2015 - October 28th
BRAINSTORM AN ENTREPRENEUR
Jane is looking to start a business. She signed up to be a rep and distributor for a line of facial soaps and beauty products. Her first few months have not gone well. She has not even made back the money from her demo kit. She needs our help! Lets brainstorm some ideas to help Jane become financially independent!
2015 - September 30th
Meeting Topic: Brainstorm a Better Block Party Experience!
Julie has had to suffer through some terrible block parties the last couple years. They have been poorly attended, boring, and not very memorable. She would like to blow the doors off next year but she has no idea where to start.
Problem: What activities can be planned to promote community involvement. What is an "awesome block party" and what tools can be devised to allow a novice party planner succeed at throwing the best block party ever?
2015 - April 22nd
Topic: Funding Fury
Jenny is a brand new Girl Scout Troop leader. Her first job is to raise money for the big summer trip. She manages to setup a fundraiser at a local restaurant and it ends up being a disaster. Come find out more about the story and join us as we brainstorm a solution that will make Jenny's next fundraiser a major success!
Problem: Throwing a fundraiser can be a real pain. What solutions can be devised to make executing fundraisers a breeze while ensuring maximum revenue generation?
2015 - March 18th
Topic: Meliora K.
Meet Sarah. Sarah is a brand new mom. Sarah gave birth to a happy and healthy baby girl named Gemma. Everything was going great except for a small rash on Gemma’s back. At first the doctors thought nothing of it. They prescribed some ointment and told Sarah to switch to a more sensitive laundry detergent. Sarah was overwhelmed by the detergent choices in the store. She tried different options but nothing worked. She researched on the web, joined mommy groups, and frequented blog sites but still could not find the fix. While walking down the detergent aisle she noticed a box on the floor. She picked up the box to put it back on the shelf. After stopping to read the label, force of habit, the product immediately got her attention. She bought the box. 2 weeks later Gemma’s rash was completely gone! Interestingly enough the next time she was at her local grocery store she noticed that they had carried that soap there the entire time she just never noticed.
Why was it such a frustrating process for Sarah to find a product to meet her needs and why did it take so long?
2015 - February 18th
Topic: LiveBeat App
Troy is a young hard working 20 something. He and his friends are looking to have a good time on a Saturday night. They waste a lot of time trying to find where the party is at. They make a decision only to find out that the place is ridiculously expensive and dead inside. By the time they find the party the night is over.
Problem: How can we ensure that next weekend Troy and his friends find an epic party that they will remember forever?
2015 - January 22nd
Topic: Best Place to Work
Jim hates going to work everyday and he is not the only one. Moral is terrible, bureaucracy is high, and headaches are everywhere. The easy way out is to find a new job but he is sure that many of his problems will show up in some way, shape, or form in a new location.
Problem: How can someone in Jim's position help shape an organization to become one of the best places to work in Chicago?
2014 - November 12th
Topics #1: Millennial Career Path
Jake is a recent college grad. He could not find a job to match his degree so he has been working at the mall. He still lives in his parents basement. He has little savings, and big student loan debt.
Problem: How can Jake get out of the millennial rut and get on the path to a real career and financial security?
Topic #2: Increase Open Mindedness
Cindy has a bunch of friends that are very judgmental and close minded. The tipping point happened when a group of them lashed out at someone different than them. The event made Cindy want to take action.
Problem: What can Cindy, and others like her, do in order to help guide her friends with to become more welcoming of new ideas and new experiences?
2014 - October 22nd
Topic #1: Education System
Tommy is a smart kid but he is not motivated to do much I school. He loves sports. His mom is a single parent that works 2 jobs and wants him to succeed but does not have a lot of time to help.
Problem: How do you motivate kids like Tommy and help them succeed in school?
Topic #2: Bottled Water
Dave is having a backyard party this weekend. Every time he has a party he ends up with a sea of half full bottles of water everywhere. It is a waste of money and bad for the environment.
Problem: Isn't there a better solution than bottled water for large get-togethers?