iAccelerate Speaker Series

Please join us at our first iAccelerate Speaker Series events for 2018.

The iAccelerate Speaker Series showcases innovative entrepreneurial thought leaders, discussing a range of engaging topics. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Our first speaker is Aly Khalifa, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, NC State University; CEO and Co-Founder, LYF Company; Director of Innovation, Co-Founder, Designox LLC; Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder, Oceanworks.

Aly is a design entrepreneur specialising in invention development. He has launched products for some of the most exciting consumer brands and has garnered more than 2 dozen patents.

Aly and his wife Beth have founded numerous efforts nurturing inventive culture. They created SPARKcon, which is the USA’s largest open-source creative festival, attracting 75,000 attendees annually. They also founded the gourmet brand, Gamila, a collection of beautiful and sustainable single-serve coffee and tea tools, which was acquired by Seventh Generation in 2011. His collaborations have been nominated for a Grammy and exhibited in the Louvre. He is an AIGA Fellow and an Eisenhower Fellow, recognized for his creative leadership and ability to drive tangible change.

Aly’s presentation will focus on ‘Measuring IMPACT: Assessing how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go’.

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