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Northside Innovation, powered by Dell and Intel, Present “FOR GOOD: The Value of Social Entrepreneurship”

May 4 @ 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 

| Free

“How startups create the sustainable products and technologies that are helping run our cities better ”

Entrepreneurs today are thinking far outside their own office — instead, they’re thinking of how their products, technologies, and ideas can benefit the global community. Miami’s forward-thinking, socially minded entrepreneurs will discuss what sustainability and social value mean to them with social change organizations and urban living experts.

Join Northside Innovation, powered by Dell and Intel, for beer, food, and conversation.

The panel moderator:

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey
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.

The panelists:

Michael Hall
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
Chief of Engagement, Miami-Dade County

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
Co-founder of Urban.US

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.

And more speakers:

Kane Sarhan
Co-founder of 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 Dew
Founder + Chief Storyteller, Social Swag

Michelle Dow​-Okomo​ 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.

More speakers to be included, stay tuned!


May 4
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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