Posts Tagged ‘Amy Benziger’

SOCAP Speaker Femi Akinde of Slim Trader Chosen as Ted Fellow

June 9th, 2011

Femi Akinde of Slim Trader is a two time SOCAP alum, participating in the Mobile Fast Pitch at SOCAP10 which garnered him the ear of Invested Development who funded the organization a few months later and most recently speaking at SOCAP Europe. Turns out we aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed his work. Femi was just announced as one of the 2011 TED Fellows. A great honor going to a great organization.

“Cradle to Cradle” co-authors Bill McDonough & Dr. Michael Braungart in SF on 6/9

May 26th, 2011

Green architect, designer, and eco-luminary Bill McDonough and “Cradle to Cradle” co-author Dr. Michael Braungart will be speaking alongside each other in California for the first time in six years the evening of Thursday, June 9 at the InterContinental San Francisco. It’s a fundraiser for their Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (think LEED for products) and they’ll be sharing insights on how to unlock the next Industrial Revolution by actually making consumption a good thing. Event is limited to 150 people and discounted “activist” tickets are available. More info, tickets, and sponsor and host committee information can be found at, or visit to learn more about the Institute.


A “Mobile Message” on National Geographic

April 2nd, 2011

Last year at PopTech, I ran into my friend Ken Banks, founder of FrontlineSMS who had just been named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. This honor marks National Geographic’s recognition of the world of mobile technology as a new frontier. Ken launched a series on Nat Geo’s website called “Mobile Message.” I just interviewed Sara Chamberlain, head of BBC’s Janala initiative, which is a part of the English in Action campaign to teach 25 million Bangladeshis English through an innovative multi-media platform. Read the article and check out the rest of the “Mobile Message” series.