Goodie Nation | Charlotte x April 2016 [Ideation]
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+Registration: Complimentary | Click Here

+When: Saturday, April 16th, 2016 | 10am – 2pm

+Where: Solid Waste Services Building

+Challenge: How Can Residents of Under-Served Communities Reduce Personal Garbage From 360 Pounds Per Year to 100 Pounds Per Year By 2018?

+Perfect For: Young Professionals, Adults, Students, & Creatives. Really Anybody

+Age Range: 16+

+Music By: DJ Skillz

+Photography By: Alvin Jacobs

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Globally, nearly 25% of all deaths and disease burden can be attributed to environmental factors such as poor air and soil quality. Tired of living in unhealthy neighborhoods? Goodie Ideation [Health]: Charlotte x April 2016 is meant to change that. Become a lean, mean rapid problem-solving machine in this hip and interactive environment dedicated to eradicating challenges in communities with the highest need.

In this short workshop, you’ll be introduced to our process of coming up with crazy social impact ideas that somehow work: stretching your limits of comfortability by confronting a big challenge and breaking it down into manageable pieces by focusing on underlying problems, getting intimate with the people experiencing these problems, and envisioning big ideas to solve them. You’ll walk away with a really cool tech-enabled idea ready to be passed onto to designers and developers. Register and join our community of changemakers today!

Key Details

Goodie Ideation is Phase I in the Goodie Innovation Process for rapidly solving problems in under-served communities. Prepare for getting your tech-enabled idea built by learning our innovative process for being a breakthrough social impact thinker and leader using a culturally relevant approach.

In this short workshop, passionate people are introduced to our process of coming up with innovative social impact concepts: breaking a big challenge down into manageable pieces, getting intimate with the people experiencing them, and envisioning crazy ideas to solve them. They walk away with a really cool concept ready to be passed onto to designers and developers.

Goodie Ideation [Health]: Charlotte x April 2016 will take at the Solid Waste Services Building.

Address: 1105 Otts Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Parking: There is a parking lot next to Solid Waste Services building as well as a gated parking lot across the street.The gate will be open. You may park in either parking lot.

Joey Womack

Joey Womack

Justin Dawkins

Justin Dawkins


Brandi Williams

Community Affairs Manager @ City of Charlotte

Denada Jackson

Principal & Owner @ Bella Boca PR

+Who owns the intellectual property of the ideas? You do!

+Do I have to be there the entire time? Yes, this is a workshop which explains our process for great innovative social impact ideas. Everything builds off of each other. It would be like learning algebra without knowing how to add or subtract.

+Do I have to attend in order to present my idea at Goodie Hack? Yep. We spend a lot of time working the idea owners to make sure their idea is a good fit for a hackathon, and their presentation is tight.

+I have kids. Is it ok to bring them? Goodie Ideation is a workshop, and although kids as young as 6 can participate as students, we aren’t setup for them to be observers.

[Phase II] Goodie Hack: The best Idea Owners from Goodie Ideation present their tech-enabled social impact ideas to an audience of developers, designers, and non-tech professionals. Then the fun begins. The attendees split into teams and work against the clock on proof of concepts. At the end, all teams present their projects to a panel of industry experts for a chance to win some cool stuff.

[Phase III] Goodie Marketing: With their tech prototypes built, the teams move onto this marketing hackathon where they’ll present their progress to an audience of creatives. And much like Goodie Hack, these creatives work against the clock on branding + growth marketing strategies. Of course there is a competitive part, as the teams present their work to a panel of experts for prizes.

[Phase IV] Goodie Map: Goodie Map is resource alignment. Pure and simple. We direct each participant to other parts of the social impact, small business, and startup ecosystem to further their interests. For example, a Goodie Ideation high student participant may get directed to places where they can learn to build websites and apps. Or a Goodie Marketing attendee may get a list of resources for starting her new company.

Goodie Nation uses rapid problem-solving to help under-served communities globally. We aim to become a world leader at ensuring basic needs are met by building tribes of changemakers and entrepreneurs and engage them in an innovative process .

Goodie Nation focus on basic need inequality gaps in 4 areas: Economic Development, Education, Health, and Safety; and are guided by 4 principles:

1] We Already Have Everything That We Need: The key is to create platforms and networks that support continued collaboration and support.
2] Start Where The Greatest Needs Exist: Our purpose is to actively seek out the greatest of these unmet needs, and solve them.
3] Innovation Is The Great Equalizer: We focus on using the assets at our disposal combined with a culture of out-of-box thinking and rapid experimentation.
4] Small Solutions Create Big Change: In short bursts, our talented tribe members address small, fixable issues which slow a community from realizing its’ goals

The Challenge

You’ll be coming up with innovative ideas which address the following challenge:

How can we get residents of under-served communities to reduce their personal garbage from 360 pounds per year to 100 pounds per year by 2018?

Read up on Charlotte’s Healthy Community Initiative at

Innovation Toolkit

Goodie Ideator Mindset Manifesto

+ I will do the impossible.
+ My very first thought is “How can this happen?”.
+ I will break the impossible into manageable pieces.
+ I will then focus on the next step in the process…not the end.
+ I will accept that failure is likely, and I will still believe.
+ This will allow me to be crazy + have fun.