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Northside Innovation Meetup Powered by Dell | Intel
May 4, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-5
Please join us on Tuesday, May 4 at Maps Backlot, for a talk on sustainable and socially minded startups. Thanks to Dell and Intel, we’ll be talking to entrepreneurs, accelerators, and community leaders about what social change and urban living means to them.
Meet with Dell to learn more about its technology solutions and commitment to supporting and helping small business grow.
• 6:30 – 7:00 Grab a beer and mingle
• 7:00 – 8:00 Lightning talks and panel
• 8:00 – 9:30 Continue the conversation
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey / @rflipsey
Founder & CEO, Radical Partners
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey is CEO of Radical Partners, a social-impact accelerator that helps individuals and organizations increase their positive social-impact footprint. As former Executive Director of Teach For America, Miami-Dade, Rebecca tripled the size of the organization and raised $22M in community support to expand the program committed to narrowing the achievement gap facing low-income youth. Rebecca began her work in education as a 4th and 5th grade teacher in Harlem, NY, which led her to devote seven years to recruiting, training and supporting new teachers in pervasively low-performing schools.
Michael Hall / @digigrass
Co-founder & CEO, Digital Grass
As Owner and Senior Managing Partner of MediumFour, Michael oversees the development of technology and marketing solutions to build and brand companies from inception to execution. Distinguished by its Marketing Energy Design™ mantra, MediumFour delivers the vision and innovation needed to drive momentum for a formidable client roster. Michael’s insatiable curiosity and unmatched drive propel MediumFour’s results. Clients draw on his expertise in strategic business blueprinting, mind mapping and brand psychology to meet specialized market needs through customized technology platforms. After his initial business venture at age nine, Michael later launched his first official company at 19. Today, he continues his success as an innovator and proponent of social entrepreneurship through Pretty Fresh, My Drink Ticket, Gateway Software Development, LLC and Digital Grass, LLC.
Committed to transforming the professional landscape in South Florida, Michael has devoted himself to bridging the diversity gap in technology. From seeking to support Diversity in Technology as a conduit for minority professional development, to volunteering as a youth mentor with #YesWeCode, his vision for progress is unwavering. Michael also founded Justice TM, the first organization created to shed light on “Stand Your Ground” legislation through awareness of the Trayvon Martin case. Michael’s accomplishments have earned him a place among the Who’s Who of South Florida, and continue to pave the way for innovation in his community and well beyond.
Adele Bagley / @AdeleBagley
Chief of Community Engagement for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava
Adele grew up in south Miami-Dade and is delighted to serve as Chief of Community Engagement for Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. Focused on good government, quality of life and insuring South Dade’s fair share of resources, Ms. Bagley oversees a number of initiatives and community partnerships for District 8. Before joining Commissioner Levine Cava’s team, she practiced criminal law. Licensed to practice in California, Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Ms. Bagley is a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Bagley also serves on the Executive Boards for the Miami chapters of both the New Leaders Council and the Younger Women’s Task Force. She is currently a Miami Fellow.
Stonly Baptiste / @CityStartups
Stonly Baptiste is the Co-Founder of Urban.Us, where he leads investment research, community management, and platform development for the fund, which now works with 16 of the leading startups around the world tackling urban challenges. Additionally, he is the co-organizer of Smart City Startups, an event that recruits 100 of the the most promising international startups who solve problems at the intersection of climate change and urbanization. The invite only event also attracts leading innovation-focused government officials from cities like Tel Aviv, San Francisco, New York, Boston, and more, as well as global investment and business partners.
Kane Sarhan / @Enstitute
As the co-founder of Enstitute, Kane is reinventing higher education through apprenticeships with the best entrepreneurs in the world. Previously, Kane has launched and run his own magazine, The College Gossip Chronicles, raised over 100k for hackny, a non-profit in New York City and was the Creative Director at LocalResponse, a top New York city tech startup. In 2013, Forbes listed Kane as a 30 under 30 innovator in Education. Kane is also a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow, a 2012 Francis Hesselbein Institute NEXT Leader of the Future, and Business Insider calls him a “Top 25 Young Innovator in New York Tech” and one of the “31 most important LGBT people in Tech”. Kane speaks often on education, innovation, and serendipity and has been featured in The New York Times, PBS, Forbes Magazine, CNN, The Huffington Post, and Fast Company.
Michelle Dow/ @austelli
Founder + Chief Storyteller, Social Swag
Michelle Dow is Founder & Chief Storyteller at Social Swag LLC, a digital marketing and advertising startup focused on Serving What Advocates Good. She is responsible for helping clients transform their brands into media companies by implementing social business strategic initiatives that operationalizes content strategy, scales community management and integrates paid, earned and owned media initiatives. Prior to Social Swag LLC, Michelle worked as Digital Community Manger at Phil and Company, in New York City. She has been building external communities ever since and believes that brands should focus on turning friends, fans and followers into brand advocates and storytellers.