Rapid Innovation Summits, led in partnership with Smallify, are 2-day crash courses in Rapid Innovationdesign thinking, LEAN startup principles and business model design for social impact.

The hands-on boot camp is for social innovators -- entrepreneurs, business, nonprofit and community leaders -- to learn how to apply innovation best practices and design thinking to make better decisions and more effectively solve challenges related to new or current programs, projects or other critical social challenges.


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100% of participants surveyed from Innovate Houston, Atlanta and New Orleans would recommend the rapid innovation summit to their peers.

What They're Saying

“It was a great opportunity to get out of our comfort zones and look at problems in a new way. I got some new insights I might not have seen otherwise.”

– Kojo Idrissa, Django Software Foundation

“I will be able to apply the learning to my client projects and teach them some of the techniques. I will confidently recommend the workshop to others in the community.”

– Mary Grace Landrum, One Star Service Commission

I have seen various iterations of various pieces of these techniques, but the way that they were all brought together and adapted to the civic/social space was truly novel for me. I liked the approach of having the two facilitators."

 Jaron Curtsinger, Kellogg Foundation Leadership Alliance