ODU, MIT Solve and RISE Co-Host Workshop for Local Entrepreneurs Focused on Coastal Resilience Solutions
By Betsy Hnath
Regional entrepreneurs used business solutions to tackle resilience challenges faced by coastal communities during a recent Solveathon held at the Slover Library in Norfolk.
The event was co-hosted by Old Dominion University; Solve, which is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that advances solutions from tech entrepreneurs to global issues; and RISE, a Norfolk-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping solve the pressing resilience problems facing today's coastal communities.
Resilience is a key topic as communities adapt to rising sea levels, more frequent or stronger natural disasters and economic changes.