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 63M lives.


Missed #AGG20 or want to relive the magic? Recordings from all sessions are available here. (Our speakers were incredible, so get excited, these videos are pretty binge-able).


From staying mission aligned to responding to the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s speakers inspired and challenged us. Read our 8 favorite takeaways from the day here.


The #AGG20 conversation was vibrant and nonstop (we even trended on Twitter!). Check out the highlights here.

Thank You for an Incredible Accelerate Good Global: Virtual Edition!


2020 Speakers

We hope we can see you in 2022!


Reid HoffmanCo-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock Partners

As one of the biggest tech nonprofit philanthropists, the Co-Founder of LinkedIn, and a partner at Greylock, Hoffman is revered for his innovative approach to scale.

Mitchell BakerChairwoman and Interim CEO, Mozilla

Mitchell Baker is the Chairwoman and Interim CEO 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 LublinCo-Founder and CEO, Crisis Text Line

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

Charles DuhiggJournalist, The New Yorker Magazine & Author, The Power of Habit

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.

Anne Marie BurgoyneManaging Director, Social Innovation, Emerson Collective

Anne Marie Burgoyne leads the investment process for social entrepreneurs & innovators at Emerson Collective.

John LillyVenture Partner, Greylock; Chair, Board of Directors, Code for America

John is a Venture Partner at Greylock, serves as the Chair of Code for America’s Board of Directors, and was previously the CEO of Mozilla.

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.

Anne WintroubDirector of Social Innovation, AT&T

Anne Wintroub is the Director of Social Innovation at AT&T, where she helps mission-driven organizations grow through programs like the AT&T Aspire Accelerator.

Kiah WilliamsCo-Founder and Director, Sirum

Kiah Williams is the co-founder and director of Sirum, the tech nonprofit that redistributes unused, unexpired drugs to low-income patients through safety-net clinics.

Alex BernadotteFounder and CEO, Beyond 12

As the Founder and CEO of Beyond 12, Alex Bernadotte leverages tech to increase the number of traditionally underserved students who earn a college degree.

Brigitte Hoyer GosselinkPrincipal, Google.org

Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink heads up Google.org’s initiatives to leverage emerging technologies and Google’s expertise to address global challenges.

Erin ReillyChief Social Impact Officer, Twilio

Erin Reilly is the Chief Social Impact Officer at Twilio, where she works to leverage Twilio’s unique assets for good.

Erin Baudo FelterVice President, Social Impact, Okta

Erin is the Vice President of Social Impact at Okta. She has worked at the intersection of business and social impact for over a decade.

Alina ZinchikManaging Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Alina Zinchik is a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank, the bank for innovative companies that is dedicated to advancing change globally.

Olivia KhaliliVP, Global Social Impact & Philanthropy, PagerDuty

As PagerDuty’s social impact leader, Olivia’s approach stems from cross-sector experience working with the public sector, tech companies & nonprofits.

Tom Giles Executive Editor, Technology, Bloomberg

Tom Giles oversees Bloomberg’s global coverage of the technology industry, and has over 20 years of experience reporting on technology.

Minn KimInvestor, Bloomberg Beta

Minn Kim is an investor at Bloomberg Beta, Bloomberg’s early-stage venture capital firm investing in the future of work.

Oliver Hurst HillerCTO & Head of Product, DonorsChoose.org

Oliver Hurst Hiller leads technology and product at DonorsChoose, and has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry.

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.

Michelle BrownFounder and CEO, CommonLit

Michelle Brown is the Founder & CEO of CommonLit, an edtech nonprofit that serves four million children each month with a free reading program.

Kevin BarenblatCo-Founder and President, Fast Forward

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

Jared ChungFounder and Executive Director, CareerVillage.org

Jared Chung is the Founder of CareerVillage.org, the tech nonprofit democratizing access to career advice for underrepresented youth.

Shannon FarleyCo-Founder and Executive Director, 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.

Evan MarwellFounder and CEO, EducationSuperHighway

Evan Marwell is the Founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, the organization removing roadblocks to high-speed internet for America’s schools.

Palak ShahSocial Innovations Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) & Founding Director, NDWA Labs

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

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.

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.

Jelani AnglinCo-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Good Call

Jelani Anglin is the Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director of Good Call, the 24/7 hotline providing free legal support to the arrested and their loved ones.

Debra CleaverFounder, Vote.org

A seasoned civic tech entrepreneur, Debra Cleaver is the founder of Vote.org, the tech nonprofit increasing voter turnout. She also founded ElectionDay.org and LongDistanceVote.org.

Kathy GuProgram Director, HPE Foundation

As a Program Director for the HPE Foundation, Kathy Gu manages social impact projects for HPE’s global workforce.

Carrie VaroquiersPresident, Workday Foundation & VP of Global Impact and Employee Life, Workday

Carrie leads philanthropy and employee engagement at Workday.

Craig RobinsonHead of CSR, Silicon Valley Bank

Over the past 12 years, Craig Robinson has developed, implemented, and led Silicon Valley Bank’s social impact strategy.

Devin GravesProgram Manager, CSR & Social Impact, Adobe

Devin Graves is a Program Manager on Adobe’s Brand Purpose team, where he leads employee engagement initiatives.

Christina FrantzDirector, Social Impact, Twilio.org

Christina Frantz oversees initiatives that combine Twilio’s tech, people, and resources to make an outsized impact in the world.

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