Invest your experience in concrete social impact.
All it takes is time and the willingness to help.
Give the next generation of leaders the chance to learn and grow from your past experiences by serving as a judge, mentor, or by partnering with Relay for a deeper, regional benefit. The time commitment is flexible and the working relationships are tailored to fit your needs, and there is no denying the jobs created and pro-community businesses built.
Each plan will be assigned to you based on your skill-set and takes only three hours to read and mentor. Also, only you can choose to have your contact information made available if you wanted to take that extra step and advise the team. Use your experience to help the leaders of tomorrow cross the finish line.
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Are you a Bay Area entrepreneur, educational institution, or nonprofit? You might consider working with The Relay Foundation in a few ways. If you are looking to benefit your own locality, think about creating your own grant to be given out at our yearly Challenge. You provide the grant, we provide the judges and project management. And that’s just the beginning.
Here are some of the great people helping our youth to do great things:
Charlie Fyffe graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in “Leadership & Social Change.” He currently works as a full time entrepreneur, running Charlie’s Brownies as the CEO & Head Pastry Chef. He is a graduate of the 100 Urban Entrepreneurs Funding & Mentoring Program (100UE.org) and serves as an ambassador AGL Brand Clothing, reminding to follow your passion and do what you love. Charlie is known as a “connector” in many business circles, bringing the right people together to catalyze strong partnerships and create new opportunities.
Your judge is a former social entrepreneur and nonprofit executive, now working as a consultant on a variety of social enterprise and technology projects locally and globally.
Antonio Aguilera serves as president and is a founding member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance, the largest membership organization for social enterprises in North America. He is former Chief Social Enterprise Officer at Community Vocational Enterprises, where he directed 3 social enterprises in San Francisco that help people with mental health disabilities get jobs. Antonio’s social entrepreneurship adventures include launching a VoIP company in Mexico to help people living with HIV get jobs, a paid training game online, and a collaborative production model. He has worked with for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Germany. Antonio is a passionate thinker and doer of business and technology for the common good.
A business professional that has straddled both the financial services industry and manufacturing. My experience has spanned stints in product development, sales, vendor management, compliance and contract negotiations.
Larry has been a business consultant for the past fifteen years, primarily to high-tech companies. He also served as CEO of a software company. Larry has a B.S., in Systems Engineering and an MBA. He has written and reviewed many business plans for startups over the years. Innovation is a cornerstone of his work, including current projects at Stanford University.
Bruce Nye is an attorney and the managing partner of Adams Nye Becht LLP (www.adamsnye.com), a San Francisco law firm. He is also one of the founders and the board chair of Make Oakland Better Now! (www.makeoaklandbetternow.org).
Ms. McMahon is a founder and president of an exisitng startup up company in the education and training arena. She comes with 25 years of business acumen in the sustainable and built environment arenas. This is her third company, of which the first two were sold and merged with other firms. She will bring a wealth of information on strategy and scalability for a small firm.
Your judge has founded 5 businesses, including a not-for-profit based around children’s literacy. She ran a marketing firm for 8 years, and is now COO and in charge of expansion for NextSpace, a collaborative coworking company with 5 locations in California. NextSpace is a homebase for startups, non-profits, and a lot of the latest technologies coming out of California. Rebecca is surrounded by brilliant innovators every day from a wide variety of industries, and consults/advises on business ideas and pitches on a weekly basis.
Avary Kent is a radical optimist, seeking to wed science and regenerative finance to build a thriving and abundant world for the future. Working with Impact IQ, HIP Investor, and The Happiness Institute to explore how to create an economy that fosters abundance, trust, and harmony for both the planet and society. ”This is a unique moment in history. We have the chance to co-create a future that we are thrilled to live in, and it requires starting where you are, using what you have, and taking it one step at a time.”
M&A advisor with transaction support and audit experience. Assists both private equity and public clients with financial due diligence, seller support services and carve-out transactions.