Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Mike Lwin - Koekoe Tech

Join us on Monday, April 16th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Michael Lwin is the co-founder and managing director of Koe Koe Tech, a health IT social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. Koe Koe Tech trains local Myanmar people in computer science, sales, and marketing, and develops software for Myanmar's data-deprived healthcare sector. Koe Koe Tech employs more women than men, and has Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and people of many ethnic groups on staff.


Koe Koe Tech has developed maymay, the first mHealth app for maternal and child health in Myanmar. maymay builds off of the MAMA content used in Bangladesh, South Africa, and India, and provides periodic messages to users with regard to their pregnancy and the care of their young child. Users will be able to locate nearby doctors and other healthcare professionals by specialty on Google Maps, and in the future will be able to place appointments. Users will also be able to conduct live-chat telemedicine sessions with doctors and other healthcare professionals, enabling isolated rural people to obtain healthcare information remotely.


Previously, he was a research fellow at Georgetown University and an antitrust lawyer at the Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter LLP, working on antitrust M&A and litigation matters and pro bono immigration asylum cases. As a Myanmar-American, over time he grew more and more interested in Myanmar and when the parliamentary elections took place in Myanmar in 2010, Michael left Arnold & Porter shortly after to work as a C.V. Starr Lecturer at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in China. During this time, he also wrote for Al-Jazeera English and did research for the Economist Intelligence Unit. When U.S. sanctions for Myanmar were suspended in 2012, he came to Myanmar to form Koe Koe with his cousin, Dr. Yar Zar Minn Htoo, a Myanmar citizen, doctor, and computer scientist. Michael received his J.D. from NYU School of Law. Mike’s many awards include, Accelerate 2030 National Finalist for Myanmar, Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegate, Global Social Benefit Incubator at SCU, IIX-N-Peace Challenge Winning Peacebuilder, 2015 DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia, Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards, and he is an Echoing Green Global Fellow.
 

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Damon Packwood - Gameheads

Join us on Monday, April 9th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Damon Leon Packwood is co-founder and executive director of Gameheads, an organization that trains low-income and first-generation students ages 15–24 in video game design and development to prepare them for careers in the entertainment and tech industries. Damon has more than 18 years of experience in the youth development and education fields, with positions at Juma Ventures, Hack the Hood, and Upward Bound. A San Francisco native, he watched the city’s working-class community disappear with the rise of the Bay Area tech industry; his students couldn’t get jobs right out of college. His passion for film and media was ignited as a teen and an early love for movies inspired him to pursue a Film Studies degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and he’s nearly complete with his graduate degree in Multimedia Studies from Cal State, East Bay. During his master’s in multimedia tech, he spent a year in the San Francisco Mission District studying the effect of technology on low-income communities. Damon is an avid gamer, writer, filmmaker, educator and tech head and movie connoisseur. He is also a passionate advocate of for the use of multimedia and technology as entertainment and a tool for education.He believes that Gameheads’ students are our future tech zealots, digital rebels, and multimedia mavericks. Damon is an Echoing Green Fellow.
 

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CHIRPPED Challenge
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

CHIRPPED Challenge

Chopped meets Fear Factor! We will be hosting the first ever CHIRPPED Challenge where student chefs will make their favorite dish using cricket flour! Winners will receive $500 and their recipe will be included in Six Foods Cookbook! Audience members will have a chance to tantalize their tasteBUGS and win Six Food SWAG and other prizes! Shark Tank winner and Six Food Co-founder, Rose Wang and Chopped! winner, Chef TK will be joining Collins Executive Chef to judge the competition!

Sign up here if you'd like to attend or compete in the Chirpped Challenge! Your name will be left at the main (east) entrance at Collins. You will NOT have to pay or swipe.

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Dinner With World Changers - Rose Wang and Laura D'Asaro - Six Foods
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Rose Wang and Laura D'Asaro - Six Foods

Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 5-7pm in Collins Dining Room. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with these two accomplished world-changers. 

