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With Ron Gonen (Deputy Commissioner, Recycling & Sustainability), Art Chang (Founder, Tipping Point Partners), Matthew Burton (CIO, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) & Maria Yuan (Founder, IssueVoter).
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
M1-5 Lounge, 52 Walker St

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Join IssueVoter 100 days before the Election onMonday, July 28thfor
'Issues + Innovation = Impact.'

This event brings people fromGovernment, Nonprofits, and Startupstogether to discuss tri-sector collaboration and civic engagement.

Comenetwork,hear interestingspeakers,andcelebratethe pre-beta launch ofIssueVoter, a free, nonpartisan resource that turns everyday Americans into political powerhouses.



Art Chang has 25 years of experience with startups, including over 10 years in the New York City venture capital community. He is the Founder of Tipping Point Partners, an alternative to traditional venture capital with a methodology that reduces execution and investment risk, optimizes growth potential, and minimizes cash expenditures. Chang was a Founder or Manager in dozens of startups and his $1.5 billion in financial transaction experience includes enterprise software, grid computing, and interactive television. He serves on the New York City Campaign Finance Board and Chairs the NYC Voter Assistance Advisory Committee. As Chairman, Chang helped create, where users can learn about candidates and contribute to them, manage voter registration and find out where to vote. Chang has served on non-profit Boards at Safe Horizon and the Brooklyn Public Library and is an advisor to the Catherine B. Reynolds Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship at New York University.


Ron Gonen is the New York City Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability. He is the Co-Founder of RecycleBank and as CEO from 2004-2010, grew the company to service over 100 cities. RecycleBank was recognized with a number of awards including the Philadelphia Sustainability Award, The Conference of Mayors - Public/Private Partnership of the Year Award, and a Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum. Gonen has been named by the United Nations Environment Program as a Champion of the Earth and a Henry Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Gonen holds a patent for the development of technology and financial incentives in the recycling industry. He is a New York Chapter Director at E2, a member the New York Product Stewardship Council, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Gonen serves on the Board of Trustees of RARE Conversation and on the Board of Advisors of Daily Feats.


Matthew Burton utilizes tech and design to improve government and democracy. He's worked as a federal CIO, a technology consultant to the Intelligence Community, a government transparency advocate, a writer, a speaker, an intelligence analyst, and an obituary writer.



Maria Yuan is the Founder of IssueVoter. She has been a Campaign Manager for an open seat race in a swing district, a Legislative Aide, and has successfully lobbied a bill's introduction and passage. She has also worked as an Investment Banker at JPMorgan, in corporate development and internal strategy, and for the social enterprise San Francisco Conservation Corps, a former REDF portfolio nonprofit. Yuan has served on the boards of Gibney Dance and The University of Texas Co-Op, and was a founding member of Friends of the Children NY's Young Professionals Board. She has consulted to PlaNet Finance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Urban Outfitters, and the Indian School of Microfinance for Women on strategy, operations, marketing, finance and sustainability.


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