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Thursday, April 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technology for Good Conference: Flash Talks | Cville’s Most Innovative Startups II

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Come join us for an exciting round of lightning talks from seven hot Charlottesville startups! We’ll learn about each startup and something interesting they’ve learned building their startup. All this followed by some time for meet-and-greet.

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Marty Weiner

Founding Engineer of Pinterest. First CTO at Reddit.
Marty was a founding engineer at Pinterest and spent 4.5 exciting years building Pinterest from tiny to big. In 2015 he joined Reddit as its first CTO tasked with helping bring the company into working order. Much gray hair was created, but now Reddit is well on its way toward IPO.Marty... Read More →
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Payam Pourtaheri

CEO, AgroSpheres, INC.
Payam leads business development and manages the company’s day-to-day operations. He also leads the regulatory and IP strategies for the company. He is on the Board of CvilleBioHub, Venture Central, and Virginia Bio.
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Erika Bahr

CEO & Co-Founder, Invest Capital AI
For the past 10 years, Erika has helped corporations and clients drive digital transformation. She specializes in managing the build of data pipeline and ML strategies from start to finish, leading complex, large-scale data migration projects, marketing analytics consulting and introducing... Read More →
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Ian Ayers

VP of Aggregation, Sun Tribe Trading
Ian serves as the VP of Aggregation at Sun Tribe, where his team is building new technology to make renewable energy credit markets accessible to a rapidly growing population of solar system owners. Ian is an entrepreneur, technologist, and all-around creature of building and growing... Read More →
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Jennell Lynch

Founder, Executive Doula Agency
Jennell is a uniquely talented executive focused on removing cultural and institutional barriers for career women during pregnancy and beyond. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications, and later a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management, Jennell... Read More →
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Daniel Bailey

CEO and Co-Founder, Astraea
Daniel Bailey, Astraea’s CEO and Co-Founder, is using his broad experience garnered from his time in Military Intelligence and as an Artificial Intelligence consultant to Fortune 500 companies to now help decarbonize the global economy. Leveraging his experience in requisitioning... Read More →
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Sophie Smith

Founder & CEO, College Contact
Company Founder, Sophie Smith, is a current 4th year McIntire student studying Marketing and Information Technology with a track in Business Analytics and a minor in Innovation Entrepreneurship. Originally from Jupiter, Florida, Sophie is a serial entrepreneur, marketing guru, and... Read More →
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Anson Parker

Fellow, Center for Civic Innovation
With the support of the Center for Civic Innovation, I have spent the past two years researching low-income credit scoring as it relates to housing and renting in the Charlottesville area.  Low and non-existent credit scores are a common issue we encountered working with housing... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Common House