March 2-3, 2017

The Chapel, San Francisco, CA

Presented in Partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal

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About the Conference

Accelerate Good Global is a sector-defining event, uniting tech nonprofit entrepreneurs, technology leaders, and philanthropists who believe in leveraging tech for good.

The world’s toughest problems – from global healthcare, to the education gap, to civil rights – deserve solutions powered by the best technology. All over the world diverse tech nonprofit founders are solving our most pressing issues through social innovation, the support of Silicon Valley tech, and new funding models. Accelerate Good Global unites the entire social impact ecosystem for two days focused on building community, challenging nonprofit norms, and cultivating new solutions around tech and philanthropy to build a next-generation social sector.

Presented by Fast Forward in Partnership with Comcast NBCU

Fast Forward is the startup accelerator that exclusively equips tech nonprofits with the financial and human capital necessary to scale. Since 2014, Fast Forward has accelerated 23 tech nonprofits that are now collectively impacting over 10 million lives. Comcast NBCUniversal supports startups, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofits using the power of media and technology to benefit communities we serve.

Defining the Tech Nonprofit Sector

Tech nonprofits achieve impact at scale by combining a core tech product and nonprofit business model. Accelerate Good Global will introduce you to the social entrepreneurs leading the way.

Tech Nonprofit Pre-Conference

The March 2nd pre-conference comprises curated programming specific to the needs and wants of tech-nonprofit executives. Tech nonprofit founders and executive team are invited to join for a day of off-the-record conversations, workshops, and collaboration.

Kick-Off Party

Accelerating good calls for celebration! Join us for the Accelerate Good Global Kick-Off Party at 5:00pm Thursday, March 2nd for cocktails, music, food, and fun.

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Our Speakers

Solving the world’s most pressing social issues requires radical innovation. Join us to hear from pioneers in tech philanthropy, leaders in the tech nonprofit sector, and the technologists supporting the tech for good movement.

Charles Duhigg
Charles DuhiggSenior Editor, The New York Times

Reporter for The New York Times and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Power of Habit.

Bill Draper
Bill DraperFounder, Sutter Hill Ventures & Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

One of the West Coast’s first venture capitalists and Co-Chair of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.

Katherine MaherExecutive Director, The Wikimedia Foundation

Chief executive officer for the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, one of the world’s most beloved websites.

Hadi PartoviFounder & CEO,

A tech entrepreneur and investor, Hadi is CEO of the education non-profit which has established computer science classes in 15% of US classrooms. 

Jacquelline FullerPresident, and Google Foundation

Leads, Google’s philanthropy, which provides more than $200 million yearly to support innovators using technology for humanity.

Mike Krieger
Mike KriegerCo-Founder & CTO, Instagram

Mike is an entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram in 2010. He has since scaled Instagram’s engineering team to a more than 50+ person organization.

Kaitlyn Krieger
Kaitlyn KriegerPresident & Founder, Future Justice Fund

The Future Justice Fund is a new grantmaking organization focusing on criminal justice reform in the United States.

Premal Shah
Premal ShahCo-Founder,

Since co-founding Kiva in 2005, Premal has worked to promote Kiva’s mission and enable over 1M small businesses in over 75 countries to be financed by Kiva lenders.

Ben Rattray
Ben RattrayFounder & CEO,

Ben was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, Fortune’s 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders, & Fast Company’s most creative people in business.

Kara SwisherCo-Executive Editor and Co-Founder at Recode

Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference.

James TynanVP Strategy and Operations, Khan Academy

James leads Khan Academy’s efforts to bring a free world-class education to more students by developing products, programs and partnerships for and with teachers, schools, and districts.

Liz GannesSenior Reporter, 60db

Liz is a Senior Reporter at 60db, and was part of the founding team at Recode.

Dalila Wilson-ScottSVP, Community Investment & President, the Comcast Foundation

Dalila Wilson-Scott is Senior Vice President of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation.

Jim Fruchterman
Jim FruchtermanFounder & CEO, Benetech

Former rocket engineer, leading social entrepreneur & CEO of Benetech, which created five world changing technology social enterprises.

Oliver Hurst-Hiller
Oliver Hurst-HillerCTO,

Leads the tech & UX that power’s philanthropic marketplace, which has gathered nearly $500 million in donations to help 21 million students.

