Josh Daly is a small business advisor who works with main street and high growth businesses from start up through growth and transition, helping them develop and test business models and access and manage capital. Josh holds an MBA (and a Bachelor in Music Composition) from Loyola University, New Orleans.
Launching a Social Enterprise
Kelly Ramirez is the CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG), and has taught/teaches Social Enterprise at University of Michigan Business School, RISD, Salve Regina, Providence College and in Brown University’s Leadership Institute. Previously, Kelly directed the Social Enterprise Initiative at the William Davidson Institute (WDI and consulted with organizations including Aid to Artisans, the Ford Foundation, the European Commission, USAID and Roche.
Selling Work Online
Carolyn Edlund is an entrepreneur, art blogger, speaker and art business consultant. Her background includes owning a production ceramic studio for 20 years, and working as an outside sales rep for the largest art publisher in the world. She is the founder of ArtsyShark, recognized as a “Top 10 art blog", and is Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute. Recently, she launched the Artsy Shark Gallery, an online site selling original art and prints.
Demystifying Tax Issues
Russell Garofalo was a writer, performer, and video editor in New York City and took a day job with a tax preparer and realized that he and all his friends were losing money because we didn't understand how to do their taxes. So he made the company he wish had existed.
Harvard Business School Online
Ross Pearo is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Harvard Business School’s HBX. In this role he is responsible for HBX’s engagements with other universities and organizations in support of HBS’s mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. He oversees how HBX works with colleges and their students to help them take advantage of the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program to supplement their studies in the liberal arts, STEM, and design.
How to Write Awesome Contracts
Before Greg Kanaan ('02/FAV) became an attorney, he was a documentary television producer, working for Discovery Channel, Court TV, TLC, and A&E, among others. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A. in film and video production. After seven years in the entertainment industry, he earned his J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law.
Identity and Branding
Emily Rye is co-principal of Design Agency and adjunct faculty in the Graphic Design department at RISD. In her professional practice she specializes in brand strategy, graphic design, and organizational development for non-profit clients working on issues from food system enterprise, to cultural heritage, to prison reform. In her typography classroom she encourages students to fall in love with type through exploration and form-making. She received her MFA from RISD.
Identity and Branding
Jane Androski is co-principal of Design Agency, a RI-based studio which specializes in brand strategy, graphic design, and organizational development for non-profit clients working on issues from food system enterprise, to cultural heritage, to prison reform. She’s a graduate of RISD’s MFA program in Graphic Design and received her BA from Clark University. She’s has offered courses and workshops at universities, museums, and community orgs throughout New England.
Kickstarter for Creative Businesses
Stephanie Pereira is Kickstarter’s Director of Community Education. Trained as an artist, Stephanie spent the first ten years of her career in the nonprofit arts world, before joining Kickstarter in 2011 as the Director of the Art Program. In her current role, Stephanie develops tools and resources for the creative community at-large to be able to realize their creative ideas.
Pricing Work for the Marketplace
Deb Dormody is excited for you! She is the Director of Operations + Programs for the Alliance of Artists Communities where she manages convenings, grant-making and research advocating on behalf of artist residencies. Deb was previously a co-owner at Craftland, a shop showcasing work by independent artists. Additionally, Deb founded If’n Books + Marks in 2000 and continues to make and exhibit her handmade books. She is featured in the documentary, ‘Handmade Nation’ by Faythe Levine.
Make Your Luck
Alec Babala will share some of the luckiest decisions that have gotten Greycork where it is today. He believes it’s important to know the raw story behind the design, free from polish, so people can interpret our process how they see it. These are the lessons we’ve learned, the systems we’ve adopted, and all the numbers that count, the hours we’ve worked and the dollars we’ve invested into this collection of furniture.
Make Your Luck
Bruce Kim will share some of the luckiest decisions that have gotten Greycork where it is today. He believes it’s important to know the raw story behind the design, free from polish, so people can interpret our process how they see it. These are the lessons we’ve learned, the systems we’ve adopted, and all the numbers that count, the hours we’ve worked and the dollars we’ve invested into this collection of furniture.