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Thursday, February 25 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Fireside Chat with Pledge 1% & Startup AZ Foundation LIMITED

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Mario Martinez of StartupAZ Foundation will host Dipti Pratt of the Salesforce Foundation's Pledge 1% initiative to discuss inspired philanthropy and generosity among the next generation of entrepreneurs; including examples of giving back (or paying it forward) beyond donating money, why its important and what it means for the long term sustainability of the community.

About Dipti Pratt & Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% is an effort spearheaded by Atlassian, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally for Impact, Salesforce.org and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.

Dipti Pratt is the director of Pledge 1%. Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Prior to Pledge 1%, Dipti was a vice president at UpLift, a startup focused on payment marketing. Dipti has over fifteen years of experience in business development, marketing and corporate social responsibility. Dipti holds an MBA and Bachelors of Art in English from Santa Clara University. Additionally, Dipti serves on the Advisory Boards of Greenlight Fund, Givkwik and the Gifted Support Center.

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Mario Martinez II

Managing Director, MRTNZ Ventures
Present: Investor, advisor, board member for early stage ventures | | Past: Founder & CEO of 360 Vantage, acquired by IMS Health (NYSE: IMS)

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Dipti Pratt

Director, Pledge 1%