Erin Reilly VP, Social Impact & General Manager,

Formerly a Marketing lead at Google, Erin is the first Executive Director of, the non-profit arm of Twilio Inc.

Rey Faustino
Rey FaustinoCEO & Founder, One Degree

Rey launched tech nonprofit One Degree in 2011 to ensure that all families have access to services they need to overcome poverty.

HeeJae Lim
Heejae LimExecutive Director, Talking Points

TalkingPoints is a multilingual communication platform that connects teachers and families for increased engagement in their students’ education.

Jess KutchCo-Founder & Co-Director, is a platform for people to advocate for change in the workplace. Previously, Jess spent time at & the SEIU.

Brittany PacknettCo-Founder, Campaign Zero

Brittany is an activist and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero. She also serves as Vice President, National Community Alliances, at Teach For America.

Esra’a Al Shafei
Esra’a Al ShafeiFounder & Executive Director, is a platform amplifying underrepresented voices through freedom of expression & access to information.

Evan Marwell
Evan MarwellCEO, EducationSuperHighway

A serial entrepreneur who started companies in the telecom, software, hedge fund, & consumer retailing industries, Evan is Founder & CEO of EducationSuperHighway.

Michelle BrownFounder & CEO, CommonLit

A Teach for America alumna & Founder/CEO of award-winning nonprofit education tech organization dedicated to improving adolescent literacy rates.

Jessica Ladd
Jess LaddFounder, Callisto

Callisto is a tech platform built to combat sexual assault by empowering survivors to make the choice that’s right for them.

CJ Rayhill
CJ RayhillCTO, Public Library of Science

CTO at Public Library of Science (PLOS), a nonprofit publisher, innovator and advocacy organization.

Grace Carey
Grace GareyCo-Founder, Watsi

Previously, Grace worked in humanitarian advocacy in DC and launched a student outreach program at Kiva that generated $5M for entrepreneurs in its first year.

Kevin Barenblat
Kevin BarenblatCo-Founder & President, Fast Forward

Kevin is an experienced software entrepreneur and the Co-Founder/President of Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech nonprofits.

Lisa HogenChief Development Officer, Kiva

Lisa leads Kiva’s fundraising & communication team to develop unique partnerships with corporations & foundations to drive growth.

Jared Chung
Jared ChungFounder, is a technology nonprofit that uses online volunteering to crowdsource career advice for young people, reaching over 1.5 million students.

Omar Khan CTO, Common Sense

Omar Khan was one of the founding members of Common Sense Media and is the current CTO. With ISL Consulting, he built the original website for the organization in 2002.

Kiah WilliamsCo-Founder & Director, SIRUM

As Co-Founder of SIRUM, the “” for unused medicine, Kiah has helped redistribute $7 million of medicine across 4 states

Shannon Farley
Shannon FarleyCo-Founder & Executive Director of Fast Forward

Shannon is a Co-Founder & ED of Fast Forward. Previously, she was the founding ED of Spark, the world’s largest network of millennial philanthropists.

Sixto CancelCEO, Think of Us

A White House Champion of Change, Sixto leads Think of Us, a digital personal advisory board for foster youth.

Josh NesbitCEO, Medic Mobile

Josh Nesbit is the Chief Executive Officer of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit organization founded to improve health in the hardest-to-reach communities.

Vineet SingalCEO & Co-Founder, CareMessage

Vineet is Co-Founder & CEO at CareMessage, the organization building mobile technology to improve the health of underserved populations. CareMessage has served over 1M patients since 2013.

Karima ZedanDirector, Internet Essentials at Comcast

As Director, Internet Essentials for Comcast Corporation, Karima leads the nation’s largest, most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income families.

Scott BudmanBusiness & Technology Reporter, NBC News

Scott Budman is an Emmy Award winning reporter and anchor who hosts the station’s long-running weekly technology program Tech Now! and reports on business and technology for NBC Bay Area.

Maria Choi
Maria ChoiVP Fundraising & Partnerships, Fast Forward

Prior to Fast Forward, Maria led fundraising at, where she raised over $65 million in support of the organization’s mission.


