The goal of the INVESTIGATE phase of the Indy Healthy Food Access Challenge is to turn ideas for improving access to healthy and affordable food into solutions that are connected to “do-ers.” Why? Because ideas don’t have impact on their own! Our full-day Make-a-thon aims to make this happen.

Who should attend?

Are you a do-er? Do-ers might be existing non-profit or for-profit organizations, faith-based ministries, students, entrepreneurs or anyone else that is interested in making impact happen. Do-ers might have an idea already, or just know that they want to do something.

Or, are you a supporter? Supporters might include someone with a specific expertise (business, government, community, health, faith, food, technology, etc.) and/or simply a passion for helping co-create impactful solutions. Either way, we invite you to participate.

What will we do?

Our full-day Make-a-thon is a unique (and, amazingly, free) opportunity for any interested “do-ers” to turn ideas into fleshed out solutions through a process led by design experts, and supported by a wealth of expertise and resources. Our tenative schedule is as follows:

9:00am – 9:30am – Welcome/intro (process, challenge questions, day agenda, etc.)

9:30am – 12:00pm – Team formation, solution modeling, prototyping

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch break / testing & gathering feedback

1:00pm – 3:00 pm – Refining & iterating, business modeling, creating pitch presentations

3:00pm – 4:00 pm – Pitch presentations and next steps

The session will be facilitated by communityINNOVATE’s lead Design Strategists, Terri Wada and Pamela Napier of Collabo Creative. Collabo is an Indianapolis-based Service Design consultancy that helps organizations design better together.Locally sourced snacks will be provided by, and a delicious lunch prepared by the Kheprw Institute!



Fri, April 21, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT




Event Information




Kheprw Institute

3549 Boulevard Place

Indianapolis, IN 46208