Organizers

Brian Howe

Brian Howe, Hub Seattle

@socialbizlawyer
Brian is a teacher, attorney and entrepreneur. He founded Vox Legal PLLC, a law firm that provides business counsel to companies and nonprofits. He’s worked with clients as large as NASA and as small as you, with a special focus on hybrid businesses, B Corps, and global social ventures.
As an adjunct professor at both Seattle University School of Law and Northwest Graduate University, Brian teaches graduate courses in Law and Social Entrepreneurship and Global Development and Social Justice.
Most recently, he was the cofounder of Hub Seattle, a collaborative office and event space for social entrepreneurs to connect, inspire and act.

Lindsey Engh

Lindsey Engh, Hub Seattle

@lindseyengh
Lindsey is the Events and Partnerships Host at Hub Seattle. She believes that all organizations can better respond and connect with their audience to build a better world, and has worked with numerous nonprofits and social enterprises across Seattle and globally – including Lumana Credit, Social Venture Partners Seattle, Global Washington, and Art Sumo – to use social media in order to build profit, engaged communities, and positive impact. She enjoys non-fiction, yoga, social enterprises, a good cup of tea and adventuring around the world.

Luni Libes

Michael “Luni” Libes

@lunarmobiscuit
Luni is a serial entrepreneur who over the past two decades has helped build five technology start-ups, four of which he founded, including: Ground Truth, Medio Systems, Mforma, 2WAY, and Nimble. Luni is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence and Faculty member at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, as well as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Washington Center for Commercialization. In addition, Luni advises numerous startups, including Stockbox Grocers, GO Box, Full Circle Fish Farms, Chripsy, and Threadvine.

Rashmir Balasubramaniam

Rashmir Balasubramaniam, Nsansa

@nsansatweets
Rashmir is the Founder of Nsansa, a firm that advises and coaches funders, investors, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs on creativity, innovation and market-based strategies for realizing transformational change. She is a visionary and passionate speaker, facilitator and coach with wide-ranging expertise across the public and private sectors. Rashmir spent five years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led a cross-sector initiative on private sector engagement and inclusive markets, and built and managed a diverse portfolio of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene grants. Rashmir has led a variety of cross-sectoral development projects, including work on malaria, reproductive health, human resources for health, and institutional development. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Foster School of Business, University of Washington and Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Prior to this, Rashmir worked in investment banking and finance for six years.

Ryan Ceurvorst

Ryan Ceurvorst, Nsansa

@rceurvorst
Ryan brings the latest strategies and tools in creativity, design and systems thinking. His experience includes developing business systems and procedures, managing nationwide marketing campaigns, advancing the market for sustainable products, illustrating operational strategies, improving corporate communication procedures and facilitating team development. In addition, Ryan has designed and managed a number of nationwide brands for both B2B and B2C companies.
He is currently completing an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, with a concentration in Community Economic Development, and has a BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Seattle.