Workshop: Sustainability and Growth Strategies
What fundraising and revenue strategies can sustain and grow the impact of connected wellbeing innovations? Hear from seasoned leaders in philanthropy, business and impact investing about pitfalls and opportunities.
November 9, 2023 at 10:30am – 12:00pm PST
Director of the Connected Learning Lab
Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist, learning scientist, entrepreneur, and an advocate for connected learning—learning that is equity-oriented, centered on youth interest, and socially connected. She is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine, where she directs the Connected Learning Lab; as well as co-founder of Connected Camps, a non-profit providing online learning experiences for kids in all walks of life.
David Ball is the Senior Director of SecondMuse’s Health and Local Economies, which includes the Headstream Accelerator. David has driven this portfolio of initiatives focused on working with changemakers and incumbent powers to create digital places and experiences where young people can thrive. David has led education, economic development, and social entrepreneurship programs around the world.
Carina Wong is a lifetime learner who loves working on big problems with visionary and creative leaders. A strategist by nature and designer by heart, she has a bias for action and a penchant to reframe problems as possibilities. She is an author, speaker, facilitator and the founder of Craft Strategies, a practice intentionally focused on helping the next generation of women of color succeed.
Jennifer Wu is a Venture Partner at Reach Capital, an early-stage impact fund focused on education technology, where she leads the fund’s impact efforts. Reach’s mission is to increase access to opportunity through high-quality education. She brings operational experience in tech startups, teaching, professional development, learning experience design, and student success to screening and supporting portfolio companies. Pervasive themes throughout her career include educational equity, transformative learning experiences, and innovation.