1 October 2018

Design Thinking Masterclass with Mark Brand



Masterclass with Mark Brand


The Save On Meats case study - from local token program to global digital platform


Serial social entrepreneur, Mark Brand, leads an interactive Masterclass to explore innovation through storytelling, discussions and group activities. Taking on Vancouver butcher and diner, Save On Meats, Mark created The Token Program.


What began as a scheme to redeem a token for a sandwich, grew into a cashless system which has fed over 100,000 people in need. Over the past three years, his global digital platform, Positive Access Link (PAL) has created interactions between those who have, and those who don’t.


Mark believes innovation stems from doing something you genuinely care about, and that human diversity is good for business.


"Human diversity in business must be baked in. It makes exponential impact to your bottom line, your HR practices, your community engagement and the most important, happiness."


About Mark Brand


CEO of Mark Brand Inc., Founder of A Better Life Foundation, Executive Chef at The American Refugee Committee and Professor of Innovation at the University of Southern California


Mark Brand is one of North America's foremost social entrepreneurs. With eleven businesses under his belt, he is an example of a new form of leadership that encompasses good in every step. It’s through his cooking, philanthropic efforts, systems design, and love for the community that he’s found a unique balance in business and purpose.


This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with Event Partners Sydney Startup HubSpark Festival and muru-D.


$25 ticket fee covers the cost of coffee, tea and a light breakfast.


This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government's program for entrepreneurs and its national innovation and science agenda.


You may be photographed or videod while attending this event: please approach the organiser if you have questions, concerns, or do not wish this to happen.


This event is part of Spark Festival and upholds the Spark Code of Conduct.



Mon. 29 October 2018

8:30 am – 11:00 am AEDT

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Sydney Startup Hub

11-31 York Street

Level 1

Sydney, NSW 2000


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