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"Listen, observe. Then create."

Karina Seljak

Co-Founder/Director | Seljak Brand

Sydney, Australia

I am a designer and story teller based in Sydney. I use my powers to ride the transformational wave to a new way of making and consuming things. My company Seljak Brand uses textile waste to make recycled blankets at a mill in Tasmania, with an eye to expand to other waste streams and new  … [see more]

"#open #random #supportive"

Anna Blume

Social Capital Strategist, Facilitator | Impact Journey

Berlin, Germany

Based in Berlin, Germany and serving clients worldwide. Anna Blume is a Behavior Trainer, Business Developer, Communication Designer and Social Capital Strategist. Co-Foudner of the Impact Journery and works around the World to support communities. Impact Journey is an outgrowth of Living Bridges Planet, a global facilitator network inspired by strength-based and social capital approaches  … [see more]

"Innovate with your finances"

Sophie Grimbert Tweed

IFA | VIA

Toulouse, France

Curious & eager to learn families stories, choices and objectives. … [see more]

"Improving cardiac care, beat by beat."

Rob Phillips

CEO/Medical Research/Ass Prof | Uscom Limited/UQ

Sydney, Australia

Innovative communicator and educator with a mission to develop non-invasive and accurate medical devices to replace invasive and inaccurate medical technologies. I am the founder of Uscom Limited and inventor of the USCOM 1A, a revolutionary medical technology for cardiovascular monitoring which is changing global cardiovascular practice and improving health care. … [see more]

"Defending Earth Against Asteroids"

Danica Remy

Chief Operating Officer | B612 Foundation

MILL VALLEY, United States

I am the COO of B612 Foundation, the mission of which is to defend the earth against asteroids. More information in the links section below. Most recently I helped co-found Asteroid Day a United Nations recognized day of education and awareness. I have successfully led operations for several cutting edge organizations, with expertise in information  … [see more]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

"Helping people focus on the things that matter"

Andrew Rothery

Company director | Koda Capital/General Thinking/Cicada Innovations, LeapFrog Investments/Blackbird Ventures/

Sydney, Australia

I'm a reformed private equity investor who now sits as a non-executive director on the boards of a range of companies (General Thinking, Cicada Innovations, Koda Capital, LeapFrog Investments, Andreasens Green, among others), doing what I can to help management make a positive difference. … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [see more]

Gavin Dixon

Commercialisation Manager | University of Wollongong

Wollongong, Australia

I help translate university research into use with a track record of products/services across disciplines of medicine, physical science, engineering and social science. I have a background in the medical sciences (neurobiology) and have been an AU patent and trademarks attorney since 2006. I mentor students and others in aspects of business development. I ran  … [see more]

Jonathan Duncan

Executive Producer

London, Great Britain

Recently arrived in London, producing/developing TV, film and digital projects alongside running marketing and content for a strategic B2B agency across UK and Asia Pacific. Prior to that I have many years experience across entertainment and marketing; generating new business and ideas, developing commercial partnerships for funding across feature film, TV and digital content projects  … [see more]

"Collect Moments, Not Things"

Maxwell Kangkolo

COO | HeroPay

LOS ANGELES, United States

Currently working as the COO at HeroPay. We work to help small business find the right payment solutions. I'm passionate about education, financial tech and systems design. Previous, ran an international consultancy firm, Global Opportunity (GO). A company focused on being at the forefront of developing and connecting tomorrow's most competitive and successful entrepreneurs, executives,  … [see more]

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Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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"To Truly Live. To Give Generously. To Smile With Joy."

