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Thursday, November 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Startups for Good

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There's an interesting new trend we're seeing, as a number of startups are focusing their efforts on improving society in some way. Whether it's the core focus of their business or a byproduct, startups are making an effort to positively impact the world around us. Join this exciting group of startups as they discuss this trend and why they've chosed their own particular company missions.


Speakers
avatar for Alex Budak

Alex Budak

Alex Budak is a social entrepreneur and travel writer, and is currently the co-founder of StartSomeGood.com, a platform for empowering social innovators. He recently completed a Masters in Public Policy at Geogretown University, focusing on the intersection of technology and social entrepreneurship. His econometrics-based thesis, "Facebook, Twitter and Barack Obama: New Media and the 2008 Presidential election," is the first such paper to... Read More →
avatar for Blake Hall

Blake Hall

I thrive on creativity and the company of intelligent, driven people. I love to lead teams working on important problems. I am generally suspicious of people who wear jean shorts. I enjoy criticism and learning from my mistakes. My passion ranges from acute circumstances, putting out a fire I started in my friend's home in Sydney, to chronic problems, making a different for the military community.
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Geoff Livingston

President and Founder, Tenacity 5 Media
Geoff Livingston is an author, public speaker and strategist who helps companies and nonprofits develop fantastic marketing programs. He brings people together, virtually and physically to build loyal networks for business, change and higher knowledge. | | A former journalist, Livingston continues to write, and has authored four books, including Marketing in the Round and the social media primer Welcome to the Fifth Estate... Read More →
avatar for Neil Shah

Neil Shah

I am the co-founder and Executive Director of a company that develops and executes educational programs to think in an innovative way about entrepreneurship. | | Some other things about me: I'm a scuba divemaster, professional chess player, web developer D.C./VA Real Estate Agent, classical guitarist, and a huge fan of wine.  | | I have started 4 businesses in the past 4 years, some successful, some not. I love meeting all people and... Read More →
avatar for David Simnick

David Simnick

Dave Simnick is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of SoapBox Soaps and TalkChalk. As an Eagle Scout, Dave’s dream was to found for-profit companies with a social mission at their core. Since then, he has worked as a consultant to USAID, the U.S. Army, Michelle Rhee, the U.S. Senate, and was a Teach for America educator in Northern Philadelphia. He founded SoapBox Soaps, a company whose mission is to donate bars of aid soap for every bar... Read More →

Sponsors
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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

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