EID 100 - Week 6



  1. Ideas can come to you when you least expect it - in the shower, in a dream, in a meeting, you get the picture - and when it comes to taking that idea and turning it into reality, sometimes you just don't know where to begin. Or sometimes, you think that idea seems impossible. But it's up to you to make it happen - but you don't have to do it alone! With the help of surrounding yourself with a variety of people with different skills and knowledge, you can work and collaborate to bring those ideas to life. 
  2. So where do ideas come from?
  3. WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson
  4. It's places like the Ryerson Digital Media Zone that help foster innovation and encourage young, budding entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into business ventures. Incubators are fantastic ways to bring together many different like-minded individuals and create a space for constant innovation and growth.
  5. The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (Part 1)
  6. Anyone can become an entrepreneur - there are no limits. It can be as simple as this seventh grader's invention to help solve the problem of crumbs at the bottom of the cereal box.
  7. Check out this inspirational video featuring Kelvin Doe, a 15-year-old from Sierra Leone. He finds spare parts in trash bins and uses them to create batteries, generators, and transmitters. He used these to create his own radio station, where he gives a voice to his community. He is completely self taught.
  8. Self-taught African Teen Wows MIT
  9. Innovation is important to the community because it creates change, solves problems, and allows growth.  What are some everyday problems you encounter in your daily life that you'd like to see changed? Or some things you'd like to see improved? Why not take it into your own hands? It doesn't hurt to try!