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This event occurred on
May 30, 2015
11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

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2401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103
United States
Event type:
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Anna Aagenes

Anna Aagenes is currently the Vice President of Program Development and Community Relations for You Can Play. Previously, she served as the co-founder and Executive Director of GO! (Generation Out) Athletes, the first national network dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQ student athletes. Anna also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for PA State Representative Brian Sims. During college, Anna competed as a NCAA Division I Women's Track & Field athlete for the University of Pennsylvania.

Christine Krzyzanowski

Christine Krzyzanowski is co-founder and chief marketing officer (CMO) for Xtreme Tilt, LLC., where she leads marketing for the gaming company worldwide. Prior to becoming CMO in March 2015, Christine was co-founder and chief marketing officer for ARK Publicity, LLC. and EPiCK Media, LLC., both niche marketing sister agencies with a specialty in celebrity marketing engagement. She is also co-founder of Power Play Women, an online portal for mentoring young women and connecting them virtually with powerful women within an array of professions. Christine holds a master’s degree from Drexel University in Marketing and International Business.

Ellen Weber

Ellen is the Executive Director of the Fox School of Business’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, which proactively promotes the entrepreneurial spirit throughout all 17 schools and colleges of Temple University. She is also the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures, a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia region. Ellen was the COO and co-founder of VisionMine, which allows corporate clients collaborative access to early start-up innovations, new technologies, and entrepreneurs that solve business problems. She was an advisory board member of Philly Startup Leaders, championed the Philly Tech Meetup, and is a board member of the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia. Ellen earned her Bachelors of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is a Ph.D. candidate at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and a Master of Bioethics candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, and teaches social work and global health courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. In 2013, Jessica received the 2013 Turning Point Prize, awarded by WOMEN'S WAY and Women for Social Innovation, to fund the Refugee Women's Textile Initiative, a community-based participatory program with Burmese, Bhutanese, and Iraqi refugee women. Jessica earned a Master of Social Service from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Liberal Arts with a Certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Laura Wass

Laura Wass is the founder of WXYZ Jewelry, a Brooklyn-based accessories brand. WXYZ stands at the intersection of art, fashion and design, specializing in jewelry, headpieces, objects and handbags. WXYZ is sold in top stores including Colette, Joyce, Net-A-Porter, 10 Corso Como Seoul, Boon the Shop, Selfridges, H. Lorenzo, and ODD, among others. WXYZ is worn by celebrities and musicians including Lady Gaga and Beyonce in her music video "7/11," and has been featured in the New York Times T Magazine, W magazine, WWD, WSJ, Vogue, Nylon, Numero, Elle, and more.

Lauren Fine

Lauren Fine, Esq. is the co-founder and Co-Director of the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) and a 2014 Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellow, in partnership with the Open Society Foundations. Before YSRP, Lauren was a Zubrow Fellow in Children's Law at Juvenile Law Center, a federal law clerk, and a research assistant/project manager at the Brookings Institution. Lauren is a graduate of Yale University and Duke University School of Law. ​She is a "Big Sister" to an awesome 15 year old and volunteers with the Pennsylvania Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.

Morgan Berman

Morgan co-founded MilkCrate, a digital hub for the sustainability community, after living in West Philadelphia and discovering that there was a growing community of people like her who wanted to live more sustainably in their neighborhood but lacked a central place to share information and learn how to do good in their daily lives. Morgan launched her first start-up when she was 17 years old, as a fashion company she started with her mother, remaking vintage purses into one-of-a-kind creations. She sold her designs to acclaimed brands like Anthropologie and Joan Shepp. She holds a Masters of Science in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University.

Natalie Ledbetter

Driven by a passion for building relationships, and helping people find their dream jobs, Natalie has been in people operations for the past nine years of her career. Prior to joining Curalate as Director of Talent Acquisition, Natalie held positions in sales, event production, account management and human resources in industries ranging from fashion to banking and 3D printing. Her foray into startups began two years ago, and she attributes her ability to build diverse teams of high performers to intuition and a deep desire to understand what makes people tick. Natalie grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, and spent her formative years attending an international school with over sixty nationalities.

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