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Empowering Inclusive Innovation

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About Change Catalyst

Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation – through education, mentorship and funding.

Our Tech Inclusion programs explore and develop innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion. We partner with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training. Our work spans the full tech ecosystem, including: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy.

Our Change Catalyst Startup Fellows Program supports and showcases early stage underrepresented entrepreneurs. Our highly vetted early stage entrepreneurs receive funding opportunities, introductions to key investors, mentorship, curriculum, storytelling, networking opportunities, and more.

Change Catalyst is a Certified B Corp, winning the “Best for the World” award for community impact in 2014 and “Best in the World” overall in 2015. Learn more about how you can take part in the Change Catalyst programs by signing up for our newsletter.

Be A Catalyst

We’re looking for good changemakers to join our team of mentors, advisors and content makers. Change Catalyst and our International events are growing exponentially and we are actively recruiting volunteers to join and lead the movement within the SF and Silicon Valley areas as well as within your own communities. It’s easy to learn more about volunteer opportunities and the benefits of being a part of the change.


Team

 

Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder & CEO

Melinda has more than 20 years of experience elevating brands and developing business innovation strategies for social entrepreneurs, mature social enterprises, Fortune 500 companies and global NGOs.

Wayne Sutton

Wayne Sutton

Co-Founder & CTO

In addition to mentoring and advising early stage startups, Wayne’s life goal is to educate entrepreneurs who are passionate about using technology to change the world.

Salem Kimble

Salem Kimble

Program Manager

Salem is passionate about technology, women leaders, and catalyzing change through in-person events, coordinating a number of events including Wisdom 2.0.

Ro

Ro

Community Manager

Ro is passionate about creating experiences and building community, bringing people together in meaningful ways by ensuring the message is relevant and compelling.

Jared Karol

Jared Karol

Lead Content Writer

Connecting people and ideas through the power of story. Coach, writer, editor, father, musician, inclusion advocate.

Elina Fahlgren

Elina Fahlgren

Startup Showcase Coordinator
Juliette Bouquerel

Juliette Bouquerel

Podcast Producer & Host

Social Creative Entrepreneur passionate about empowering people and organizations to share their voices.

Liva Neyroud Rajaonah

Liva Neyroud Rajaonah

HR Strategist

Enabling individuals and teams to grow into their greatness by working at the creative interconnection of people and systems, in HR, talent management, Organizational development, Coaching.

Earl Coleman

Earl Coleman

Partnerships Catalyst
Gabriel Scheer

Gabriel believes that increasing peoples' awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion is a key piece of healing some of today's most challenging rifts and building a better future for everyone.


Catalysts' Alumni Gallery

We would like to thank the following past Change Catalyst team members and community volunteers who have and continue to contribute their time and efforts to help transform the tech industry.

 

Erick Davidson

Erick Davidson

Gabriel Scheer

Gabriel Scheer

Susan Cooney

Susan Cooney

Sumayyah Emeh Edu

Sumayyah Emeh Edu

Sepideh Nasiri

Sepideh Nasiri

Laura Frey

Laura Frey


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We are growing our team, building our platform and hosting amazing events. If you would like to join or partner with an incredible team of changemakers, please let us know!

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