So, I’m quickly becoming quite the fangirl of some MIT driven initiatives. Micah sent me this link today on MIT’s Community Innovation Lab. Yeah Micah, we need to really copyright or trademark our name. One of their programs that really caught my eye is their Wisdom in Action competition program. What a great name. This particular competition looks at technology for ways to meet community needs. Winning teams receive fellowship support, access to experts, and a path to implementing ideas.
I like to think the TI is a wisdom in action program without the technology or the competition. Wouldn’t it be neat, though, if we could have a community-wide competition in Tulsa to receive some poverty alleviation solutions that we can tackle here? Each entry could identify potential partners, resources, and ideas to obtain them and collaborate. It would sort of be the non-profit version of the Tulsa Spirit entrepreneurial awards. Something to think about.