Cassandra Kelly

Chairperson | Pottinger

New York, United States

I am a consultant strategist, thinker and tactician with a track record as both a corporate leader and an entrepreneur. I co-founded the multiple award winning company Pottinger to help companies around the world to make short term decisions that stand the test of time; and to give influential leaders the confidence to step into  … [see more]

Thiri Thant Mon

Co-Founder and Managing Director | Sandanila

Yangon, Myanmar

I am a managing director at Sandanila, a Yangon-based partnership which seeks to provide advice and to bring capital into Myanmar. I was previously at Yoma Strategic Holdings, Morgan Stanley and Capital One. I earned a degree in Economics from William & Mary and an MBA from the London Business School. … [see more]

"Projecting a Sustainable Future"

Norbert Barré

Co-Founder | Sustainable Film Fund

Cannes, France

I am the Co-founder of the Sustainable Film Fund initiative that is aiming at financing films showcasing a sustainable living. I am the Founder and Curator of TEDxCannes, a premium TED-like and officially bilingual event held at Palais des Festivals where the film festival takes place, for 800 attendees. Previously, I worked in an international  … [see more]

"Fear is your only limitation"

Chris Gabriel

Chairman | Alive Mobile Group

Sydney, Australia

I have delivered consistent double digit growth in telecommunications & technology companies across five continents. I derive success from an inclusive leadership style, cross-cultural sensitivity, intuition for customer motivation, and a sense of humour that keeps everything in perspective. I am currently an angel investor, mentor, senior advisor to Macquarie Group & chairman of Alive  … [see more]

"investing in the present through paying attention and growing collective interest"

Tammy Meyer

Advocate | the Commons

Vancouver, Canada

I am deeply concerned about the state of the world, and am inspired to connect and share with others who are working towards the 'common good'. Through generative, authentic and thoughtful conversations 'for the record', I am motivated to better understand the conditions that give rise to our challenges, and create spaces for people to  … [see more]

Jose Fernandez-Calvo

Owner | Grovear LLC

Miami, United States

Worked in Maritime Transport for over 20 years, now managing my own real estate investments in Miami. … [see more]

"helping others navigate hollywood since 1984"

Kenneth Hertz

Partner | Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP

Los Angeles, United States

I am a Senior Partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP. My partners and I specialize in representing talent and new media companies in the sports and entertainment industries. The firm's clients include Will and Jada Smith, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Idris Elba, The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Sir  … [see more]

"Know better; Do better."

Kate van Doore

Lecturer

Brisbane, Australia

I am a lawyer and academic working in the field of international children's rights and human trafficking. I am also the co-founder of the international NGO, Forget Me Not, working in Nepal, Uganda and India to keep children safe from child trafficking and family displacement. My research into whether the displacement of children from their  … [see more]

"Be kind"

Anasofia Monteblanco

Founder/CEO | ByteKnack

Reston, United States

I am creating a platform to teach children computational thinking and programming starting at age 7. I have been a technology sales professional for over 10 years. I love to travel, meet new people and learn about the future of technology. In my spare time I enjoy reading, art, architecture and modern design. … [see more]

"Catalyse magic- wherever you are"

Annalie Killian

Director | Sparks and Honey

New York, United States

I am driven to catalyse the magic of human potential that sets us apart from machines. My goal is to blend human creativity with business to integrate purpose and profit for a meaningful for society and making work more rewarding for people. Now based in New York City, I curate a global creative intelligence community  … [see more]

"experience (y)our humanity"

Murali Maheswaran

Social Evolutionary & Entrepreneur | thestilldynamic

Melbourne, Australia

I have always dreamed of a safe, free world, one where each person is invited to accept their unique arising and share its beauty. Growing up in Africa, in the shadow of apartheid and the Cold War, to emigrant parents - this was important to me at a profound level. In many ways this makes  … [see more]

Chantal Abouchar

CEO | The Studio

Sydney, Australia

The Studio is a community, platform and HUB (yet to launch) for media-tech and creative-tech startups. Its underlying purpose is to strengthen and develop the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries by fostering and supporting tech startups and facilitating engagement and opportunities for these startups across other industries. The Studio is a not-for-profit organisation.  … [see more]

"Learn. Do. Repeat"

Mark Hon

Early Stage Investor | sugar.sg

Singapore, Singapore

I am always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our portfolio companies in Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, London, and Vancouver. I am an accredited private investor with experience in leading early stage company to IPO. I am co-founder of Sugar venture builder and venture partner at Garage Technology Ventures. I am also the  … [see more]

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