Laura D'Asaro
Laura D'Asarois the co-founder and chief operations officer of Six Foods, a company that works to normalize insect consumption as a sustainable source of protein. Laura's journey in social entrepreneurship began at age fifteen, when she raised $14,000 through her lemonade stand to build a playground for her community. At nineteen, she co-founded Wema Inc., an education nonprofit in Kenya, and co-founded Six Foods at 23. Laura's inspiration for Six Foods stemmed from the fact that she has been an off and on vegetarian her whole life, struggling with the moral and environmental aspects of eating meat. She first ate a caterpillar from a street vendor in Tanzania and realized that insects could be that sustainable protein she was looking for. Laura sent an article to her college roommate (now co-founder), and a few escaped crickets in her dorm room later, Six Foods was born. In addition, Laura has broken multiple world records, including the longest book domino chain and fastest time to crawl one mile. She is a 2013 Harvard college graduate.

Rose Wang
Rose is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Six Foods, a company that works to normalize insect consumption as a sustainable source of protein. Rose has a background in strategy and marketing, having worked at Nutraclick and Microsoft. In college, Rose managed HSA Cleaners and The Harvard Shop through Harvard Student Agencies, managing an annual budget of $1.5M. She also has a passion for education and sits on the board of an education nonprofit, Wema Inc., in Kenya. She founded Six Foods at the age of 22 (after eating a scorpion in China). Business Insider named Six Foods as one of the top ten startups changing the future of food, and they have one of the most funded food Kickstarters to date. Rose is a graduate of Harvard College and plans to matriculate to Harvard Business School in 2018 as a part of the 2+2 program.

Rose and Laura many awards include the Echoing Green Fellowship, MassChallenge Gold Winner, Harvard Dean’s Challenge Grand Prize Winner, Harvard Asian American Alumni Elevate Pitch Grand Prize Winner, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Pitch Winner, Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur (Honorable Mention), Forbes 30 Under 30 and won a deal from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank.

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Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Christine Margiotta - Social Venture Partners

Join us on Monday, March 26th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Christine is the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners. Christine has dedicated her career to harnessing the collective power of Angelenos to create unprecedented large-scale social change.


Christine brings over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of issues including homelessness, education, racial and economic justice, and LGBTQ rights.  She leverages a blend of collective impact,
grantmaking, policy, and community engagement to ensure a more thriving and just Los Angeles.


Prior to joining SVP, Christine was the Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Greater LA, where she led the strategic implementation of their mission to create pathways out of poverty. She designed, launched, and directed Home For Good, the region’s initiative to end homelessness. Home For Good cultivated the collaboration of over 200 cross-sector leaders and leveraged over $1 billion in resources to house 35,000+ of the most vulnerable Angelenos. Her team led the collaborative creation of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) in Los Angeles County, a groundbreaking system built by front-line staff that is now replicated across the country. Home For Good helped accomplish a 59% reduction in veteran homelessness during her tenure. Her work on the Home For Good Funders Collaborative received the Award for Public/Private Partnerships from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the Council on Foundations.

Christine is a graduate of Scripps College and received her MSW from UCLA in 2003. She lives in Culver City with her wife, Becky, and their two children, Huck and Vivian, and she serves on the Board of SVPLA Fast Pitch winner Swipe Out Hunger.
 

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Dinner With World Changers - Deo Niyizonkiza - Village Health Works
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Deo Niyizonkiza - Village Health Works

Join us on Monday, March 19th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza, Village Health Works’ (VHW) visionary founder and CEO, is a leading advocate for the most impoverished people in the world. His compassion, expertise, and life experience have made him a key voice in global health and international development.

An American citizen, Deo was born in rural Burundi, where he attended grade school and part of medical school. He left the country during the catastrophic war that lasted more than a decade and took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Deo survived not only this man-made tragedy and poverty, but also homelessness in New York City. 
Deo’s life journey is told in Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder’s most recent work, Strength in What Remains, a New York Times best seller named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

Despite the hurdles he faced in the U.S.—homelessness, illness, and low-paying work as a grocery store delivery boy— he eventually enrolled at Columbia University, where he received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and philosophy. After graduating from Columbia, he attended the Harvard School of Public Health, where he met Dr. Paul Farmer and began working at the medical nonprofit organization Partners In Health. He left Partners In Health to continue his medical education at Dartmouth Medical School.

