March 17, 2020

The Midway, San Francisco, CA

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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.

Diverse tech nonprofit entrepreneurs around the globe build tech to solve social issues ranging from education, to healthcare, to human rights. AGG convenes all players in the tech nonprofit ecosystem to spark meaningful conversations both on stage and off, with a laser focus on how we can apply the best technology to our biggest social problems. Expect inspiration from tech nonprofit founders and tech philanthropy leaders who will push you to consider how technology, new funding models, and human capital are fueling a next generation social sector.

Presented by Fast Forward

Fast Forward invests in entrepreneurs building tech to scale impact. Since 2014, Fast Forward has accelerated 50 tech nonprofits that now impact over 51M lives.

Accelerate Good Global 2020 Party

Tech for good? We’ll cheers to that! Join us for the Accelerate Good Global Party for music, beverages, food, and great company. Details TBD.


Get inspired by a morning of fireside chats from sector luminaries and lightning talks from tech nonprofit up-and-comers.


We’re bringing focused tech for good workshops, our most-loved Accelerator sessions, and micro mentorship with tech leaders to AGG.

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2020 Speakers

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Mitchell BakerChairwoman, Mozilla

Winifred Mitchell Baker is the Chairwoman of Mozilla, which is dedicated to keeping the Internet a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.

Sal KhanFounder, Khan Academy

Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Nancy LublinFounder and CEO, Crisis Text Line

Nancy Lublin is the founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line, the free, confidential text message service for people in crisis. She was previously the CEO of

Charles DuhiggJournalist and Author

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, host of the podcast How to! and the author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better.

Palak ShahFounding Director, NDWA Labs; Social Innovations Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Palak Shah leads NDWA Labs, the innovation arm of the NDWA that strives to make work better for domestic workers.

Nithya RamanathanCo-Founder and CEO, Nexleaf Analytics

Nithya Ramanathan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nexleaf Analytics, a tech nonprofit dedicated to protecting our planet through data-driven solutions.

Gavin McCormickCo-Founder and Executive Director, WattTime

Gavin McCormick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of WattTime, the nonprofit offering tech solutions that help anyone achieve emissions reductions.

Demar PitmanFounder, Discriminology

Demar Pitman is the founder of Discriminology, the tech nonprofit that provides school racial equity data to empower community members to hold their schools accountable.

Lisa WangFounder and CEO, Almost Fun

Lisa Wang is the Founder and CEO of Almost Fun, a tech nonprofit reinventing SAT prep for undeserved students through a mobile app that delivers accessible content.

2019 Speakers


Jeff Lawson, Twilio
Jeff LawsonFounder, CEO & Chairman, Twilio

Jeff Lawson is the founder, CEO and chairman of Twilio. A serial entrepreneur and a software developer, Jeff co-founded Twilio in 2008 to bring communications into the world of software.

Katharina Borchert, Mozilla
Katharina BorchertChief Open Innovation Officer, Mozilla

Katharina is CIO at Mozilla, the tech nonprofit working to create an internet that is open, accessible, humane and inclusive. She was previously CEO of Spiegel Online.

Tristan Harris, Center for Humane Technology
Tristan HarrisCo-Founder, Center for Humane Technology

Harris co-founded Center for Humane Technology to re-align technology with humanity’s best interests. He was formerly the Design Ethicist at Google. 

Aria Finger,
Aria FingerCEO of

Aria runs, the largest global organization for young people and social change with over 5M members taking action, and counting.

Premal ShahCo-Founder, Kiva

Premal co-founded Kiva, a tech nonprofit crowdfunding platform that has raised over $1B for low-income entrepreneurs in 80 countries.

Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'ReillyFounder & CEO, O'Reilly Media

Tim is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. He is the author of WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.

Julie CorduaCEO, Thorn

Julie is the CEO of Thorn, the tech nonprofit building tools to defend children from sexual abuse. Previously, she was VP of Marketing at (RED).

Carmen RojasCo-Founder & CEO, The Workers Lab

Dr. Rojas is dedicated to improving the lives of working people, people of color, & immigrants. She is co-founder of The Workers Lab, an org building power for working people.

Janeen UzzellCOO, Wikimedia

Janeen is a seasoned leader with 20+ years of experience with Fortune 100 companies. Janeen uses her influence to lead causal work that changes the world.

Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive
Brewster KahleFounder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

Brewster has spent his career focused on providing Universal Access to All Knowledge as founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the world’s largest libraries.

Sam Sinyangwe, We The Protesters
Sam SinyangweCo-Founder, WeTheProtesters

Sam is a Co-Founder of WeTheProtesters, which equips activists with digital tools, research and policy solutions to end police violence in their communities. 

