The 21 NetSquared projects receive feedback and questions from expert reviewers and audience members during tightly-timed 15-minute slots.
In May 2007, 350 invited participants gathered in Silicon Valley to accelerate the 21 Projects that have been selected by the NetSquared community as having the greatest potential to leverage the social web to create social change.
Matt Blair is the Technology Director for HumaniNet.
Dave Chakrabarti is Director of Programs at Grassroots.org.
Jennifer Correro is Executive Director at Taking IT Global.
Davod Geilhufe is a Project Champion for Grassroots.org.
Kristen Jordan is a Community Partnerships Coordinator for TakingITGlobal.
Martha Kurts is a Project Champion for Familyfarmed.org.
Seth Mazow is a communications associate at Interplast.
Michael Miranda is the Project Champion for Taking IT Global.
Justin Perkins, a social entrepreneur and former water resources administrator in Colorado, joined Care2 in January 2006 as Business Development Manager, a role in which Justin supports Care2â€™s business development team to assist nonprofits. Among other things, Justin manages and edits the FrogLoop website and newsletter, as well as Care2's new project, www.movingideas.org, a site for indepth exposure to progressive issues and the nonprofits that support them. Prior to joining Care2, Justin was involved with the launch of several social ventures: WorldBlu, Afrique Profonde, InMomenta and Abavuki, and holds a degree in World Perspectives with an emphasis on International Development, as well as an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Angela Seifer has over ten years nonprofit capacity building experience. Prior to joining Grassroots, Angela served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Community Computing Network.
She is a nationally-recognized nonprofit technology expert and has received a number of honors including the John Glenn Social Capital and Midwest Community Networking Awards. Angela currently serves on several voluntary boards, including the International Advisory Council for the Public Interest Registry (PIR.org), OCCN and CTCNet.
Jim Slama is the president of Sustain, a public interest group that uses leading edge communications strategies to win environmental victories. In 1998, Slama and Sustain developed the Campaign to Keep "Organic" Organic, a national multi-media effort that played a key role in convincing the USDA to disallow food which was irradiated, genetically engineered, or grown in sewage sludge to be labeled organic.
Sustain is currently working on a national campaign to force the FDA to better regulate genetically engineered food. The campaign is using national advertising, grassroots outreach, public relations, and the website: www.keepnatural.org to inspire consumers to comment. Slama is also publisher of Conscious Choice: The Journal of Ecology and Natural Living. It has been nominated four times for Utne Reader's Best of the Alternative Press Award.
Gregg Swanson is Executive Director (Board Chair) of HumaniNet.
A former Air Force officer and fighter pilot, Gregg served for 20 years in line and staff positions with Air Force headquarters, NATO forces, and operational units in Asia and Europe.
He has held executive and management positions in several Silicon Valley companies, largely in operations and international programs. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he has studied in Germany as an Olmsted Scholar and has graduate degrees in international affairs from the American University and in business from Stanford University.
Before founding HumaniNet in 2002, Gregg was Director of Technology at Northwest Medical Teams in Portland, Oregon.