In 2005, guided by his unwavering conviction that humanity’s progress should be measured by how we honor the dignity of others - including those a world away - Deo traveled back to Burundi. There, in the remote village of Kigutu, he established Village Health Works, with the goal of removing barriers to dignity and progress by creating a model healthcare system. Deo's passion rallied the community of Kigutu into action. Thanks to community-donated land, a small amount of seed money from fellow American students and supporters, a community of compassionate volunteers, and Deo's leadership, the health center opened in December 2007. Deo's success in building a community-driven health and development organization is unprecedented, and makes Village Health Works unique among NGOs.

A frequent lecturer on global health, Deo is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2014 Wheaton College Otis Social Justice Award, the 2014 Dalai Lama Unsung Hero of Compassion Award, the 2013 People to People International's Eisenhower Medallion Award, a 2013 honorary degree from Williams College, the 2011 International Medal Award of St. John’s University, and the 2010 Women Refugee Commission’s Voices of Courage Award.

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Dinner With World Changers - Keno Sadler - Breakthrough Collaborative & Echoing Green
Mar
5
to Mar 6

Dinner With World Changers - Keno Sadler - Breakthrough Collaborative & Echoing Green

Join us on Monday, March 5th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Keno Sadler is a social entrepreneur, conference speaker, facilitator, and educator. While leading programs designed to shape the lives of young African American men through close guidance from older males, Keno began his 22-year relationship with the Breakthrough Collaborative as a teacher in the Miami and Fort Worth programs before creating and leading the Atlanta program which graduated over 90% of its students into college and introduced hundreds of college students to careers in education. Breakthrough Collaborative works to increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and get them into college ready to succeed; and inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.

Keno most recently served as the Executive Director of the Summerbridge Breakthrough Alumni Network (SBAN) and the creator of the SBAN Teacher of Color Preparatory Institute (TCPI) which connects aspiring teachers and administrators of color with schools that desire to be more diverse and inclusive. Keno has a degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College and has received many awards and certifications including a 1997 Echoing Green Fellowship.

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 1st Annual Women of Color Conference
Mar
2
to Mar 3

1st Annual Women of Color Conference

  • Claremont Mckenna College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Women of Color Power and Purpose Forum focuses on developing and actualizing passion, cultivating skills for asserting your presence, and navigating and achieving your personal and career goals. The conference is a collaboration between the CMC Care Center, Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Berger Institute. 

Register here & read more about the speakers!

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26th Annual Kravis-de Roulet Conference: How We Rise - Strategies for Social Innovation
Mar
1
to Mar 2

26th Annual Kravis-de Roulet Conference: How We Rise - Strategies for Social Innovation

  • Claremont McKenna College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year's Kravis - de Roulet Leadership Conference will be convening award-winning social entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and funders: people pioneering new strategies that are changing systems, improving lives and transforming communities. Join us for a highly interactive and energizing event as we explore new research identifying best practices for organizational success.

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Deadline - Internship with Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)
Feb
28
to Mar 28

Deadline - Internship with Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

KLI is offering TWO internship opportunities with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), 2008 Kravis Prize Recipient. FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organization working to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.

We have an internship in Benin (Handshake ID# 1335583and in Senegal (Handshake ID# 1335649with FAWE’s National Chapters in those locations.

Applications are due Wednesday, February 28 by 11:59pm on Handshake. 

