Who's in the room?
Inclusive entrepreneurship takes deliberate cross-sector partnerships.
Here are the types of folks you will spend the day with at the EforAll Summit.
We have an impressive line up of speakers for this year's EforAll Summit!
EforAll Board Chair
Founding CEO, Constant Contact
Gail is the Board Chair of EforAll. As a partner to the chief executive officer and other board members, Gail provides strategic fundraising support and overall leadership for EforAll’s goals to expand to 50 communities nationally in the coming years. Gail spent 17 years as CEO of Constant Contact, the trusted provider of online marketing tools for small businesses and nonprofits. Gail led the company from pre-revenue to a successful IPO (NASDAQ: CTCT) in 2007 and through its acquisition by Endurance in 2016 for $1.1b. At the time of the acquisition, more than 650,000 small businesses and nonprofits used Constant Contact’s online marketing tools to engage their customers and grow their businesses and company revenues topped $370 million. Fostering entrepreneurship is Gail’s passion and mission and she is dedicating the next chapter of her professional career to scaling organizations and programs focused on small business success. Gail serves on the Boards of Pepperlane, Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), Entrepreneurship for All, Mass Challenge and Lola Travel.
President, Shah Family Foundation
Jill Shah is the President of the Shah Family Foundation, which supports innovative and transformative work at the intersection of education, wellness and community in the city of Boston.
Jill is a graduate of Providence College where she earned a B.A. in English. Before launching the foundation, Jill had a long career as an entrepreneur in Boston and New York, including Monitor and Mercator Software, and launching start-ups RxCentric and SoLuxe. She sold her most recent company, Jill’s List, to MINDBODY in 2013.
She serves on the Board of Trustees at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Fresh Truck, Museum of Fine Arts, Strategic Grant Partners, The Red Sox Foundation, Belmont Hill and the Winsor School.
Vice President and Chief Disruptor of The Morgridge Family Foundation
Carrie Morgridge serves as the Vice President and Chief Disruptor of The Morgridge Family Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to invest in leaders and organizations that are reimagining solutions to some of today’s greatest challenges. Carrie is also the award-winning author of Every Gift Matters – How Your Passion Can Change the World. Her second book, The Spirit of the Trail, was released in May 2018.
Carrie and her husband John created Student Support Foundation, a national organization that inspires youth philanthropy. For the past decade they have celebrated and advanced the educator profession by creating mindSpark Learning. mindSpark Learning is focused on empowering educators to tackle the most challenging conditions in their schools through Design Thinking and other strategies.
Carrie speaks internationally to education advocacy forums, at poverty alleviation conferences, and many convenings that are philanthropically focused. She divides her time between Montana, Colorado and Florida. She and John have two adult children who reside in Denver, Colorado. Carrie and John are avid athletes. In fact, they mountain biked across the country on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route covering 2,774 miles from Canada to Mexico in 46 days. Carrie has completed nine Ironman competitions.
Dr. Tracy Corley
Transit-Oriented Development Fellow, Mass Inc.
Host, Gateway Cities Podcast
Dr. Corley leads MassINC’s ongoing effort to tap into the promise and potential of transit-oriented development in Gateway Cities. Dr. Corley recently earned her Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University. Previously, she served as a business leader and policy entrepreneur in Seattle, Washington and Greenville, South Carolina.
In Seattle, Dr. Corley’s career experience included creating award-winning buildings as an architectural designer and serving as a strategy and planning advisor to the Seattle Jobs Initiative. For over a decade, she led her own consultancy, providing planning, policy, and strategy development services to public, private, and nonprofit clients.
During this time, Dr. Corley emerged as a valued leader in Seattle’s business community, serving as the Vice Chair of Small Business on the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Trustees and receiving the chamber’s Community Service Leadership Award in 2009.
With German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and other grants, Dr. Corley spent two years as a visiting doctoral student at the University Duisburg-Essen’s Institute for Labor, Skills and Training (IAQ), Berlin Social Sciences Center (WZB), and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), where she investigated how social and economic policy reforms impact informal work in Germany since its reunification in 1989.
