April 3-4, 2019

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 tech nonprofit entrepreneurs building technology to scale impact. Since 2014, Fast Forward has accelerated 41 tech nonprofits that now collectively impact over 51 million lives.

AGG 2019 Party

Tech for good? We’ll cheers to that! Join us for the Accelerate Good Global Party at 5:00pm Wednesday, April 3rd for music, beverages, food, and great company.

Day 1 - April 3rd


Fireside chats and lightning talks from sector luminaries and up-and-comers alike, plus plenty of time for hanging with your peers and making new connections.



We’re bringing our most-loved Accelerator sessions, focused workshops, micro-mentorship with tech leaders, and more to tech nonprofits from around the globe.

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2019 Speakers

Solving the world’s most pressing social issues requires radical innovation. Hear from pioneers in tech philanthropy, leaders in the tech nonprofit sector, and the technologists supporting this movement.

More speakers to be announced!

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 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, DoSomething.org
Aria FingerCEO of DoSomething.org

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

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.

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. 

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).

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. 

Marco Carbone, ACLU
Marco CarboneCTO, ACLU

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

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.

Evan Marwell Founder & CEO, ESH

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

Tina LeeFounder & CEO, MotherCoders

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

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.

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.

Michelle BrownFounder & CEO, CommonLit

Michelle is the Founder and CEO of CommonLit,  the free online reading program that helps students develop advanced reading and writing skills.

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.

Kathryn Doyle Senior Principal, DRK Foundation

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

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.

Debra Cleaver, Vote.org
Debra CleaverFounder & CEO, Vote.org

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

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.

Jared ChungFounder & Executive Director, CareerVillage.org

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

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.

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.

Allen Tan, ACLU
Allen Tan Product Design Lead, ACLU

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

Atif Javed, Tarjimly
Atif JavedCo-Founder & Executive Director, Tarjimly

Atif is the Executive Director of Tarjimly, the tech nonprofit connecting bilinguals with refugees and aid workers to solve the humanitarian language crisis.

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 5-7:30 pm Wednesday night at The Midway
01 9:00am – 10:00am Registration & Breakfast
02 10:00am – 12:00pm Main Stage Content
03 12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch & Networking
04 1:15pm – 3:10pm Main Stage Content
05 3:10pm – 3:50pm Afternoon Break
06 3:50pm – 5:15pm Main Stage Content
07 5:15pm – 7:30pm Accelerate Good Global Party!
April 4, 2019Workshop Day - Just For Tech Nonprofits9:00am - 7:00pm
01 9:00am – 10:00am Registration & Breakfast
02 10:00am – 10:10am Opening Remarks
03 10:10am – 12:00pm Micro-Mentorship
04 10:10am – 11:00am Morning Breakouts: Part 1
05 11:00pm – 12:00pm Morning Breakouts: Part 2
06 12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Facilitated Networking
07 1:30pm – 3:30pm Micro-Mentorship
08 1:30pm – 2:30pm Afternoon Breakout: Part 1
09 2:30pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Breakout: Part 2
10 3:30pm – 4:00pm Break & Networking
11 4:00pm – 5:00pm Closing Session
12 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Tech Nonprofit & CSR Happy Hour
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