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Apr 26 6:00PM - 9:00PM

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Garrett Melby (GoodCompany Ventures)

Garrett Melby is co-founder and Executive Director of GoodCompany Ventures, an accelerator for social entrepreneurs. GCVs graduates have mobilized over $50mm in private capital and its proprietary curriculum provides the operating system for FastFWD, an accelerator addressing public safety issues funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Climate Ventures 2.0, an accelerator addressing climate threats developed in collaboration with the White House Climate Data Initiative.

Garrett is also a Director of Generocity.org. and a founding member of Investors Circles first regional chapter. He has served on the investment/selection committees for Investors Circle, the Wharton Social Venture Fund, Wells Fargo Fellowship, William James Foundation and Defy Ventures and as a speaker at national social enterprise and impact investing events, including the SOCAP, Sustainatopia, the World Innovation Summit, Goldman Sachs 10KSB, Social Venture Institute, NPR, Investors Circle, Business 2.0 Summit, Wharton Private Equity Conference and MIT Climate Colab.

Previously, Garrett was a VC with Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a $12 billion NYSE listed technology incubator. He began his impact investment career as an emerging market finance attorney in the New York, London and Washington offices of Skadden Arps. Garrett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University.

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6:00 pm Networking and Food

7:00 pm Fireside Chat

8:00 pm Networking

Speaker

Garrett Melby - Good Company Ventures

Hosted By

Peter Crysdale, Region Director

Peter is the Founder/CEO of StrategyHack, running marketing strategy hackathons for startups and professional marketers. He has a diverse background with 8+ years experience spanning engineering, social good and technology startups. In his spare time, he enjoys day dreaming and cross country skiing.


Twitter: @PCrysdale Anthony Maher, Philadelphia Chapter Director

Formerly a 10+ Year Professional Soccer Player, Anthony is a startup real estate entrepreneur and community builder. He's passionate about building companies with amazing people and creating as much value and impact as possible. Currently, Anthony is the Co-Founder & CEO of Benjamins Desk, Philly's premier coworking community for mobile professionals, entrepreneurs, and startups. Along with his brother Mike and BD Leadership Team, Anthony recently launched FirstBase, a startup real estate brokerage that helps match startups with the best office brokers and then powers them with discounted services when they find their office home. A lover of all things Philly, you can typically find Anthony, his wife, and their three boys at a PHL playground near you!


Charlotte Lee, Philadelphia Community Manager

Philadelphia Chapter Director


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