Raquel Rozas, GoFundMe
Raquel RozasCMO, GoFundMe

Raquel is Chief Marketing Officer at GoFundMe, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Previously she served as an executive at Procter & Gamble. 

Nick CainSkilled Volunteering Lead,

Focused on the success of grantees, Nick has managed +$40M in grants to nonprofits using tech & innovation to address global challenges.

Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post
Elizabeth DwoskinSilicon Valley Correspondent, Washington Post

Elizabeth is the Washington Post’s Silicon Valley Correspondent. Previously, she reported on big data and AI at the Wall Street Journal.

Caroline BarlerinGlobal Head of Social Innovation, Eventbrite

Ever a social impact trailblazer, before leading CSR at Eventbrite, Caroline led Global Community Outreach & Philanthropy @ Twitter.

Aston MotesDirector of Engineering, UnitedMasters

Aston’s made a career of building great products, as the first engineer at Dropbox and Engineering Director at UnitedMasters. Aston is Fast Forward board member. 

Marco Carbone, ACLU
Marco CarboneCTO, ACLU

Marco is the Chief Technology Officer at the American Civil Liberties Union.

Tom GilesExecutive Editor, Technology, Bloomberg

Tom oversees global coverage of the tech industry for Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Bloomberg’s broadcast outlets.

James SlavetPartner, Greylock Partners

A partner at Greylock Partners, James invests in mission-driven entrepreneurs who combine tech and human touch to deliver amazing consumer services.

Admas KanyagiaDirector of Social Impact, GitHub

Admas leads social impact and philanthropy at GitHub, and has over 15 years of experience across the social sector.

Jamie AllisonExecutive Director, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Jamie Allison is the Executive Director of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. Prior, Jamie helped lead the S. H. Cowell Foundation.

Shannon Farley, Fast Forward
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.

Kevin Barenblat, Fast Forward
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.

Alexandra BernadotteFounder & CEO, Beyond 12

Alexandra is the Founder and CEO of Beyond 12, a digital mentorship platform transforming first-generation students into college graduates.

Tina LeeFounder & CEO, MotherCoders

Tina Lee is Founder and CEO of MotherCoders, the workforce development organization teaching moms to code. 

Erin Baudo FelterExecutive Director, Okta for Good

Erin is the founding Executive Director of Okta for Good. She has worked at the intersection of business and social impact for over a decade.

Kathryn Doyle Senior Principal, DRK Foundation

Kathryn Doyle is Senior Principal at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm.

Olivia KhaliliVP, Global Social Impact & Philanthropy, PagerDuty

Olivia has spent 15 years in social impact. Before joining PagerDuty, Olivia built Yahoo’s global CSR program & worked with Ashoka. 

Christina ShatzenVP of Marketing & Communications, Fast Forward

As Fast Forward’s VP of Marketing, Christina helps grow the tech nonprofit sector through events like AGG, and increased visibility for tech nonprofits.

Aki ItoTech Editor, Bloomberg News

As a tech editor at Bloomberg News, Aki hosts the mini documentary series Next Jobs, which profiles people in careers of the future.

Megan Rose DickeySenior Reporter, TechCrunch

Megan is a senior reporter at TechCrunch, and host of TechCrunch’s Mixtape podcast, focused on diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Alana Semuels Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Alana is a staff writer for The Atlantic, specializing in how public policy and economics affect everyday Americans.

Bill CromieDirector of Technology Innovation, Robin Hood

Bill leads Technology Innovation at Robin Hood’s Blue Ridge Labs. Previously, Bill founded two successful tech startups.

Anne VanderMeyVenture Capital Editor, Bloomberg

Anne is Venture Capital Editor at Bloomberg. She was previously a Senior Editor at Fortune magazine.

Minn KimInvestor, Bloomberg Beta

An Investor at Bloomberg Beta, Minn is focused on investing in entrepreneurs shaping the future of work

Evan Marwell Founder & CEO, ESH

A serial entrepreneur, Evan Marwell founded EducationSuperHighway to bring internet to every public school classroom in the US. 

Saran ChariCTO Coach

The co-founder of Flixster and RottenTomatoes, Saran is a CTO coach & advisor for technology leaders at early-stage startups, and an active angel investor.

David SaffrenDirector of Program Management & the Agile Leadership Team, PagerDuty

A seasoned agile expert, David leads the development of agile product delivery practices for PagerDuty’s Realtime Operations Management Platform.

