Bringing Milwaukee Innovators to UWM
Every month, the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center invites a local entrepreneur or community innovator for an intimate chat with UWM students, faculty, and staff. By offering these talks, LEC hopes to build a larger and more diverse network of students involved in entrepreneurship, including one that spans across disciplines and majors.
Social Good Morning is a conversation series hosted by the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center that invites local social innovators to have a conversation about entrepreneurship in our communities. These discussions are moderated by an LEC team member including our featured Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. Innovators will have a brief interview followed by an open-format discourse, fielding questions from the audience about their strategies and passions. Topics of conversation range from poverty to sustainability to inclusivity and beyond.
Previous Social Good Morning Speakers:
Victoriya Ibiwoye is the Founder and Director of OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning, and a Youth Representative to the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee. Additionally, Victoria has spoken at the United Nations, was named a Mandela Washington Fellow in 2019, and was the recipient of the Princess Diana Legacy Award for her contribution to education and youth development. Victoria discussed addressing inequality in education, calling on governments to enforce the right to education in national laws, and the need for quality and inclusive education for all.
Mfoniso Ekong is the Director of Social Impact for gener8tor (Milwaukee office). Mfoniso has worked as a clinical researcher for the Medical College of Wisconsin, and took part in AmeriCoprs VISTA.
Portia Cobb is a Principal Investigator of the Voices of Gun Violence archive, an Associate Professor at UWM Peck School of the Arts (Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres), and is a Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Teaching Fellow. Portia’s creative portfolio focuses on a fusion of poetic documentary, field recordings, and digital photography.
Caitlin Cullen, Owner of The Tandem restaurant. Among many other innovative and generous programs, Caitlin and her restaurant combat poverty and hunger by providing free meals to the community.