FWDMonthly – Tech Hubs Abroad: Connecting Innovative Communities Across Borders


March 10, 2015 at 7pm


225 Bush St
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States


Michael Brodsky

7:00-7:30 Open Networking

7:30-8:00 Monthly Speaker | Tech Hubs Abroad: Connecting Innovative Communities Across Borders 

Hear Talia Cohen, Brittany McClafferty, and Eric Mason talk about local connectors to international tech hubs and some of their most successful cross-national collaborations. Talia serves as Executive Director at the California Israel Chamber of Commerce and has over 15 years of experience as a VP of Lending and Business Development with Bank Leumi. 

Brittany comes to us from Wix, one of Israel's most successful tech companies, where she works as Product Management and App Market Manager. Eric, also from Wix, leads communications / marketing strategies, and previously served as the creative force behind the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology -- shaping it into a leading representative body for female technologists and thought leaders. 

8:05-8:45  Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project

From San Francisco to Austin, Miami to New York, FWD.us has enlisted thousands from our community to roll up our sleeves, get engaged, and communicate to lawmakers the urgent need for immigration reform. Despite the overwhelming public support for commonsense solutions, Congress has refused to act, so we at FWD.us are renewing our commitment to improve the political process by rallying the tech community to the cause.

To do this, each FWD.us regional chapter have launched three projects: The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project. We are committing our resources to these local chapters, which will serve as accelerators for political advocacy.

  • The Democracy Project: A team of innovators focused on developing new and creative strategies to engage in advocacy.

  • The 2.0 Project: A team of problem solvers and strategists who want to use their specialized skills to shape the national narrative on critical political issues.

  • The Co-Founders Project: A team of donors and volunteers who drive our quarterly ThinkFWD events that provoke discussion at the critical intersection of politics and technology.

Join any of these teams. Chapters will be the central home for everything we do in tech and politics, so visit our FWDMonthlies to join your local chapter’s expansion and renew your commitment to tech-driven political reform.

Check out our FWDMonthly Relaunch pamphlet here.

8:45-9:00 Project Updates

Present what your project team created and learn what other project teams are doing.


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