Jared ChungFounder & Executive Director,

Jared is the Founder and ED of, the tech nonprofit using online volunteering to crowdsource career advice for youth at a massive scale. 

Debra Cleaver,
Debra CleaverFounder & CEO,

Debra has been working at the intersection of technology and democracy since 2004. She currently serves as the Founder and CEO of

Jaime-Alexis Fowler
Jaime-Alexis FowlerFounder, Empower Work

Jaime-Alexis is Founder and Executive Director of Empower Work, immediate, confidential support for challenging work situations, at your fingertips.

Sixto CancelFounder & CEO, Think of Us

Founder of Think of Us and 30 under 30 recipient, Sixto co-led the 1st ever White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon.

Anjana Rajan, Callisto
Anjana RajanCTO, Callisto

Anjana is the Chief Technology Officer at Callisto, a tech non-profit that builds technology to combat sexual assault. Previously, she worked at Palantir Technologies.

Matt HolfordCTO,

A member of CTOs for Good, Matt is the CTO of In addition, Matt advises and serves on the board for multiple organizations.

Jamie Alexandre, Learning Equality
Jamie AlexandreExecutive Director, Learning Equality

Jamie is Co-Founder and Executive Director at Learning Equality, the offline platform making open education resources globally accessible.

Mialisa BontaFounder & CEO, LitLab

With over 20 years of education and nonprofit experience, Mialisa leads LitLab, the organization building strong foundations for early learners.

Tiernan Kenny, Wayfindr
Tiernan KennyCommunications & Public Affairs, Wayfindr

Tiernan leads communications & public affairs at Wayfindr, which uses audio navigation to empower vision impaired people to travel spontaneously and independently.

Abdulaziz AlghunaimCo-Founder, Tarjimly

Aziz is the Co-Founder of Tarjimly, the tech nonprofit connecting bilinguals with refugees and aid workers to solve the humanitarian language crisis.

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, Dreamers Roadmap
Sarahi Espinoza SalamancaFounder & CEO, DREAMer's Roadmap

Sarahi is an immigrant, Dreamer, and founder of DREAMer’s Roadmap, a free mobile app that connects undocumented students to college scholarships.

Allen Tan, ACLU
Allen Tan Product Design Lead, ACLU

As Product Design Lead at ACLU, Allen designs tools for activism.

Rohan Pavuluri, Upsolve
Rohan PavuluriCo-Founder & CEO, Upsolve

Rohan Pavuluri is the Co-Founder & CEO of Upsolve, the tech nonprofit providing low income Americans a lifeline out of poverty through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

2019 Agenda

April 3, 2019Accelerate Good Global - For Everyone9:00am - 7:00PM
All attendees are invited to the official Accelerate Good Global Party from 5-7 pm Wednesday night at The Midway
01 9:00am – 10:00am Registration & Breakfast
02 10:00am – 10:15am Fast Forward WelcomeShannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Fast Forward
Kevin Barenblat, Co-Founder & President, Fast Forward
03 10:15am – 10:40am Alexa, What’s the Future of the Internet?A Conversation with Brewster Kahle, Founder, Internet Archive
04 10:40am – 10:45am Digitizing Humanitarian Aid Aziz Alghunaim, Co-Founder, Tarjimly
05 10:45am – 11:10am The Role of Emotions in Digital Movement BuildingAria Finger, CEO,
Raquel Rozas, CMO, GoFundMe
In conversation with: Caroline Barlerin, Global Head of Social Innovation, Eventbrite
06 11:10am – 11:15am 2020: No ExcusesDebra Cleaver, Founder,
07 11:15am – 11:40am Audacious Impact: The Road to One BillionJeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio
In conversation with: Kevin Barenblat, Co-Founder & President, Fast Forward
08 11:40am – 11:45am Automating Bankruptcy for the Working PoorRohan Pavuluri, Co-Founder & CEO, Upsolve
09 11:45am – 12:10pm A Conversation with Tim O’ReillyTim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO, O’Reilly Media
10 12:10pm – 1:25pm Lunch & Networking
11 1:25pm – 3:00pm Open Meetups
12 1:25pm – 1:30pm A New Path for the Vision Impaired
Tiernan Kenny, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Wayfindr
13 1:30pm – 1:55pm Recoding Tech’s IncentivesTristan Harris, Co-Founder, The Center for Humane Technology
In conversation with: Elizabeth Dwoskin
14 1:55pm – 2:00pm The Offline Learning RevolutionJamie Alexandre, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Learning Equality
15 2:00pm – 2:05pm Closing The 30 Million Word GapMialisa Bonta, Founder & CEO, LitLab
16 2:05pm – 2:30pm Why Open Source is More Important Now Than EverKatharina Borchert, CIO, Mozilla

