1. Art, manufacturing and technology are symbiotic; and that
2. Businesses should improve the human condition.
Nik is a New York-based entrepreneur, investor and early team member at Facebook where he was recently Head of Media Solutions Americas. Previously, Nik co-founded a seed stage VC and consulting firm, Ecosystem Ventures.
Gi is the Chairman and Founder of Free:Formers, a London company that empowers both business people and young people through digital skills with a unique ONE:FOR1 model where for every business person they train, they train a young person for free.
Gi has maintained a lifelong interest in creating profitable businesses that have social good built in, and he has launched and sold several tech ventures.
An entrepreneur, investor and engineer, Jeff's interests concentrate on the space where technology, process and design work together to amplify the richness of daily life. He is the founder of Makertime, a crowdfunding platform for writers and the written word, and previously founded Punchfork, a recipe discovery engine acquired by Pinterest in 2013.
Jeff is based in Silicon Valley where he lives with his wife and two daughters, and spends part of every year in Tokyo, Japan.
John is a serial entrepreneur and tech veteran who's worked at Facebook, Pinterest, and currently leads Developer Platform initiatives at Coinbase. He helped launch and contributes actively to One Acre Fund, a successful non-profit supporting small-scale farmers in Africa, and in previous years served with US Army Special Operations. John is an aspiring novelist and rents a writing desk at Code and Canvas.