Future-focused Success Opportunities for All at SXSW EDU 2018 features Carolina Huaranca (Kapor Capital), Deborah McGriff (NewSchools Venture Fund), Luis Pinto (Learn Capital), and Ajita Talwalker Menon (Lumina Foundation). Visit https://www.sxswedu.com/ to learn more about SXSW EDU and subscribe to SXSW EDU on YouTube for more great videos https://www.youtube.com/user/SXSWEDU. More on this video: Future-focused Success Opportunities for All – Harnessing the forces of ideas, tech, and capital to drive new opportunities for more Americans to get the knowledge needed to succeed requires a focus on new solutions with strong outcomes. For the nation to prosper, this solution set has to focus on reaching populations that are facing unique circumstances that require attention and support. Come and hear from social impact investors who are advancing an agenda for social and economic mobility through the convergence of these forces. Carolina Huaranca Mendoza joined Kapor Capital in 2016 and focuses on identifying early stage investments and partnering with entrepreneurs to grow their companies. She is particularly interested in investments in future work, urban tech, and education. Prior to becoming Principal, she was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Kapor Center for Social Impact (KCSI) working on a tech platform for teacher professional development. Deborah M. McGriff is a Managing Partner with NewSchools Venture Fund where she focuses on closing the demographic gap between students and leaders in education. Through leadership positions at NewSchools Venture Fund and EdisonLearning, she expanded access to innovative, high-quality charter schools for low-income and working class students in 16 of the nation’s largest cities in a dozen states and the District of Columbia. Luis is Operations Partner at Learn Capital, managing external relations with Governments and their stakeholders for Education policy, impact, PPPs and investments. Ajita Talwalker Menon recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area after serving in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Higher Education Policy at the White House Domestic Policy Council. Ms. Menon focuses her work on supporting government agencies, higher education institutions and systems, non-profit organizations, and philanthropies in their efforts to drive better outcomes in higher education, including serving as Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the nation’s largest community college system serving more than 2.1 million students.
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