2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Running A Non-Profit Like A Start-Up!

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
Austin Convention Center

Like for-profit organizations, nonprofits face issues of sustainability and growth. This panel will examine what can be learned and gained by nonprofits functioning like a for-profit company. And more specifically, how operating like a startup can help nonprofits overcome challenges encountered at inception and during their day-to-day operations. The panel will bring together a group of successful social entrepreneurs who have graduated from the accelerator, Y Combinator, for al discussion about starting and scaling a nonprofit guided by practices until recently associated with startups. Participants will hear about the pros and cons of adopting such practices and how doing this can foster innovation and help nonprofits reach their goals.


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Edith Elliott

Co-Founder, CEO

Noora Health

Edith Elliott is the co-founder and CEO of Noora Health, a nonprofit that unleashes the potential of patients and their family members by training them with skills to tremendously improve clinical ...

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Kate Courteau

Dir of Nonprofits

Y Combinator

Kate is the Director of NonProfits at Y Combinator. She joined the YC team in 2005 as its Chief Actual Architect and has been in charge of design and facilities ever since. She has also run her o...

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Paul Duan


Bayes Impact

Ryan Seashore

Founder/Exec Dir


Ryan is the Founder and CEO of CodeNow. He believes its essential to lower barriers normally associated with technology, giving students exposure to programming at an early age. In effect, this emp...

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