Investing in Creativity

Oct 19, 2017 @ 7 p.m. in San Francisco
Creativity is turning new ideas into reality. Creativity can be described as the ability to perceive the world in new ways and to solve problems. It involves two processes: thinking, then making. In this talk series, we'll welcome three creatives to the stage to discuss the value of investing in creativity, their practices, and discoveries throughout their creative careers.

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Madelin Woods
CEO at Walden
Madelin is an independent entrepreneur, engineer, designer, and artist living in New York. She was an early engineer at Square, and has since worked with Facebook,, and many small startups. She's currently working on helping people take creative time off.
Abdul Wahid Ovaice
Creative Director at Collective Health
Abdul Wahid Ovaice is Creative Director and Graphic Designer with 17+ years of experience. He takes creative expression inspired by art, music, fashion, nature, science, and technology to produce work that has emotional resonance with his audience. Abdul Wahid has worked worked with the most innovative companies in the world — from Apple, Square, Nest Labs, Uber, and Collective Health — to enrich lives and push the human race forward.
Lance Cassidy
Founder and CEO of DX Labs Design
Lance is a former aerospace engineer turned product designer. He’s worked at NASA, Lenovo, and founded DXLab Design to provide strategy, vision, and design guidance to companies leveraging autonomous vehicles, AR/VR, drone infrastructure, iOT, robotics, and smart spaces. So far, the startups he’s advised have raised over 60M with one acquisition.