focused on creative strategies to make faculty meetings more engaging and valuable to teachers.It occurred to me that one of the activities I designed for our DODEA grant Photo by CRDM. Meet the innovations Every group will be simultaneously introduced to a range of the latest innovations for 10 minute sessions.Each group will rotate clockwise after each session until they have met every provider.Bonnie started by asking how many people eat Japanese food (Itsu, Wagamama, etc). Both these businesses (like Miso Tasty) have already started up successfully, and are looking for additional funding to aid their next-stage expansion.New to the world pitches came from The Funky Iron Co, looking to bring style and design to functional steam irons (think Kenwood k Mix for ironing), Enclothed, a service for men to outsource their clothes shopping (personal style in a box) and Mac Rebur, who call themselves “the plastic road company”, using waste plastic bottles to create stronger and longer lasting roads, to make potholes a thing of the past.Every night, researchers who investigate relationships and person perception miss out on great opportunities.
When Mercedes Benz set out to create a radically different town car they did not choose to work with another car manufacturer or engineering company – they partnered with a fashion watch maker, Swatch. How can you find the ideal company with whom to partner?
The event forms part of a broader PFA initiative to create an ecosystem of innovative SMEs and mid-market companies that can help industry players boost their innovation capabilities.
The ecosystem is being developed based on the platform members’ priorities and needs.
I was struck by the passion of the startup founders and the ingenuity of some of their business ideas. So there’s the Miso mission in a nutshell – make it easy for people to enjoy the taste and health of Miso meals at home.
First up was Bonnie Chung from Miso Tasty, who make easy and nutritious snacks and meals featuring their signature miso ingredient. Other food and drink pitches included Humble Grape, already owners of 2 highly rated winebars and on a mission to make handcrafted wines accessible to all, and Aduna, a new health food brand bringing African superfoods to the global market, starting with baobab, the feel good fruit.