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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
GroHome: Crowdfunding ADA Homes for Disabled Vets

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ATTENTION: This session requires advance signup to attend. For Online Schedule: Please utilize the RSVP link below the description to reserve your seat. For SXSW GO App: Use the RSVP 'Find a Timeslot' link. You must have a SXSW Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badge to attend, and, you must have an activated SXsocial account (social.sxsw.com) to reserve a seat. If you have any issues with signing up, please email support@sxsw.com. VERY IMPORTANT: Because of the limited space, we recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the published start time of this session. If you have not checked in at the room you RSVPed for at least five minutes prior to the session start time, you may lose your seat to an attendee in the waiting list line.
The ADAptable GroHome is a flexible building system that is particularly cost effective in creating ADA compliant homes for disabled veterans while also enabling vets to grow the home as their family or financial situation evolves.
Thousands of veterans have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with significant physical disabilities and unmet needs. The strong and expandable GroHome qualifies for a disabled vet housing grant and will enable communities to directly participate in building a solution for those who have given so much to serve us. The GroHome is a light gauge steel sequential building system (GRO=Green-Repositionable-Open) that is cheaper and more flexible than existing practices and better than manufactured housing. We are seeking leaders interested in taking a donation of the GroHome technology back to qualified vets in a community willing to champion a targeted crowdfunding campaign (we’ll even donate the campaign fee).

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Speakers
avatar for Scott Burton

Scott Burton

CFO, Vovation.com
Scott Burton is a consultant in corporate finance delivering strategy, business development and CFO services for renewable and sustainability-related companies. His mission is to bring to market well crafted products that shift customers towards a world that works for people, the... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar

Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar

GroHome: Crowdfunding ADA Homes for Disabled Vets, OurPart.US
Major Mary Jennings Hegar, one of Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 and one of Newsweek's 125 Women of Impact of 2012, was commissioned into the Air Force through ROTC at The University of Texas in 1999. After five years as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Room 210 110 E 2nd St