Event Video An unusual gathering of innovators, tech founders, and interesting troublemakers working in the name of good. With the ubiquity of technology in our digital age a lot of discussion centers around on the harm that can result from this massive change. While there are unintended consequences of any mass societal shift – the Tech for Good Summit is here to discuss how technology brings wide-ranging positive impacts to people on a massive scale. Please join us in this topical discussion with industry insiders and sponsoring companies. You will hear insights specific to them and their industries as well as be given an opportunity to ask your own questions. The event is free and the cash bar will be open with a full menu
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES
Founder of Spotivity, a dynamic and interactive search, mapping, and education app that helps enable users (kids and/or parents) make the best decisions about how to use time outside of school hours. The goal of Spotivity is to maximize afterschool time for both the targeted 13-17 user and the programs looking to increase growth. Spotivity removes key logistical barriers to entry, promotes positive networking opportunities, while providing a platform for corporate marketers to engage with a key demographic market.
JEFFERY BECKHAM JR
INNOVATION EXPERT AND LEADERSHIP COACH
Jeffery is a community leader and tech-entrepreneur known for advancing the fight for equity and exposure for youth in Chicago. WVON and Ariel Investments named Jeffery one of Chicago’s Top 40 Game Changers Under 40 years old. He serves as Vice President of Career and Leadership Development at Chicago Scholars as runs his own digital media startup Black Box Creative.
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
Anson is a design-driven serial entrepreneur. At the age of 23, he founded a millennial design agency which worked with both regional and national brands and was recently ranked among the top 10 agencies in Chicago by Clutch. In 2017, Anson also founded GREY Lifestyle with a vision of making GREY synonymous with the entrepreneurial spirit. By 2018, GREY Journal has risen to be one of the fastest-growing online magazines for founders, entrepreneurs, and self-starters. In 2019, GREY Style is also gaining tremendous momentum in many startup communities as the preferred fashion brand.
BUSINESS LAWYER AT HERSHMAN COHEN
Leslee is the Principal at Hershman Cohen LLC, a business law boutique firm. Her firm focuses on helping clients who are raising private funds or compensating service providers with equity in order to grow their businesses, start new enterprises or purchase real estate. Hershman Cohen are specialists with respect to venture capital and private equity transactions as well as friends and family offerings.
CO-DIRECTOR AT FOUNDER INSTITUTE
Jason Randolf is an Entrepreneur and seasoned marketer of 15 years who has built both tech companies and brands. He co-founded the adtech firm Adshift (named a top Adtech firm in Chicago by Built In Chicago) and had a successful exit in 2016. He is also the Co-director of the Chicago Founder Institute and focused helping early-stage technology brands build.
CEO & HOST OF TECHNORI
Scott is a Chicago-based entrepreneur, Technori CEO, and host of The Startup Showcase on WGN Radio. I focus to democratize entrepreneurship; making it easier for people of all backgrounds to more easily start and scale a business. As CEO of Technori, I’ve played a small role in shaping Chicago into one of the largest and most inclusive tech ecosystems in the world.