The Boston Brain Trust• Founded by the Governor in 2010 in combination with the Innovation District.• Using the power of ideas, the Trust fuels regional growth and job creation in Boston with collaborative innovation initiatives. Thought-leaders Innovators Venture Capitalists Consortium
Boston Brain Trust MembersDanah Boyd+ Senior researcher at Microsofts Kendall Square office+ Leading authority on how young people use technology and social media+ Widely published on the subject and gives high-profile talks at events such as SXSWJean Hammond+ One of Bostons most active and well connected angel investors+ Backs start ups including Zipcar and Crimson Hexagon+ Mentors up-and-coming start ups through a program called TechStars+ Runs workshops designed to introduce others to angel investingEdward Boches+ Chief Innovation Officer at Mullen advertising agency+ Pushing the boundaries of education at Boston University+ Great hair
Mind Palace• A non-traditional ad agency founded by BU graduates Michelle Carpenter, Ben Johnson, Anne Sipio, Taylor Walker, and Kate Worthey
The Objective• To convince Facebook to found a new department right here in our very own city, Beantown, MA.• And make Boston the epicenter of innovation.
Zuckerberg Pyramid King Zuck Facebook Execs Facebook employees Boston Facebook users All Facebook users
Boston Communities• Target Boston communities in order to put pressure on King Zuck King Zuck Facebook Execs Facebook employees Boston Facebook users All Facebook users
Targets• 1) Scholars, students, and academics• 2) Start-up community Primary• 3) Venture capitalists• 4) General Bostonians Secondary Capitalize on the energy and passion that Boston culture is known for to excite these people and mobilize them for participation.
“The Zuck” What’s that I hear? The sound of Boston crying out to me? To the people of Boston, I hear you! I hear youuuuu!!!
Facebook’s Problems: “How do we bring our platform to the future?”“How do we make the most “How do we grow ourof our resources in innovative company in everyand effective ways?” direction towards future innovation?”