Last week I kicked of the “slow launch” of my startup Impact Driven at the Slow Money National Gathering in Boulder. This “slow launch” is a controlled approach to building a curation community focused on impact investing. Impact Investing is providing new ways of investing which are solving the worlds most important problems related to poverty and sustainability.
The Opportunity Collaboration, lead up by Topher and Jorian Wilkins and their amazing team bills themselves as an “unconference”. The conversations and collaborations that usually take place in the halls between sessions at most conferences become the focal point of the conference. The focus is to tear down traditional barriers created by facilitating conversations over meals, and around new […]
To round out this year’s spring conference season we attended the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale put on by Unite for Sight. It was great to be back in my home state of Connecticut, and the conference proved to be a compelling intersection of technology and social enterprise. As a bonus, there was less medical jargon […]
There is quite a bit of data emerging on the potential of crowdsourcing. As we covered in our Power of Everyone video, the intersection of connectivity, collaboration, and cognitive surplus is creating an environment where ideas can proliferate and mature rapidly. This post is an attempt to quantify each of these factors in some way, and understand how we can […]
Billed as a “Party to Save the World,” the first annual Common Pitch took place Friday night in Boulder. The event was a culmination of planning and execution of Alex Bogusky’s new “collaborative brand” called Common. The event pitches entrepreneurs head to head in a format that was entertaining enough to be on reality TV, but with enough social impact around […]
After a comfortable transatlantic flight Azin and I joined Randall in Frankfurt with only a few minutes to spare before our next flight to Delhi. We were all bubbling with excitement for our trip, although not looking forward to another 7 hour flight. We boarded a crowded flight and were off to another continent […]