Join Founder Institute Southwest Director Chris Foltz as he hosts Founders for Progress – a panel discussion on Startups Disrupting Industries & Impacting the World. Founder Institute Silicon Valley Entrepreneur in Residence and FI Southwest Co-Lead Russell Brand also brings his unique wisdom and insights to the conversation. #FounderInstitute #Startups #ForProgress
Abi Wright – A leader in many startups through her career – including recently serving in a role for the startup 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.
Fabián 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.
Chris Foltz is a renowned brand development catalyst, celebrated inspirational speaker and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley based advisory practice Responsible Solutions Ltd. From his roots in partisan politics, to a battle with drug addiction, 119 days in county jail, and losing everything to the point of homelessness, Chris has re-established himself as one of the most engaging initiators of social impact and development in the nation, and some would consider – the world.