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Serafina Lalany
Executive Director
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Bryant Chan
Senior Director of Product
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Danielle Chatman
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Noah Fons
Product Analyst II
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Ivery Boston
Director of Inclusive Innovation
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Clemmie Pierce Martin
Director of Marketing and Strategy
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Thomas Fields
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GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
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Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields
GRIND Interactive
GRIND Interactive
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GRIND Interactive
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Thomas Fields
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GRIND Interactive

After a knee injury ended his basketball career, Thomas Fields began working to provide affordable sports equipment for low-income families. Since 2017, GRIND has been how he helps with that, with their portable basketball shooting machine.

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Thomas Fields
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After a knee injury ended his basketball career, Thomas Fields began working to provide affordable sports equipment for low-income families. Since 2017, GRIND has been how he helps with that, with their portable basketball shooting machine.

Moji Karimi
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Cemvita Factory
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Cemvita Factory

Moji & his sister Tara founded Cemvita Factory in 2017, with a dream to transform carbon emissions & mitigate environmental damage. Now, they're doing just that, with technologies that capture carbon and turns it into industrial chemicals.

Allie Danzinger
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Allie Danzinger
Ampersand
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Ampersand

As members of Gen Z enter the workforce, Allie Danzinger is helping connect them with employers. Her company, Ampersand, helps employers and workers understand each other and work together, with paid internships and professional training.

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