A one-day conference geared to help entrepreneurs, innovators, and connectors take their thinking to the next level.

Sloane Davidson


Sloane Davidson is working to make more people feel welcome

Sloane Davidson is the Founder and CEO of Hello Neighbor, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives.

Prior to starting Hello Neighbor, Sloane worked for fifteen years across the intersection of philanthropy and digital marketing.


David Perell

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David Perell writes about brands, tech, and business

David is on a mission to transform our relationship with information. Specifically, his work explores how we consume, organize, and share ideas.

For an introduction to David’s writing, I recommend What the Hell is Going On? The article has been read by over 100,000 people.

As an Emergent Ventures Fellow, David’s work is supported by Tyler Cowen (named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers) and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.


Jim Gibbs


Jim Gibbs took a unique approach to his startup

Jim Gibbs is the cofounder and CEO of Meter Feeder. His startup got into the 2016 winter cohort of Y Combinator, the world’s most prestigious tech incubator.

After the initial process, Jim moved his company back from Silicon Valley to Braddock, PA. Why?

Jim will explain the benefits, the challenges, and what he’s learned from this rare story.