november, 2021

thu11nov6:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual EventFounders for Progress: Startups Disrupting Industries & Impacting the World6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-08:00) View in my time Event Organized By: Founder Institute Southwest

Event Details

November 11th, 2021 – 6PM-7PM PST – Zoom


Do you have a startup idea that can change the world? Sometimes startups are born to solve a problem, maybe it’s in their giveback model, perhaps it’s just how the company chooses to operate. There is no shortage of problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of passionate and ambitious founders and startup leaders working to solve them. More than ever before, entrepreneurs can leverage technology to truly change the world. On this live interactive event, hear from entrepreneurs making progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and maybe even learn how you can harness your own passion and ambition to do the same.


Abi Wright – A leader in many startups through her career – her latest comes with Cannabis Passport Magazine – A unique, patented, palm-sized publication that drew a lot of attention at the cannabis industry’s largest trade show – MJBiz

Dr. Justin Lancaster – Scientist, leader, polymath, investor are just a few of the ways to describe Dr. Lancaster – Gamechanger might be more appropriate with his startup Kwikbio – which through eliminating common barriers to research – is set to change the way the world thinks about citizen scientists.

Fabian Barahona – A serial entrepreneur and Founder Institute Silicon Valley graduate, Fabian is closing the marketing gaps and eliminating the technological barriers for one of the most overlooked spaces in the retail world – the strip mall vendor through StripMall Inc

Joshua Leavitt – A founder, mentor, tech dev, and community builder – Josh focused in on solving a problem to solving problems – Bringing highly competitive entrepreneurs together through collaboration with Tech Alley – A premier meetup for the Las Vegas tech and startup scene.

Lito Villanueva – As a startup founder and military veteran, Lito knows what it’s like to be in a tough situation – but he also knows how to make many of these tough situations better for military troops in remote locations. His technology TufKit is solving an often overlooked high tech gap for the military.

and Moderated by Chris Foltz – Director of Founder Institute Southwest and Managing Director of Silicon Valley based Responsible Solutions Ltd.

It is not required, but to get the most out of this event, we recommend that you download the For Progress Tool to learn how your company can positively influence one or more of the UN’s 17 SDGs.

Who Should Attend?
  • Anyone who wants to build a company to solve one of humanity’s biggest problems
  • Anyone that wants to learn more about the process of building a high-impact company
  • Anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a startup in [city]
 What is the Agenda?
  • Introduction
  • Fireside chat or presentation from an entrepreneur building a “for profit, for progress” impact company
  • Audience Q&A
  • Online Networking


Virtual (Zoom)


Founder Institute SouthwestChris Foltz, Director Las Vegas, NV

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