Admas Kanyagia, Director of Social Impact, GitHub
In conversation with: Aston Motes, Director of Engineering, UnitedMasters

17 2:30pm – 2:35pm Education for Every DREAMerSarahi Espinoza Salamanca, Founder & CEO, DREAMer’s Roadmap
18 2:35pm – 3:00pm Tech’s Defense of Our Civil LibertiesMarco Carbone, CTO, ACLU

Allen Tan, Product Design Lead, ACLU
In Conversation with Megan Rose Dickey, Senior Reporter, TechCrunch

19 3:00pm – 3:35pm Break [Snacks & Coffee & Networking]
22 3:35pm – 4:00pm Can AI Stop Sex Trafficking?Julie Cordua, CEO, Thorn
In Conversation with Megan Rose Dickey, Senior Reporter, TechCrunch
23 4:00pm – 4:05pm The New Workplace ConfidanteJaime-Alexis Fowler, Founder & CEO, Empower Work
24 4:05pm – 4:10pm Growing Tech Talent One Mom at a TimeTina Lee, Founder & CEO, MotherCoders
25 4:10pm – 4:30pm The Future of WorkCarmen Rojas, Co-Founder & CEO, Worker’s Lab
In conversation with: Aki Ito, Tech Editor, Bloomberg News
26 4:30pm – 4:35pm The Digital Fight for Social JusticeSam Sinyangwe, Co-Founder, WeTheProtestors
27 4:35pm – 5:00pm Mission: PossibleEvan Marwell, Founder & CEO, EducationSuperHighway
In conversation with: Shannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Fast Forward
28 5:00pm – 5:10pm Closing RemarksShannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Fast Forward
Kevin Barenblat, Co-Founder & President, Fast Forward
29 5:10pm – 7:00pm AGG PartyEveryone!
April 4, 2019Workshop Day - Just For Tech Nonprofits8:30am - 6:30pm


01 8:30am – 9:35am Registration & Breakfast Sponsored by PagerDuty
02 9:35am – 9:45am Fast Forward WelcomeShannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Fast Forward
Kevin Barenblat, Co-Founder & President, Fast Forward
02 9:45am – 10:20am Off the record with Premal ShahPremal Shah, Co-Founder, Kiva
In Conversation with Alana Semuels, Staff Reporter, The Atlantic
03 10:25am – 12:10pm Micro-Mentorship
04 10:25am – 11:15am Breakout A: Building for Impact With CTOs for GoodAnjana Rajan, CTO, Callisto
Matt Holford, CTO,
In conversation with: Kevin Barenblat, Co-Founder & President, Fast Forward
Breakout B: How to Manage Pro Bono Support That Scales
Jared Chung, Founder & Executive Director,
Janeen Uzzell, COO, The Wikimedia Foundation
05 11:20am – 12:10pm Funder Confidential – Secrets from CSR LeadersErin Baudo Felter, Executive Director, Okta for Good
Nick Cain, Manager,
Olivia Kahlil, VP, Global Social Impact & Philanthropy, PagerDuty
Breakout B: Learning the Hard Way
Sixto Cancel, Founder & CEO, Think of Us
In conversation with Christina Shatzen, VP of Marketing, Fast Forward
06 12:10pm – 1:40pm Lunch
07 1:45pm – 3:45pm Micro-Mentoring
08 1:45pm – 2:30pm Breakout A: So You Think You Can PitchJudges from Bloomberg Beta
Breakout B: Agile Impact
Derek Ralston, Agile Coach at PagerDuty
09 2:30pm – 3:00pm Afternoon Break
08 3:05 – 3:55pm Breakout A: Owning Your PowerAlex Bernadotte, Founder & CEO of Beyond 12
Breakout B: Foundation Funding, Demystified
Kathryn Doyle, Senior Principal, DRK Foundation
Jamie Allison, Executive Director, The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Bill Cromie, Co-Founder, Blue Ridge Labs
In conversation with: Shannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Fast Forward
11 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Tech Nonprofit & CSR Happy Hour!
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Accelerate Good Global is an inclusive movement. This year, to ensure the event is accessible to individuals from all walks of life, we’re offering tickets at several price points. While our registration rates are deeply subsidized by our fantastic partners, the actual per person cost for us to host the event is $400. We encourage you to register at the price point you can afford. If you are able to pay it forward by buying a higher-priced ticket, you make it possible for someone in the community with limited funds to join in the movement.

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