March 2, 2017Tech Nonprofit Pre-Conference10:00am - 5:00PM
All attendees are invited to the official Accelerate Good Global Kick-Off Party from 5-7pm Thursday night at The Chapel
01 9:30 – 10:30am Registration & Breakfast
02 10:30 – 10:40am WelcomeShannon Farley & Kevin Barenblat, Fast Forward + Dalila Wilson-Scott, Comcast NBCUniversal
03 10:40 – 11:15am What I Know NowJim Fruchterman, Benetech
04 11:15 – 11:45am Overcoming the Struggle With ScaleErin Reilly, & Vineet Singal, CareMessage
05 11:45 – 1:00pm Lunch & Networking
06 1:00 – 1:30pm Bridging the 2nd Digital DivideEvan Marwell, EducationSuperHighway & Karima Zedan, Comcast Internet Essentials
07 1:30 – 2:05pm Impact PivotPremal Shah,
08 2:05 – 2:30pm The Power of Media & StorytellingKristin Lowe, SVP Production at Universal Studios
09 2:30 – 3:30pm Afternoon Break
10 3:30 – 4:05pm Fundraising Bo$$esGrace Garey, Watsi; Maria Choi, Fast Forward; Lisa Hogen, with Shannon Farley, Fast Forward
11 4:05 – 4:35pm Responding in Uncertain TimesJacquelline Fuller,
12 4:35 – 4:45pm Closing
13 5:00 – 7:00pm Kick-Off Party
March 3, 2017Accelerate Good Global Summit10:00am - 6:00pm
Blend of Fireside Chats led by Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Power of Habit, in conversation with leaders in tech philanthropy and social change, interspersed with tech for good talks from the cutting-edge tech nonprofits you haven’t heard from before.
01 9:00 – 10:00am Registration & Breakfast
02 10:00 – 10:10am Opening RemarksShannon Farley & Kevin Barenblat, Fast Forward + Dalila Wilson-Scott,Comcast NBCUniversal
03 10:10 – 10:35am Social Impact – The New American Dream?Hadi Partovi, in conversation with Charles Duhigg, The New York Times
04 10:35 – 10:45am Tech for Good Talks – EducationMichelle Brown, CommonLit // Heejae Lim, TalkingPoints
05 10:45 – 11:10am Hacking Criminal Justice ReformMike Krieger, Co-Founder and CTO of Instagram & Kaitlyn Krieger, President of Future Justice Fund in conversation with Charles Duhigg, The New York Times
06 11:10 – 11:35am CTOs for GoodOliver Hurst-Hiller,; CJ Rayhill, PLOS; Omar Khan, Common Sense in conversation with Kara Swisher, Recode
07 11:35 – 11:45am Tech for Good Talk – Counseling, DisruptedJared Chung, // Jess Ladd, Callisto
08 11:45 – 1:10pm Lunch
09 1:10 – 1:35pm Why Accelerate Good?Kevin Barenblat & Shannon Farley, Co-Founders of Fast Forward in conversation with Charles Duhigg, The New York Times
10 1:35 – 1:40pm Tech for Good Talk: Civic EngagementJess Kutch,
11 1:40 – 2:05pm Freedom of Information at ScaleKatherine Maher, The Wikimedia Foundation in conversation with Liz Gannes, 60dB
12 2:05 – 2:15pm Tech for Good Talk – Health CareJosh Nesbit, Medic Mobile // Kiah Williams, SIRUM
13 2:15 – 2:40pm The Evolution of Venture PhilanthropyBill Draper, Sutter Hill Ventures & Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation in conversation with Charles Duhigg
14 2:40 – 3:20pm Afternoon Break
15 3:20 – 3:45pm 21st Century Civil Rights MovementsEsra’a Al Shafei, Majal & Brittany Packnett, Campaign Zero in conversation with Charles Duhigg
16 3:45 – 3:55pm Tech for Good Talk – Social ServicesRey Faustino, One Degree // Sixto Cancel, Think of Us
17 3:55 – 4:20pm Can Technology Secure DemocracyBen Rattray, in conversation with Charles Duhigg
18 4:20 – 4:30pm Closing
19 4:30 – 6:00pm Happy Hour
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Accelerate Good Global Partners

Comcast NBCU
Presenting Partner
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Amazon Web Services

For more information on partnership opportunities, contact Maria Choi

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