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Dinner With World Changers - Yscaira Jiminez - LaborX
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Yscaira Jiminez - LaborX

Join us on Monday, February 26th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Yscaira Jimenez is a Dominican immigrant from the Bronx. Yscaira is inspired by the substance addiction and incarceration struggles of people in her life and feels compelled to use education and employment to break the cycle of poverty. She started a tutoring business in high school helping kids in her neighborhood who were struggling in school. She also founded La Pregunta Arts Cafe, an arts cafe in Harlem, and worked for 3 NY education startups (Rocket Learning, Learn-It Systems, Platform Learning) in business development, operation, and corporate trainer roles bringing tutoring to more than 10,000 low-income students across the U.S. She attended Columbia University and MIT and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and conversational Italian. She is a 2014 Echoing Green, Carroll Wilson, and MIT Legatum Fellow, MassChallenge Finalist and Start-up Chile Accelerator.
 
Yscaira is the founder of LaborX, a job matching platform for entry level candidates with non-traditional educational backgrounds and underrepresented folks. Her skills and experience in creating, launching and running LaborX demonstrates that she is not only able to cultivate diverse community in the greater Bay Area but has already started utilizing her own knowledge and problem-solving skills to tackle this problem on her own. Her work with LaborX is a direct response to the lack of diversity in tech. She works with vocational training programs and bootcamps to create a diverse talent pipeline for companies. By cultivating these partnerships and pre-screening candidates for her talent platform, she is creating an ecosystem of diverse candidates. LaborX’s candidates are women, people of color, immigrants, single moms, veterans, members of the LGBTQQ community, and other groups that have been traditionally left out of the new economy. LaborX’s purpose is to connect low opportunity individuals to living wage jobs in the new economy, increasing pathways out of poverty.

Her vision is that all companies will hire people for great jobs based on skills, not pedigree. She sees a world where anyone who can do a job can get a job, regardless of whether they have a college degree. In the next 5 years, she wants to place 10,000 low opportunity individuals from alternative programs such as boot camps, vocational training programs, and community colleges in living wage jobs.

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WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program
Feb
23
11:58 PM23:58

WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program

Women's Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) Student Entrepreneur Program application is now live! Applications are due on February 23, 2018

Accepted students will participate in WBENC's SEP free of charge. The program description from the website states: "Aspiring collegiate female entrepreneurs studying in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) or Business receive mentoring from some of the most successful Women's Business Enterprises and America's largest Fortune 500 companies while also participating in a tailored entrepreneurial curriculum, a pitch competition awarding $20,000 in seed capital and experiential learning through off-site visits to Women's Business Enterprises, corporate campuses, and accelerators."

Read more & apply here!

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Women and Leadership Workshop
Feb
23
11:45 AM11:45

Women and Leadership Workshop

Women are underrepresented in leadership positions, and recent data suggest that women earned 83% of what men earned. The goal of the conference is to empower women with the skills to acknowledge, and embrace their worth! Learn evidence-based, effective skills for negotiation, as well as strategies for fostering and building strong, supportive mentoring relationships. The conference is designed for 7C college students and alumni at all stages in their professional development.

Lunch at the Ath; Workshop in McKenna Auditorium

Please RSVP here.

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Dinner With World Changers - Kabira Stokes - Homeboy Recycling
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Kabira Stokes - Homeboy Recycling

Are you interested in sustainability? Do you want to make an impact in your community? Have you ever heard of Homeboy industries? 

If so, you have an amazing opportunity to come meet Kabira Stokes, CEO of Homeboy Industries Recycling. Learn how Stokes merged criminal reform with environmental consciousness, and get FREE DINNER while you’re at it. 

Join us on Monday, February 12th at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with this accomplished world-changer. 

Register here.

 

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Dinner With World Changers - Elizabeth Scharpf
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner With World Changers - Elizabeth Scharpf

We're excited to launch our first speaker of our Dinner with World Changers Spring Mix! Every Monday, we'll be hosting movers and shakers, name takers and deal makers who are literally changing the world for the better! Every Monday from Feb 5-April 16, KLI Programs will be hosting an award winning social entrepreneur - from a Forbes Change the World Winner, a White House Champions of Change, Shark Tank deal makers to a Dalai Lama Hero of Compassion Winner - every week they'll be dishing out supersized doses of inspiration and innovation!

