Katie Olson is the Director of Program Design at UI LABS which is an independent not-for-profit research, training, and commercialization center based in Chicago, designed to bring together top-flight academic leaders and students with leading businesses in innovative academic-industry partnerships that pair cutting-edge research with real commercial applications. PLEASE VISIT http://www.uilabs.org/ Read More
Katherine Darnstadt is the Founder and Principal Architect at Latent Design which is a Chicago based design firm working at the intersection of architecture and community development to create social, economic and environmental impact beyond the building. They use design as a tool to make the invisible forces impacting a project at local and global levels; policy, culture, climate, economy, visible through architecture. PLEASE VISIT http://www.latentdesign.net/ Read More
MarySue Barrett is the President at Metropolitan Planning Council which is a solutions-oriented leader of independent organization working to improve Chicagoland's economic vibrancy and livability. The Metropolitan Planning Council connects the dots between government, community, and business leaders, using compelling research, persuasive advocacy, and cutting-edge demonstration projects. It is best known for bringing the right people together at the right time, expertise spans infrastructure, housing, environment, land use, and fiscal policies. PLEASE VISIT http://www.metroplanning.org/index.html Read More
S2:E9 KARA ZUCKER, NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR MONEYTHINK
Literacy is a large topic in America. Usually when we talk about literacy we refer to technological and literary literacy, but what about financial? It's never too early to teach our children about the responsibility of money and finances. Known as the "Instagram of money" the MoneyThink app is really changing the way kids think about their money. PLEASE VISIT http://moneythink.org Read More
S1:E2 DEMOND DRUMMER, TECH ORGANIZER AT TEAMWORK ENGLEWOOD
Their goal is to unite the many organizations serving Englewood residents and work toward the common goal of building a stronger community. Demond facilitates digital leadership trainings with block club members, parent leaders and business owners in Chicago's Englewood community. PLEASE VISIT http://www.teamworkenglewood.org/ Read More
Neal Sales-Griffin is the CEO at CodeNow which is a nonprofit focused on teaching underrepresented high school students computer programming, through free, extra- curricular, off-campus trainings. Their goal is to lower the barriers normally associated with technology by giving students exposure to programming at an early age when they are beginning to explore their options. PLEASE VISIT https://www.codenow.org/ Read More
S1:E1 AMANDA BRITT, FOUNDER OF PANZANZEE
Panzanzee is Chicago's first social impact coworking space, incubator & entrepreneur community. Their mission is to grow companies that tackle the world's toughest social challenges by providing discovery, resources, trust and traction for entrepreneurs and professionals. PLEASE VISIT http://panzanzee.com Read More
S1:E3 RAJEEV CHOPRA, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE MIS DEPARTMENT
The MIS Department, Inc. is an IT services and consulting firm based in Chicago. In 2012 Rajeev served as the CIO at Obama for America, President Obama's reelection campaign, where he was responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of internal IT infrastructure, security, inward-facing application development, personal technology and HQ and office infrastructure in more than 900 field offices across the country. PLEASE VISIT http://www.misdepartment.com/ Read More

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