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Webcast: Lean Impact: Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-driven Organizations

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Speakers: Christie George (, Akash Trivedi (

Lean Startup ideas are being applied more and more often in non-profits, B-corps and other mission-driven organizations. As the ideas have spread in this world, they’ve come to be known as Lean Impact, and best practices are emerging.

In this webcast, Christie George of New Media Ventures and Akash Trivedi of will discuss key Lean Impact approaches. Their conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

About Christie George

Christie George is the Director of New Media Ventures, the first national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change. At New Media Ventures, Christie has overseen the investment of over $4m into a portfolio of non-profits and for profits, including NationalField, Sum of Us, and Upworthy. She is also a co-founder and on the Board of Louder, the crowd-powered advertising platform for ideas that matter. George received her BA from Yale University and her MBA with distinction from the University of Oxford, where she was a Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship and was awarded the Said Prize. She is a Case Foundation Social Citizen Ambassador and serves on the board of the Roosevelt Institute. COMPANY New Media Ventures WEBSITE ( TWITTER @christiegeorge (

About Akash Trivedi

Akash graduated from The Wharton School in 2007 with a dual degree in Finance and Management. Unlike the majority of his peers however, he was admittedly never interested in pursuing a career in management consulting or investment banking. He fancied himself as more a builder and an entrepreneur - someone that hoped to leave the world a little better off than he found it. After a couple of startups and a short stint as a financial analyst, Akash found himself at, where he served as Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. Now, he is one of the business leads on’s new pilot program, Kiva Zip. Together, he and the rest of the Zip team are testing different ways to leverage technology such as mobile payments to make Kiva’s existing model more direct. In his spare time, Akash enjoys mentoring high school students and going on hikes.COMPANY WEBSITE

This webcast is produced by The Lean Startup Conference, December 9 - 11 in San Francisco. Visit for more information.