Ignite: Civic Innovation for San Francisco

There may be no better place than San Francisco for citizen entrepreneurs to build creative solutions to the challenges our city faces. Systemic civic issues around food, housing, and other basic needs are benefiting from the innovation and hustle of local leaders who are taking matters into their own hands. Meet these civic entrepreneurs and experience their vision for change through a series of Ignite talks that inspire action for a sustainable San Francisco.

Confirmed Speakers

peter shanelyMC: Peter Shanley, Neo / Civic Love

Headshot_KJahaniSpeaker: Kosar Jahani, Impact Manager, Samaschool

Topic: Why Digital Education is Key to Poverty Alleviation

Marnie Webb Ignite Civic Innovation eventSpeaker: Marni Webb, CEO, Caravan Studios, division of TechSoup

Topic: Community Centered Design:  Working with Direct Service Nonprofits to Build Products with Impact

RoseBroome Ignite Civic Innovation eventSpeaker: Rose Broome, CEO and co-founder,

Topic: What is the Basic Income?

Nicole Ferrara WalkSFSpeaker: Nicole Ferrara, Executive Director, WalkSF

Topic: Vision Zero and What It Means for Cities

megan trotte Ignite Civic Innovation eventSpeaker: Megan Trotter, Community Programs Manager, Zendesk

Topic: How Tech Companies can Engage Employees in Local Civic Challenges

komal feeding forwardSpeaker: Komal Ahmad, CEO and founder, Feeding Forward

Topic: How an App Can Eradicate Hunger and Food Waste in Our Cities

prashant singhSpeaker: Prashant Singh – CTO & Co-founder, LocalData

Topic: Data + Design: Together at Last?

TimNicholsSpeaker: Tim Nichols – Managing Director, Impact Hub San Francisco

Topic: Why Place Matters for Catalyzing Change

About HandUp

HandUp Logo is a way to donate directly to homeless people and other neighbors in need in your community. 100% of contributions go toward basic needs like medical care and housing, redeemed through trusted local nonprofit partners.


About Impact Hub

REDsanfranciscoDGImpact Hub San Francisco is a coworking & events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change.


Refund Policy:  If you cannot attend, please email us least 1 day before the scheduled event. No refunds will be given if we have less than 24 hour notice.

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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Bay Area

Date & Time

Jul 29th | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Impact Hub San Francisco


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: $10

Cost for Non Members: $15

Updated on 23 July 2015