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Jennifer Tyler Lee of Crunch a Color: Making Healthy Eating Fun

jennifer tyler leeFebruary 10, 2015 - We all know what happens when kids hear "Eat your veggies." It's all pouting and head shaking and pursed lips refusing to open. Jennifer Tyler Lee, creator of Crunch A Color (2011) and author of her newest book 52 New Foods Challenge (2014), is changing this by turning healthy eating into a game. Not only is this fun for kids, but it's also simple and easy to parents to implement. Tomorrow February 11, Jennifer will be speaking to Draper University's Winter 2015 class about strategic partnerships and her experience as a former strategy consultant. You can catch her talk live at 2pm by tuning into this livestream link.

Each student will also receive a copy of Jennifer's new book 52 New Foods Challenge and 100% of the proceeds from the books will be donated to FoodCorps, a charity where emerging leaders teach kids how to eat and live healthy by building school gardens and connecting farm and school.

52 New Foods Challenge

The fun and easy way to end battles over broccoli, break your recipe rut, and get your whole family eating healthy, one new food at a time.

Don’t forget to watch the livestream of Jennifer's talk on “Strategic Partnerships” on Wednesday Feb 11 at 2pm PT!

John Egan of Pinterest: Growth Hacking to Success

john egan pinterest growth hackingFebruary 4, 2015 - Tomorrow Thursday February 5, Pinterest's growth engineer John Egan will be speaking to Draper University's Winter 2015 class on "Growth Hacking." We will be streaming his talk live from DU at 11am, so be sure to tune in here to hear his growth tips and stories. For a little more background on John Egan, read about his work and accomplishments below, and get an peek inside Pinterest with this article he wrote on the 27 metrics in Pinterest's internal growth dashboard.

John Egan's Bio

John Egan is currently working on the growth team at Pinterest where he's the tech lead for the push notification & email team. At Pinterest, there are tens of millions of people use their service every day & he has led the team that learned to grow the company at scale. Previously, he led the growth team at Shopkick, a cross-retailer mobile loyalty app funded by Kleiner-Perkins & Greylock Partners and acquired by SK Planet for $200MM.

Pinterest’s Internal Growth Dashboard

pinterest growth hackingIn this article, John answers the question: “What metrics should be in my growth dashboard?” He gives people a peek behind the scenes at what Pinterest's internal growth dashboard looks like. He goes through the 27 metrics they look at through stages of MAU's, Acquisition, Activation, Engagement, and Resurrection.

Don't forget to watch the livestream of John's talk on "Growth Hacking" on Thursday Feb 5 at 11am PT!

Naveen Jain of Moon Express: Shoot for the Moon

naveen jain moon expressJanuary 29, 2015 - Have you ever wondered what the moon is made of? What new materials and opportunities may be there? Thanks to Moon Express, you may be able to have those answers. We have the pleasure to announce that Naveen Jain, co-founder and chairman of Moon Express (amongst an impressive resume of other startups and companies), is coming to Draper University's Winter 2015 class!

Naveen Jain

Amongst being an amazing entrepreneur and philanthropist, Naveen Jain is also behind impressive companies such as Moon Express, inome, TalentWise, Intelius, World Innovation Institute, and InfoSpace. Also he writes in Forbes, WSJ, Huffington Post, and Inc.com. Currently Naveen is exploring ways to use neuro-plasticity to create better learners and develop neuroscience-based in multi-sensory video games that are effective and additive for teaching students skills like math, science, and history. He is convinced that our education system is obsolete, not meeting the needs of the present threating all the kids like if they where in an assembly line being exactly the same, while they are all different with different learning. Another thing he mentions is that we are advancing the kids in an annual basis and not when they are ready to advance to the next grade, which could be a month or a year depending on the person.

Moon Express

Moon Express is currently working on the lunar lander MX-1 - a low cost spacecraft that is powered by sunlight and use hydrogen peroxide as fuel (oxygen enriched water compound). But this is not any ordinary lunar lander. The MX-1 can support many apps, so it can explore the moon and it's resources. If everything goes according to plan, the MX-1 should be lunched this year. In 2010, NASA selected Moon Express to take part in the Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data program, and in the same year, they were recognized leaders by Google Lunar XPRIZE due to the flexible and scalable MX-1 that is going to dramatically reduce the costs of space exploration.

We invite you to read more about Naveen and see his TED talk about the most complex problems on the growth of the population in the world. We'll also be livestreaming his talk to DU's Winter 2015 class tomorrow Friday 1/30 at 10am so be sure to tune in!

~ Guest post by Raimundo Silva who is from Santiago, Chile and is currently a student in DU’s Winter 2015 Class.