THIS FRIDAY: Your voice is worth $1000 from optiMize

Friday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
Rackham Auditorium

All semester, more than 100 students have been working on startup projects to take on major challenges in the world -- like education, health care, and climate change. Now we're asking for you to join us and show your support!

At the Showcase, you'll...

  • Be inspired by world-changing students. The five Finalists from 2014 optiMize Social Innovation Challenge will pitch on stage to win the grand prize. 
  • Vote for two student teams to win an additional $1000. All 25 teams are eligible -- your voice could help them win!
  • Browse student-created art. In the lobby, we'll feature socially-driven pieces from outstanding student artists.
  • Witness Michigan Izzat's last dance. The award-winning fusion dance crew will perform their last campus show of the year. 
  • Hear how the 2013 Finalists are changing the world. The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, Beyond Bounds, ReSource Fund, Detroit Entrepreneurship Network have all made major impact this year. The founders and leaders of these movements will tell us about how they're making things happen. We'll also hear from 2013 optiMizer Rob Greenfield, who helped lead the #BBUM movement

It's going to be an inspiring night, and we want you to be a part of it. If you're interested in what we're doing, this event is the best intro you could get. Learn more and RSVP at our Facebook page here.