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Xeelion is the a crowdfunding platform for students–a university.edu email address is required to launch a campaign. The platform allows only scientific projects which meet requirements of sustainability in high-growth fields like IT, cleantech, life science, healthcare, medical devices, and mobile. Xeelion offers both reward and equity-based crowdfunding for entrepreneurs.

Devin Thorpe is the author of four books, including "Your Mark on the World" and "Crowdfunding for Social Good." Learn more here: http://amzn.to/17OMupC.
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Appalling that 28-30m people are living in slavery today - equivalent to half the UK population http://virg.in/lms
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
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Globally there are 5 billion people who still do not have access to personal computing. There are many great initiatives that try to bridge the digital divide, but with little success thus far. By separating the Software from the Hardware, Keepod manages to overcome most of the traditional constraints that were preventing personal computing from many. 

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Before Andyshea Saberioon graduated from Rhodes College (where he played basketball for 4 years), he had already raised more than $40,000 for Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and landed internships with international hotel companies where he helped with projects like a capital expenditure program for the acquisition of a Paris hotel, and conducting an analysis of an oil company’s finances. Of course, he also had jobs where he stocked hotel linen closets.So the Houston native who earned his master’s in Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College, knows how a good education can impact the kind of work you do and life you live. That was part of what inspired him to co-found and serve as CEO of PledgeCents.

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Ricky Johnson, co-founder and CFO of PledgeCents, earned his business administration degree in Finance at University of Texas at Austin. Since graduating, he has worked in Oil and Gas banking, helping to advise and structure large financial transactions for his clients. His job experiences range from financial services and banking to YMCA camp counselor and donut shop cashier. He’s traveled to over 17 countries and participated in mission trips, community building projects, food drives, and assisting low-income families with tax returns.
Johnson was born in Puerto Rico but moved to Houston, Texas when he was seven. Learning his passion for traveling early in life, Ricky spent several months studying in Spain and spends his spare time traveling to new international destinations and discovering the differences in culture first hand. It is through his travels that he developed a desire to help others in need.

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In eighth grade, Ricky met Andyshea at Second Baptist School in Houston, by playing on the same basketball team. They’ve been best friends ever since. They both were raised in households that taught the importance of philanthropy. Since high school, Ricky and Andy always mentioned about going into business with each other. When the opportunity arose, they were not only able to make a business but also make a social impact. Their passion for giving back and education has allowed them to grow a business that is making an impact in classrooms around the country.

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Robert S. Kaplan, co-chair of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, the largest venture philanthropy firm in the U.S. will join me for a live discussion of the strategies and impact of their approach: treating nonprofits like tech startups.

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The Mountain Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross in Provo, Utah recognizes local heroes in the community each year. 

On April 10, 2014 at 4:00 Mountain Time, Rachel Solomon of Provo’s American Red Cross office along with local Board Chair Dr. Jessica Egbert will join me for a live discussion with Lifetime Achievement Heroes David Dominguez and Lakshmi Johal-Dominguez.

Devin Thorpe is the author of four books, including "Your Mark on the World" and "Crowdfunding for Social Good." Learn more here: http://amzn.to/17OMupC.
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Sally’s bio:
Sally is a User Experience Designer who’s been in the Tech industry since they were partying like it was 1999. Sally began her career as a Web Designer and Illustrator for ExploreLearning — makers of interactive math and science simulations. After ExploreLearning, she spent two years as a bicycle messenger, first in New York City, then in Richmond, Virginia. Sally then resumed her tech career as the Senior Web Designer for Crutchfield.
She went on to join Yahoo, working as an Interaction Designer on a massive redesign of Yahoo Sports. After her time at Yahoo, Sally spent the next five years as a Product Design consultant in San Francisco, working with companies like George Lucas Educational Foundation, Lynda.com,  23andMe, and Singly.
Sally is now the Co-founder and CEO of Pinoccio. She lives car-free in Ann Arbor, Michigan and draws comics and cartoons about bicycle advocacy.

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Eric Jennings’ primary interest lies in the connection between software, hardware, people, and the environment in which they live. Eric’s technical background is diverse, with over 15 years of experience.
In 1999, he founded Loopshot, a custom software development company building web applications for small startups to 50,000 employee healthcare firms.
Later, he became the chief architect at MyShape, an online retail clothing startup.
Eric then became the Co-founder and CTO of ToVieFor, which was accepted to the 2011 NYC TechStars program, won the NYU Stern School Business Plan competition, and launched at 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt.
Eric is now the Co-founder and CTO of Pinoccio. His other interests lie in analog synthesizers, urban homesteading and permaculture.

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Chris Tyrrell is a founding member and CEO of OfferBoard—an investment platform that leverages the technology of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB)—the world’s oldest small equities funding platform—to help companies raise capital through Regulation D securities offerings. Chris has more than 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, financial law, technology and capital markets, having managed and founded two private technology companies and been involved in more than $20 billion of financing transactions. As an attorney, he specialized in asset-based finance at the Wall Street law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Currently, Chris serves as manager of Nehemiah Investments, a venture-focused family office in Princeton, New Jersey.

Chris is global advocate for crowdfunding, as he serves as chairman of CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the leading advocacy organization for securities crowdfunding industry participants in the U.S. He is a non-executive board member of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), the oldest and largest online small equities platform in the world. He was also a delegate to the Third Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Chris is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Virginia School of Law.
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  • Self Employed
    Speaker and Author, 2012 - present
  • South China University of Technology
    Professor, 2011 - 2012
  • MonaVie
    Chief Financial Officer, 2008 - 2011
  • Thorpe Capital Group
    Managing Director, 2000 - 2007
  • USANA Health Sciences
    Treasurer, 1996 - 199
  • New York State Electric & Gas
    Accounting Intern, 1992 - 1993
  • USTAR
    Managing Director, 2007 - 2008
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Salt lake City, UTah
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Guangzhou, China - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Spokane, Washington - Ithaca, New York - Centreville, Virginia - Provo, Utah
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Championing social good.
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Devin Thorpe thinks he is the luckiest person alive. After being “let go” from the best job he’d ever had—as the Chief Financial Officer of the multinational food and beverage company MonaVie—he and his wife ended up living in China for a year where he wrote Your Mark On The World and embarked on the career he’d always wanted yet hadn’t dared dream. Now, as an author, a popular guest speaker and Forbes contributor, Devin is devoted full time to championing social good. His current life isn’t much like his past. As an entrepreneur, Devin ran—at separate times—a boutique investment banking firm and a small mortgage company.  He served as the Treasurer for the multinational vitamin manufacturer USANA Health Sciences years before becoming CFO for MonaVie. Over his career he led or advised on the successful completion of $500 million in transactions. Devin squeezed in two brief stints in government, including two years working for Jake Garn on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Staff and another year working for an independent state agency called USTAR, where he helped foster technology entrepreneurship during Governor Jon Huntsman’s administration. Devin is proud to have graduated from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, which recognized him as a Distinguished Alum in 2006.  He also earned an MBA at Cornell University where he ran the student newspaper, Cornell Business. Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth with the loving support of his wife, Gail.  Their son Dayton is a PhD candidate in Physics at UC Berkeley (and Devin rarely misses an opportunity to mention that).
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  • Cornell University
  • University of Utah
  • Central Valley High School
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