Ignite is an experience that provides inspiration, skills, and connections to help shape a meaningful, purpose-driven career. It is ideal for pre- to early-career participants, college age and up.
Inspiration. At Matter, we’ve been fortunate to meet and connect with many, many amazing people who are as hardworking and intelligent as they are inspiring. The world you live in ten, fifteen, twenty years from now will be the product of their vision, innovation, and hard work. We bring them to Ignite to interact with you, introduce you to new perspectives, amazing stories of success (and failure), and lessons learned as they became the incredible people they are today.
Some of our former featured guests:
Daniel Epstein Founder & CEO, Unreasonable Group
Nathaniel Koloc former CEO, ReWork; current Director of Talent Acquisition & Development at Hillary for America
Cesar Gonzalez CEO, Starting Bloc
Betty Kay Kendrick Co-founder, In Pursuit of Magic
Joshua Onysko Founder & President, Pangea Organics
Bo Parfet Entrepreneur, Explorer
Steven Olikara Co-founder & President, Millennial Action Project
Jordan Eisenberg Founder & former CEO, UrgentRX
Markey Culver Founder & President, The Women’s Bakery
Andrew Goodin Co-founder & Chief Inquiry Officer, The Disruption Department
Rosa Mayer VP of Company Engagement, Launchcode
Tynan Szvetecz Founder & CEO, Commerce Kitchen
Skills. Ignite helps you identify and reflect on where you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to go next in life and career. In addition, you’ll learn skills to bring your plans to fruition. In the past, attendees have learned about rapid prototyping and storytelling as tools to support their next steps.
Connection. Ignite is designed to help you connect in a variety of ways with attendees, presenters, and featured entrepreneurs and change agents. Over the course of the event, you’ll become immersed in a community that will support you as you embark on your next steps.