The Future of Business during COVID-19: Business Pivot Inspiration New York Workshop

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The COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge


To our OpenIDEO NY Chapter:

In the span of several months, COVID-19 has irrevocably changed New York City. The vibrant culture of our city has shifted from consumption to contribution, as our community learns to support the businesses that tie us together.

Many businesses have rapidly adapted their operating models, in efforts to both stay afloat and provide for evolving needs. Restaurants now deliver to the elderly, textile producers craft masks for healthcare workers, and hotels provide rooms for those without homes—but there is still so much need and so much opportunity.

This is why the COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge was born. In partnership with Fortune and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, we invite you to answer the following question:

How might businesses of all kinds rapidly adapt to support the immediate needs of the COVID-19 response, and enable a more just and resilient future?

Join us for a virtual ideation workshop, focusing on the following opportunity areas:

  • Meeting Immediate Protective Demand
  • Meeting Immediate Needs for New Services
  • Adapting Today in Service of a New Future


COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge: NY Chapter Ideation Workshop
Monday, April 27
6:30 - 8:30pm EST


After registering, please fill out this quick onboarding survey before the workshop. This allows us to better prepare—and for you to join our Slack community and connect with fellow community innovators before the event.

During the workshop, we’ll:

  • Introduce OpenIDEO NYC and the Business Pivot Brief
  • Hear from a local business leader
  • Ideate in breakout rooms
  • Share back
  • Continue the conversation on our active Slack community


See you there,

The OpenIDEO NY Team



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