We’re experiencing a great response for our event exploring the latest trends in social impact investing and startups at 1871, one of the largest technology incubators in the United States. If you can’t make it…you can follow in real-time viaFBLive
You’ll hear from UChicago faculty, alumni, and seasoned entrepreneurs about how startups can reshape government and the social sector. We are delighted to welcome the following panelists:
- Brett Goldstein, Senior Fellow; Special Adviser for Urban Science. Brett Goldstein is the Managing Partner of Ekistic Ventures, he’s a founding member of Open Table and former Chief Data Officer to Mayor Rahm Emanuel
- Tom Alexander, Chief Operating Officer for 1871. Tom Alexander has served as deputy communications director for Mayor Rahm Emanuel as well as senior communications director at the University of Chicago. Tom is a mentor and advisor to numerous startups and early-stage companies at 1871 and beyond.
- Anne Rogers, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science Senior Fellow, Computation Institute. Anne Rogers is the Director of the Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) and faculty co-Director of the Computational Analysis and Public Policy Masters Program (MSCAPP), which is a joint effort of the Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Computer Science.
- Alex Niemczewski, CEO & Co-Founder of BallotReady- Alex is leading force leveraging technology and information to empower voters and strengthen our democracy. Alex is also UChicago graduate, AmeriCorp Chapter President and coding instructor at the Booth School of Business.
We have a great mix of alumni, current students, and civic leaders who may meet the next value-added investor, must-hire, collaborator, or future client.
With most governments and non-profits facing fiscal constraints, the ability to develop new models to drive innovation from within or through a startup is even more critical which is why UChicago focuses on supporting the ecosystem needed to help entrepreneurs. Over the next few months, Harris will be sharing plans to working more closely with 1871 providing our students with more access to leading-edge social impact startups.