This Monday, want the chance to have dinner with an internationally recognized winning social innovator, inventor and entrepreneur who is uplifting grassroots women and making sure girls stay in school in Rwanda? On Feb 5 you have an amazing opportunity to learn what it takes to build an impactful and successful social venture from the ground up from Elizabeth Scharpf, Founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE). Read more about Elizabeth below.

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Leading and Influencing Without Formal Authority
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Leading and Influencing Without Formal Authority

KLI Academic Director, David Day, will be leading a leadership workshop “Leading and Influencing Without Formal Authority” on Friday, February 2, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Kravis 367. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice proven techniques to influence others ethically and effectively, use the power of persuasion to achieve results, and acquire the language to describe this valuable skillset to potential employers.

Please RSVP here (space is limited).

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Partnered Internship Application Deadline
Feb
1
11:58 PM23:58

Partnered Internship Application Deadline

The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) has partnered with several high-impact nonprofit organizations to create summer internship opportunities for CMC students through the KLI Partnered Internship Program which features Kravis Prize Organizations. These internships are expected to challenge interns with meaningful responsibility and leadership development as well as expose the student intern to organizational leadership dynamics. Applications due by Feb. 1st 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Applications are accepted through Handshake)

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Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Event
Jan
31
6:15 PM18:15

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Event

  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a tour of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and hear from our four featured speakers on their experience with social innovation. More info on speakers on the event page.

$10 for alumni and parents. No charge for current students. Sagecoach provided for 5C students
Drinks and heavy appetizers will be served

Register on Handshake Today!

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Freshman Half Retreat
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Freshman Half Retreat

Are you interested in learning the core skills that you need to succeed in college, and in life? Are you interested in learning “the science of making life better” – the factors that are correlated with happiness and a thriving life? When these tools and skills of positive psychology were first introduced at Harvard University, it quickly became the most popular course at Harvard University with 900 students taking the class on “how to be happy.”

Here at CMC, since we can only offer small classes, so we are running this as an experiential weekend program – not a class for credit. You will be learning and practicing the CORE essential skills for greater success.

 

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Innovation Challenge
Dec
1
9:30 AM09:30

Innovation Challenge

The winning team in each category will win $3000 and mentorship with LACI trainers or social entrepreneurs!

When: December 1st, 9:30am - 4:00pm (lunch and transportation will be provided).

What: A tour of LACI's Advanced Prototyping Center and an opportunity to pitch your idea for the chance to win $3000. 

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Team Retreat

Mini Team Retreat is perfect for your organization whether the problem you are trying to solve is developing a common vision, restructuring and pivoting, or shared leadership and team building!

Where: on-campus

Who: 3 teams on campus

 

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Leadership Studies Sequence Open House
Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

Leadership Studies Sequence Open House

Want to hear from current students and professors in an informal environment?The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) is hosting an open house dedicated to everything and anything you need to know about CMC’s Leadership Studies Sequence (LSS).

Join us for taco Tuesday and an evening of leadership on November 14th, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at KLI, 4th Floor of the Kravis Center (North Side). Food will be provided.

CLICK HERE to RSVP!

 

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Deadline to Apply to Innovation Challenge
Nov
6
3:30 PM15:30

Deadline to Apply to Innovation Challenge

Do you have an idea that will change the world

Want $3000 and mentorship from world-renowned entrepreneurs to help build it? 

Apply to participate in KLI's Social Innovation Challenge at
LA Cleantech Incubator! This innovative facility houses and incubates cutting edge start-ups with ideas that will change the world! Their Advanced Prototyping Center supports members and incubators to create their ideas from scratch and learn from a community of innovators and changemakers. 

 

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Hult Prize Registration Opens
Oct
25
12:00 AM00:00

Hult Prize Registration Opens

We are proud to announce the 2018 Hult Prize @The Claremont Colleges. The Hult Prize is a global case competition aimed at creating a social enterprise to change the lives of 1,000,000 people. Winners of the Claremont Colleges advance to regionals in San Francisco, if successful there, the team moves on to the international level where they compete for $1 million to turn their idea into reality.

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