Learn what it takes to lead and inspire your team to accomplish great things. In this session, Ethan Austin Co-founder of GiveForward will share his story and the leadership lessons he's learned in growing GiveForward from a bootstrapped startup in 2008 to one of the most innovative fundraising platforms in the world today.
Specifically, you'll walk away with a clear understanding of how to create a vision, inspire your team and them empower them to achieve.
* the importance of creating a vision that is almost unattainable
* how wearing your heart on your sleeve will inspire your team
* why empowering your team and being a good cheerleader is the most important part of your job.
Ethan Austin is a social entrepreneur and consumate dogooder. He was recently named one of CNN's 10 Generation Next Entrepreneurs to watch for 2011. In 2010 he was the youngest of 16 finalists for a World Technology Network Award in association with CNN/TIME/FORTUNE.
In 2008, Ethan started GiveForward, a crowdfunding website that has helped people raise more than $6 million online for their loved ones' out-of-pocket medical expenses. In 2009 he founded DealGooder a social buying website for dogooders that gives back half of its profits to local charities.
In his free time Ethan can typically be found scouring the streets of San Francisco in search of the world's most perfect burrito or running marathons in a banana costume to raise money for cancer organizations.