Philadelphia

October 13-15, 2017

Events / Philadelphia 2017

Overview

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Judges & Mentors

Judges

Christopher Gray

Co-founder, Scholly

After winning $1.3 million in scholarships himself, Christopher Gray founded Scholly, an app that helps students easily find scholarships for college. Scholly was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, landing a deal with Daymond John and Lori Greiner and sparking the biggest fight in Shark Tank history. To date, Scholly has over 1 million users and has helped students raise over $70 million in scholarships. Christopher was named a 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Entrepreneurship. He also made the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Entrepreneurship, making the top of the list. Christopher is also one of Oprah’s Inaugural Super Soul 100 honorees, Oprah’s list of her favorite people.

Yasmine Mustafa

Founder, CEO, ROAR for Good

Mustafa attended Temple University part-time, financing her own education and graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2006. In 2009, she started 123LinkIt, a company created to help writers make money off of their blogs. She also founded the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a nonprofit organization that teaches web and software development to women.  Mustafa is the founder and CEO of ROAR for Good, a company which creates wearable technology to empower women and increase safety. In 2016, Mustafa was recognized in BBC's annual 100 Women series where the recognize significant achievements of women around the world.

Mason Wartman

Owner, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza

Leaving his job on Wall Street, Mason Wartman returned to his hometown of Philadelphia to open Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. The restaurant serves 1$ slices of pizza while giving customers the option to pay extra to buy slices for the homeless. After gaining national attention on The Ellen Show, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza has now given away over 70,000 slices of pizza.

Robert Cheetham

Founder and CEO, Azavea

Robert is the Founder and CEO of Azavea, an award-winning software development, analysis, and visualization firm that applies geospatial technology for civic, social, and environmental impact.

Mentors

Anthony Gold

Co-Founder & COO, ROAR for Good

Anthony Gold is a parallel entrepreneur, investor, and board member for several companies (for profit and non-profit) in the Philadelphia region. His most recent co-venture is a wearable tech company called ROAR for Good, which focuses on reducing assaults, empowering women, and transforming society.

Morgan Berman

CEO and Founder, MilkCrate

Morgan is the CEO and founder of MilkCrate, a platform that enables people — employees of corporations, members of nonprofits, students and staff at schools — the chance to make collective social impact by incentivizing and tracking behavior on the individual level. A multidisciplinary designer, Morgan received her Masters of Science in Sustainable Design at Philadelphia University, where she focused on interactive and industrial design within the broader context of sustainability. Prior to her work as a sustainability advocate and designer, she worked as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and as an educator/advocate in women’s health.


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