There are a lot of parts of SXSW that I love. Above all, my favorite part is meeting new people who want to have an impact in the world and make a difference in their communities. The Social Good Hub was an opportunity for these people to come together, talk and learn from others move closer to achieve these goals.
At the Hub, entrepreneurs, designers, storytellers, and the tech and nonprofit communities united to share and explore the newest in social impact. Besides panelists, the Hub also provided workshops to help people grow.
One very cool panelist was P.J. Brice, who after serving up Greyhounds at happy hour, joined a panel entitled, “Different Strokes for Different Folks.” The panel talked about how there are a variety of ways companies and entrepreneurs can do well by doing good, it can be difficult to determine which impact route is best for yours.
Brice is the founder of Cheeky, a fun and color paper and plastic tableware company that donates a meal to someone in need in the U.S. Cheeky is on track to donate ten million meals this year. Members of the Cheeky team were on hand to discuss the product.
The Hub was such a feel-good environment with everyone having a common goal of making a difference and wanting to do something for others.