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Thursday, October 13 • 11:15am - 11:50am
Inspiration, Vision, and Roots

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Our country's broken immigration system often keeps the best and brightest from establishing themselves, their families, their companies and their careers here in the United States. Hear from the panelists about the challenges and opportunities that immigration poses to the tech industry - as well as what you can do to advocate for solutions.

Moderators
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Dara Adams

Northeast Regional Director, FWD.us
Dara is the Northeast Regional Director of FWD.us, an immigration advocacy organization founded by tech and business leaders to mobilize the community around the issue of commonsense immigration reform. In this role Dara determines FWD.us’ strategy for New York, Boston and the surrounding... Read More →

Speakers
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Yin Lin

Co-Founder, SheWorx
Yin Lin is the co-founder of SheWorx, a collective of ambitious female entrepreneurs and changemakers redefining a new wave of leadership. In her last venture, she co-founded a design and development agency that worked with early stage clients who went on to raise over $27M in funding... Read More →
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Cris Mercado

Cris is an undocumented entrepreneur who has helped hundreds of students ascend to top colleges and earn +$1 million in scholarships & grants, most recently through his startup, GrantAnswers. He was also a Founding Board Member of The Knowledge House, an award-winning technology... Read More →
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Mark O'Neill

CTO, JackThreads
Mark O'Neill is the CTO of JackThreads, the leading menswear e-tailer dedicated to constantly improving its web and mobile experience. Prior to Jackthreads, Mark spent eight years as Thrillist Media Group's CTO building systems to handle ecommerce and custom content totaling... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 11:15am - 11:50am
Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011