Dear Entrepreneurial community,
Thanks for another great year.
This 2015-16 Holiday card is for you
The Global Goals in the Digital Age panelists pictured here from L to R: @AminaJMohammed, Elise Labott, @e_Cousens, CNN Global Affairs Correspondent, Elizabeth Cousens Deputy CEO @UNFoundation, Tara Sonenshine @Tsonenshine, Former undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and currently at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.
Amina J. Mohammad @AminaJMohammed, @UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning aka 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development #SDGs #GlobalGoals
Tien Wong (R) gets ready to interview EverFi co-founder and CEO, Tom Davidson, at Big Idea Connectpreneur 2015 Fall edition. As one point as questions flew, Tom quipped: “This is like a board meeting.”
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe shows his entrepreneurial side to DC’s Startup Grind community..
Esther Dyson tells Thomas Goetz, Co-founder of Iodine and former Wired Magazine Editor, About the organization she co-founded, HiCCup, and her ambitious Road to Wellville project.
At 23, Tim Hwang, co-founder and CEO of FiscalNote, has organized a grassroots charitable organization; volunteered extensively with Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and served on the board of Montgomery County Public Schools at a particularly litigious time. He has cracked the entrepreneurial code.
Entrepreneurs pursue ideas worth the occasional chaos.
Andreas Sandre, is the Embassy of Italy’s Press & Public Affairs Officer and author of Digital Diplomacy: Conversations on Innovation in Foreign Policy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), and Twitter for Diplomats (2013) a free e-book.
Climate Action is goal #13 of the 17 #Global Goals 2015-2030 the U.N. identifies as useful towards achieving three major goals: End extreme poverty; Fight inequality & injustice; Fix climate change.
Pictured from left to right: Bernadette Hyland, Founder, GeoHealth.us., insert name recipient of the George Thomas memorial scholarship, Suzanne Thomas, and insert name
WeddingWire Founder/CEO, Timothy Chi, discusses his great big global chapter. June, 2015 #Connectpreneur
Hooman Radfar, founder and chairman, AddThis, and most recently partner at EXPA, counsels StartupGrind DC to find the right advisors or investors, depending on where you are in the growth cycle.
Vinay Chawla, Director of Digital Engagement, U.S. Department of State delivers a powerful keynote “The Future of Diplomacy in the Digital Era.” @chawlawala
Facebook’s Policy Manager, Katie Harbath noted that “Facebook can amplify everything else you are doing for your organizations.” Writing an op-ed for the local paper? Try announcing at the end you are holding a supplementary Q&A on your Facebook page at a specific time.
The author’s encouragement infuses every page.
Author Amy Wilkinson delivers keynote at Techbuzz Spring 2015 at the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC.
Improvonia CEO and co-founder, Konstantin Zvereff found inspiration to fix broken communication from experience running the East Africa sectoin of Village enterprise, a nonprofit organization focused on microenterprise development in rural areas.
Peter Barris, Managing General Partner, NEA, has led over 25 investments in IT companies that have completed public offerings since 1988. Featured last December, at Startup Grind at 1776 in DC.
A very approachable Tom Monahan engages with people outside the ballroom after his keynote conversation with Tien Wong.
Internet Founding Father and Google’s VP/ Chief Internet Evangelist, Vint Cerf, brings warm, personal style to great substance
Nick happy to advise attendees at a recent Startup Grind in Virginia.
FoundationDB COO and Co-Founder, Nick Lavezzo, tells Brian Park how he continues to find the world’s best engineers in the DC area.
Alex Hawkinson, SmartThings, and Brian Park discuss The Internet of Things at Startup Grind in DC
Hooman Radfar tells the crowd at Startup Grind DC: “The challenge for investors dealing with really smart entrepreneurs is they sound like they know what they’re doing, but they have some areas where the’s not depth.”
Whatever you do this year, enjoy it. Life is shorter than it looks.
About Janice K. Mandel
I'm a storyteller engaged in the evolving voice tech community. Early adopter experience in New York City included: Sr. Editor, EIC/Intelligence, the first online, commercial database (1980s); Communications/Voice of Equinta.com, like Zillow but in 1999; and Reach networks -- like Mosaic, only four years sooner. I've recruited speakers for VOICE Summit (https://voicesummit.ai) and contributed regularly to its "flashbriefing" on Alexa leading up to the event.
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