Events at CSI



Innovator Drinks

Please join us for our month member Innovator Drinks where we kick back and celebrate all of our hard work and everything social innovation! 

When: November 12th, 2019, 5:00PM-6:00PM

Where: CSI, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY 

Who: CSI Members & Alumni only



Lunch N’ Learn with AeroFarms


Join us & Dream Greens by AeroFarms for a Lunch and Learn Salad Bar to hear the latest on AeroFarms' indoor vertical farming and try their sustainably-grown greens, Dream Greens! During lunch, we'll have trivia (with prizes!), talk about the future of food and try Dream Greens' newly-launched varieties of Microgreens. Join us on Wednesday, November 13 at 12:30PM.
Dream Greens are small greens with BIG flavor. Dream Greens are locally grown indoors all year round by AeroFarms, a sustainable indoor vertical farm located in New Jersey. The unique way we grow indoors means that Dream Greens are always in peak season and bursting with flavor, completely pesticide free, and ready-to-eat right out of the container!


When: November 13th, 2019, 12:30PM- 1:30PM

Where: CSI, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY

Who: CSI Members Only


Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Money


This important panel discussion will explore the art of start-up fundraising by bringing together different lenses on how to raise money for your organization. From Angel Investor and entrepreneur Brandon Webb, to strategist and for-profit fundraiser Alda Karen, to non-profit fundraising expert Rob Hanson; these voices will offer you insights and best practices in navigating the ever-evolving investment capitol landscape. No matter your growth stage or business model, these thought leaders will lend their time and expertise to pushing you towards your next stage.

When: November 18th, 2019, 6:00PM- 8:00PM

Where: CSU, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY 

Who: Open to the public




Supply Chains and the Hunger Crisis: Building Circular Economies in NYC


The American food system is broken. Over 50% of edible material ends up in a landfill, and in spite of this waste, over 10% of US households face food insecurity.
Join moderator Amer Jandali (Future Meets Present) and panelists from City Harvest, Food Bank for New York City, and Bad Apple Produce to learn more about the intersection of food waste and hunger in the NYC metro area. We’ll discuss the key legal, cultural, and economic drivers that create inefficiencies in the NYC food system, and brainstorm solutions for fighting hunger in a city with over 2.5 million food-insecure residents. Fruit and refreshments will be provided by Bad Apple Produce.
There is a suggested donation at the door ($10) to support City Harvest and Food Bank’s efforts to address hunger in New York City.
Racine Droz, Director of Food Sourcing and Donor Relations at City Harvest
Anya Ranganathan, Co-Founder at Bad Apple Produce
TBD, Food Bank for New York City Representative


When: November 21, 2019, 6:00PM- 8:00PM

Where: CSI’s, 601 W 26th Street Suite 325 NY NY 

Who: Open to the public