Erika Block

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Erika Block founded Local Orbit to create a more equitable, transparent and sustainable food system. Her online platform provides marketing, sales, logistics and inventory management for food hubs, entrepreneurs, farmers, institutions and community groups working to increase local and regional food distribution. Food buyers get streamlined purchasing from multiple sellers and a direct, traceable supply chain. By providing a scalable and efficient distribution platform, Block is reducing the cost and environmental impact of getting food from producers to eaters, supporting independent farmers and local economies and making healthy, locally produced food widely available and easy to buy.
  • Fellow 2011 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Fellow PopTech 2011
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This week in PopTech: Local food, design laboratories and free mp3s

This week in PopTech: Local food, design laboratories and free mp3s

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

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Erika Block connects the dots with Local Orbit

“Do you know who produces the ingredients in your kid’s school lunch? What about the meals at your parent’s assisted living community?”Read more »

Meet the 2011 Social Innovation Fellows: Erika Block

Meet the 2011 Social Innovation Fellows: Erika Block

We’ve just announced our Class of 2011 Social Innovation Fellows and we’re excited to share the diversity of their world-changing work with the PopTech community. To learn more about this new crop of Fellows, we posed one question to each of them: In one sentence, what is your work’s projected impact when it reaches scale?

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Welcoming the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011

Welcoming the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011

PopTech is proud to announce the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2011!

This year’s Fellows are spearheading a compelling set of solutions to global challenges. They are reconnecting refugee families, helping people become “makers” of their own technology, improving local food production and distribution, and getting to the heart of measuring

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