Featuring Big Thinkers and Innovators inspired by the Global Filipino
LOS ANGELES - NextDayBetter has a big dream to highlight the makers, creatives, big thinkers and entrepreneurs - Filipinos and Non-Filipinos - who are making the world a better place. The team behind this social enterprise startup set out to prove that the global Filipino community inspires and produces groundbreaking ideas and initiatives that create a better future for the Philippines and beyond.
Inspired by TED talks, the NextDayBetter team sought individuals from around the world to give them an online platform and stage to share their ideas and actions that make the next day better. With the recent successful launching of its 3rd New York City event this September 14th featuring a series of talks given by storytellers and superheroes from Girl Rising, Nike, Innovation for Poverty Action and Define American, NextDayBetter is now ready to expand- to discover and highlight more talented changemakers, entrepreneurs and trailblazers in the community that are making the next day better in their own unique ways.
On September 28th, NextDayBetter is launching its very first event in Los Angeles, California. NextDayBetter Los Angeles aims to challenge the audience to help by Destroying Unsolved Problems. The event will be held on Miracle Mile at Busby’s East (5364 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036) from 6pm to 10pm. Scheduled to speak are AJ Rafael (Musician & YouTube Sensation), Meg Pinsonneault (Award-winning Director/Editor of Gwapa Film & Creative Director at Weird Pixel), and Eddie Angeles (Los Angeles Senior Assistant City Attorney). NextDayBetter is being curated by Krystal Menez and Krizia Medenilla, cousins with a strong drive for the Filipino American Community. Together they’ve helped to bring Bayani Tour to life, have helped with BakitWhy.com, and connected different people within the community to create new possibilities. In addition to the talks, the NextDayBetter Team will also present an Education challenge in partnership with Teach for the Philippines (TFP), a nonprofit that identifies, develops, and supports a community of leaders working toward educational equity in the country. The team will present the challenge to rally the crowd in lending their design thinking skills, talents, and passions to push forward education in the Philippines from the United States and Canada.
Tickets are now available: http://nextdaybetterla2013.eventbrite.com
About: NextDayBetter is a platform that spreads ideas and actions that make the next day better. Ideas and actions are Philippines-flavored and rooted in design, entrepreneurship and innovation. We invite innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, do gooders — both Filipino and Non-Filipino—to share their stories about creating a better future. Launched in New York City in 2012, the team featured talks given by remarkable individuals including Jay Jaboneta, Acumen Fund Fellow and Co-Founder of Yellow Boat of Hope - a Philippines-based nonprofit that provides boats to children who swim to school; Jose Antonio Vargas - Founder of Define American, Tara Abrahams - Deputy Director of Girl Rising, and Miguel Trinidad, the Executive Chef of Maharlika and Jeepney with heritage from Dominican Republic - who is helping to mainstream Filipino Food in the United States and beyond.