March 10, 2016 at Impact Hub Bay Area in San Francisco.
Meetup Event Page: http://www.meetup.com/Wisdompreneurs/events/229248522/
The life of an entrepreneur is intense with competing priorities and constantly shifting demands in a climate of uncertainty. Hear from a group of entrepreneurs that are using wisdom practices and emotional intelligence to increase their quality of life and business success. Stay after the talk to network with other entrepreneurs, including a group of entrepreneurs visiting from the Impact Hub in Zurich, Switzerland.
We are experiencing a rapid technical and cultural evolution, of which the Bay Area is a central node in the global innovation network. As exponential technologies move from labs to streets, mindfulness grows from temples to corporate campuses, and we start to see accelerators at city hall, it’s clear a major paradigm shift is underway. Welcome to the future, we will be exploring the technologies and modalities that will be reshaping the world in the next decade. As much as San Francisco has been about disruption lately, the next wave of emergence has the potential to radically reshape industries and our ways of being. Where’s the next edge? What will be required? How can we contribute to a more purposeful future? Will our social systems be able to keep up with the technology we are creating?
Join Impact Hub SF, Wisdompreneurs and swissnex San Francisco for a night of engaging conversations, insights and networking with the winners of the SAFT – Energy startup solutions for 2050 challenge. SAFT is an cleantech-focused international accelerator program initiated by Impact Hub Fellowship Association, Impact Hub Zürich and swissnex San Francisco.
James Hanusa is Chief Innovation Artist with Urban Innovation Exchange Global. UIX Global is an economic development agency with that works on the design and development of innovation ecosystems that include sustainability, civic innovation and creative culture. James is Global Advisor to the Burning Man Project focused on strategy and support structure development for the cultures global network. In his role of New Initiatives for Burning Man, James worked on special projects, organization development, communications and innovation initiatives. James’s background encompasses teaching social media at Ex’pression College and urban sustainability organizing for 350.org, Global Campaign for Climate Action and others. His previous professional experience includes roles in business development and strategic alliances for information technology and social media companies including Intel, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Garrigan Lyman. He holds an M.B.A. in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University
Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Darian Rodriguez Heyman is an accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, impact investor, and best-selling author. His work “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he edited the best-selling book, Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals (Wiley & Sons) and more recently, authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101, the first truly comprehensive yet practical guide to all aspects of fundraising for your cause. Heyman also co-founded the only global conference series dedicated to social media for social good, Social Media for Nonprofits, and served as a Commissioner for the Environment for the City & County of San Francisco.
Shana Rappaport has worked actively and passionately for over a decade as a community organizer and industry convener to advance sustainability solutions. Through her current work with GreenBiz as Director of Engagement for VERGE, Shana is scaling the leading global event series focused on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability across sectors in a climate-constrained world. Her primary responsibilities include spearheading public sector engagement and smart city initiatives; running VERGE Accelerate, a program for early-stage companies; and directing experiential facets of the VERGE Interconnect interactive vendor and technology showcase.
Shana previously served as the Director of Education for Bioneers, and as an instrumental community leader during her time as an undergraduate and graduate student at USC. Shana is on the Board of Project Drawdown, a Senior Advisor to the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Global Challenge, and a trained leader of the Climate Reality Project.
Cory A. Smith
Cory A. Smith is a successful social entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Wisdom Labs. Most recently, Cory was the first Mayor’s Innovation Fellow for the City of San Francisco. Previously, Cory was the CEO of Hub Bay Area, a place for purpose-driven people to connect and build solutions for a better world and Hub Ventures, a startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build their world-changing startups better and faster. He was also the CEO of the Social Capital Markets Conference, the leading conference that connects global innovators to build a market at the intersection of money and meaning. Previously, he co-founded MediaCast and Webcast Solutions, two companies that produced many of the first webcasts in the world featuring bands, CEO’s and global leaders.