Contributor: Holly Wise & Ladan Mantaghi
Holly Wise and Ladan Mantaghi are co-directors of the Global Social Enterprise and Development Fellows Program. Wise leads Wise Consulting and teaches enterprise development at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and Mantaghi is the Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business. They are the organizing faculty for the Georgetown University Global Innovation Lab powered by 3 Day Startup.
In October, students collaborated to identify global innovation challenges at Georgetown University’s first Global Innovation Lab powered by 3 Day Startup. In three days students developed solutions to global needs with the guidance of six mentors. The program culminated on day three as students pitched to a panel of five distinguished individuals.
Students that participated included Global Social Enterprise and Development Fellows from the Global Human Development (GHD) Program, students from the School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business, along with graduate students from the GHD Innovation in Action course. With the help of 3DS Facilitator Alec Wilson and the use of 3 Day Startup’s “learning by doing” model adapted for global innovation, students brainstormed and formed their innovation teams on day one.
What did they choose to work on?
- Campotos Hoya aimed to solve the unemployment of displaced women and food waste in Colombia.
- Shway developed a supply chain to the U.S. for sewn garments of traditional Seshoesho cloth from Lesotho to enhance the livelihood for women local to the region.
- Apps2Analytics worked to disrupt data collection and analysis in international development assistance.
- Gamechangers aimed to push positive behavior change for youth in refugee camps.
- Scholastic Plastic created a sustainable system for recycling in Turkey.