really exciting news to share:  last week, Food Sol secured a challenge grant from the Blackstone Ranch Institute to bring our Community Table design to four partner colleges and universities who have been asking for it. As you regulars know well, Food Sol’s Community Table is a 90-minute weekly gathering available to…

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Rachel Greenberger

Babson at the Summer Fancy Food Show

Last week, Babson food entrepreneurs Michael Scherr (M’14) and Adriana Perilla Glen (M’13) and Food Sol traveled to the Summer Fancy Food Show, called by many “the Superbowl of specialty food.” Michael and Adriana attended to support Food Sol partner Michael McCarthy’s booth for his business Budi Bar.  (Food Sol is a huge fan –…

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Rachel Greenberger

The College President who Turned a Football Field into a Farm

I knew Michael Sorrell before I met him.  I’d hear the news, back in 2010, that one extraordinary college president was leading Paul Quinn College to turn its football field into a farm, now called We Over Me Farm. So when Babson President Len Schlesinger popped into Food Sol’s office last November, and told me…

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