Co-founder of Juice'd Cafe
Luis Gonsalves is the Co-founder of Juice'd Cafe, and an Alum of the EforAll South Coast program based in New Bedford and Fall River, MA. Born from a vision by owners Stacey & Luis Gonsalves to offer a delicious healthier choice, Juice’d Café is the first food service business in the greater Fall River area committed to providing a convenient source of healthy and wholesome food at an affordable price to
When they applied to the free, one-year EforAll Business Accelerator in the Fall River/New Bedford communities, Luis says, “We just had an idea. We believed in it because it was our passion and there was nothing around here like it.” Today, Juice’d Café has provided many customers with the jump start they need to healthy eating. “We have customers coming in saying that their blood work has changed, they’ve gotten off of medications, lost 30, 40, 50 pounds!” Luis gives a lot of credit to his EforAll Mentors saying “The Mentors really helped shape our ideas. We continue to call upon them for advice.”
Today, Juice’d Cafe has grown from a single location in Fall River to a total of three locations including Newport, RI and New Bedford and employs 29 people in the local communities.
Agenda at a Glance
The building will be filled with entrepreneurs, mentors, civic leaders, philanthropic organizations and more.
7:00-8:15AM - Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:45AM - Welcome - David Parker, EforAll CEO
8:45-9:30AM - Fireside Chat - Gail Goodman, EforAll Board Chair, Founding CEO of Constant Contact and the Co-founder of Pepperlane. Jill Shah, President of the Shah Family Foundation and Founder, CEO of Jill's List.
9:40-10:50AM - Panel Workshops
How to Foster Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Your Community
12:00-12:45PM - Virtual Keynote - Brad Feld, Partner, Foundry Group and the Co-founder of Techstars
12:45-1:50PM - Lunch
2:00-3:10PM - Panel Discussions
Calling All Mentors!
Fundraising for Entrepreneurs
Building An Inclusive Entrepreneurship Movement
3:30-4:00PM - Afternoon Keynote - Live recording of Mass Inc.'s Gateway Cities Podcast with Dr. Tracy Corley of Mass Inc. and Luis Gonsalves, EforAll Alum and Co-founder of Juice'd Cafe
4:00-4:15PM - Closing Remarks
See below for a detailed description of each of the panels.
How to Foster Inclusive Entrepreneurship in your Community (Community Leadership)
Communities can be actively engaged in expanding access to the benefit of entrepreneur-led economic development. Often times opportunity escapes those that are underrepresented in the entrepreneurial community. During this panel you will learn:
Community Reflective Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship Programs)
Minority-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the US economy, yet entrepreneurs of color face significant barriers to resources that are comprehensive and relevant to their cultural identity. During this panel, you will learn:
Communicating Your Value (Entrepreneurs)
Understanding your value proposition is critical to relieving your customer's pain point. But how do you discover what that is? During this interactive workshop, entrepreneurs will learn how to:
Calling All Mentors! (Mentors)
A recent study conducted by the Kabbage Report showed that 92% of entrepreneurs think having a mentor is a crucial part of their overall growth and survival as a business. But if you want to find mentors, how do you even start? During this panel, city leaders and entrepreneurial programs will engage in a frank discussion among mentors, and learn:
Fundraising for Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurs)
Every entrepreneur knows that fundraising can be challenging, but EforAll is here to help! During this panel, you'll learn:
Building an Inclusive Entrepreneurship Movement (Community Leadership)
• How do we advocate for the growth of inclusive entrepreneurship?
• What's the best way to make inclusive entrepreneurship a pillar for economic development across governments and institutions?
• How do we raise the profile and build a grassroots entrepreneurship movement?
EparaTodos - Lawrence
Community Partnerships Manager
The Wandering Stage
Founder, EforAll Mentor
Startup Life with Ande Lyons
EforAll/EparaTodos - Lynn
Founder & CEO, EforAll Mentor
Smarter in the City/EforAll Roxbury
VP Product Management & Marketing, EforAll/EparaTodos -Mentor
Artel Video Systtems
Valley Venture Mentors
Co-founder, EforAll Alumni
SPARK EforAll Holyoke
Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology
Co-founder, EforAll Alumni
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
President & CEO
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)
Founder, EforAll Alumni
Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC)