2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Stories of Purpose-Driven Companies

Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St

As the global economy is upended by technological and social change, organizations of all types are moving away from hierarchical models of command and control to more flexible approaches. A new type of company is emerging—one that measures its success not only by profit, but also by its ability to help employees, customers and communities achieve larger goals. These purpose-driven companies, many of them populated by millennials who are remarkably optimistic about the future, are redefining the nature of work in the information-first economy. Much remains to be done to assure that new ways of thinking about business translates into good jobs, strong communities and a sustainable planet.

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Jane Chen

Co-Founder & CEO

Embrace Innovations

Jane Chen is the co-founder of Embrace, and co-founder and CEO of Embrace Innovations. Prior to Embrace, Jane worked with nonprofit organizations on healthcare issues in developing countries. She s...

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Jini Kim


Nuna Health

Ms. Jini Kim is the Founder and CEO of Nuna, a healthcare technology startup that works with both public and private sector partners to understand and improve how people use healthcare. She took a...

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John Battelle at SXSW

John Battelle

Co-Founder & CEO


John Battelle is the Founder and CEO of NewCo Platform, Inc., and Chair of sovrn Holdings, Inc. He is also a Board Director of Acxiom, Inc., a NYSE-listed public company, and a Director at Chute In...

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Louis Beryl at SXSW

Louis Beryl

Founder & CEO


Louis Beryl is the CEO and co-founder of Earnest, a tech-enabled lender rebuilding financial services through data science, design and software to understand every applicant's unique financial stor...

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