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Why It’s Important to Register to Vote this Upcoming Election

July 9, 2016






Folks, this is a big election year, and it’s important that everyone is voting. Last year, 24% of eligible Americans weren’t registered to vote. That’s a problem. While an Automatic Voter Registration bill, which would automatically register anyone with a driver’s license, is gaining momentum, only 28 states plus the District of Columbia have considered… Read more »

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How We Raised Over $300,000 for Veterans and Their Families

July 7, 2016






Folks, the 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge just came to a close, and lots of money was raised for nonprofits supporting veterans, military families, and other American heroes who risk their lives for us. I donated $50K to the Challenge in an effort to give back. Altogether the nonprofits involved received more than $300,000 in donations from almost… Read more »

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SOUTHWEST ASIA –Senior Airman Cody Noble, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, hugs his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Karen Hickman, U.S. Army, here Aug. 30, 2009. Airman Noble had not seen his mom in more than a year when she visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on a distinguished visitor tour. Airman Noble is deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Sergeant Hickman is deployed from Camp Robinson, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)
SOUTHWEST ASIA –Senior Airman Cody Noble, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, hugs his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Karen Hickman, U.S. Army, here Aug. 30, 2009. Airman Noble had not seen his mom in more than a year when she visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on a distinguished visitor tour. Airman Noble is deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Sergeant Hickman is deployed from Camp Robinson, Ark. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)

How You Can Support America’s Heroes This 4th of July

June 29, 2016






Folks, the Veterans Charity Challenge kicked off a few weeks ago. This is a great opportunity to support nonprofits supporting America’s heroes. It’s our 4th year hosting the Challenge, and we’ve already raised more than 44% more money than last year—this is a really big deal. As of right now, we're at $121,156. The crowdfunding competition… Read more »

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3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

June 23, 2016






Note: I want to make sure that people realize that my women in tech initiative is the creative product of Allyson Kapin and Justyn Hintze from Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign. They articulate what I believe and make it happen. /Craig Hey, many of you have probably already heard, but 10 startup finalists were… Read more »

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Vote for Your Favorite Women-led Startups to Win Up to $240K in Prizes

June 17, 2016






The sold out Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th showcased 10 of the best early-stage women-led startups. The startups pitched to Lisa Stone, entrepreneur and cofounder of BlogHer, Nisha Dua, partner at BBG Ventures, Susan Kimberlin, venture partner at Backstage Capital, and Ajay Chapra, general partner at Trinity Ventures. The startups are pretty impressive… Read more »

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Kiah Williams, cofounder of SIRUM
Kiah Williams, cofounder of SIRUM

SIRUM, Redistributing Unused Medicine, Wins $50K at Women Startup Challenge

June 15, 2016






Hey, the Women Startup Challenge took place last night, and was a real game-changer. 10 women-led startups pitched, and were all the real deal. Each startup had 4 minutes to pitch their venture, and 4 minutes for Q & A with the judges. The judges were big influencers from the tech sector –  Lisa Stone, cofounder of… Read more »

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10 Women-led Startups, $400K in Prizes, and One More Glass Ceiling Shattered Tonight

June 14, 2016






Folks, I've spoken out a lot about the importance and urgency of men championing women in tech. It's one of the reasons I'm supporting the Women Startup Challenge. Tonight in San Francisco, 10 women-led startups will pitch their startups at LinkedIn to a panel of investors and a sold-out audience. Even if you didn't have… Read more »

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Why Wikipedia Could Become the People’s Newspaper of Record

June 8, 2016






Folks, Wikipedia is a record of what happened and what is happening in the world, and we need that historical record to make good decisions. To help out, I just donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a collective action fund set up this year by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Tides Foundation. The endowment… Read more »

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A 6-Year Journey – Overcoming Barriers to Tech and Community Radio in Western Kenya

May 27, 2016






Six years ago, Richard Magerenge, Director of the Ekialo Kiona ICT Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya, began the journey to provide an open source platform for community engagement, discussion and freedom of expression using information community technology (ICT) and community radio.  Living on a remote island in the middle of Lake Victoria, Richard was determined… Read more »

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10 Feathered Coworkers Who Inspire craigslist Customer Service

May 19, 2016






Folks, I get lots of feathered and furried visitors to my home office, pretty much year-round. The missus and I have taken up photographing them, as you may have noticed. I figure that the birds have become my coworkers by now, given how much they frequent my office, and this should count as their staff… Read more »

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