It’s time to start something and change the world! IVY is all about inspiring world-changing collaborations and growing the next generation of leading minds. This week—we’re nurturing and toasting innovation at an array of events all across the country.  

We’ll announce our IVY Innovator Award-Winner in Technology, presented by Cadillac, at a special ceremony with leading entrepreneur/ investor Justin Kan, Founder of Twitch. After receiving applications from all over the world, we’re so excited to unveil a truly extraordinary individual. Before our awards, we’ll host an IVY Innovator Dinner in San Francisco, to spark collaborations between top industry-leaders.

Beyond our Innovator Award series, we’re holding a very unique Entrepreneur Night in Chicago, where members will hear from some of Chicago’s top innovators. The salon discussion will feature Shradha Agarwal, President and Co-Founder of Context Media; Beau D’Arcy, Founder of Breakwater Chicago; and Deborah Quazzo, Founder and Managing Partner of GSV Advisors and co-founder of ThinkEquity Partners.

In New York, Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy, who’s galvanized nearly 30,000,000 people with her TED talk, shares how to be our boldest self. (Think “power pose” people—she’ll show you how to be a winner!) We’re also heading to a performance with Batsheva, the wildly inventive, “makes you want to jump onstage and dance” (NYT), performance troupe from Israel.

Screenings of 99 Homes continue across the country with showings this week in Boston, DC, and Chicago.

And finally, to wind down, members in DC are heading to a striking performance with Grammy-nominated Cécile McLorin Salvant and her soulful renditions of rarely performed jazz classics.  

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