Impact Summit

The Impact Summit

An exploration of technology and the future of global development.

The 2020 Virtual Impact Summit has now concluded! But don't fret, you can watch our speaker livestreams here.

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Impact Summit

About the Summit

The Impact Summit unites young people who are passionate about technology and social good, while connecting them with entrepreneurs, civic activists, and thought leaders who are leveraging technology for social impact.

​In addition to creating a strong community of students and professionals passionate about technology and social good, the summit provides an opportunity for students to find meaningful career opportunities and ignite the ideas that will create a more equitable, sustainable world!

Our mission

Our mission is to bring together the most eager and optimistic minds to authentically form long-lasting relationships, learn together about the challenges we face, and ultimately work with one another to build a more just world.​

We invite all who are compelled by that vision. This can mean computer science students who want to use their skills for social good; young entrepreneurs who hope to start companies that solve big, sticky problems; and passionate activists, policy makers, and philosophers fighting for a more humane technological society.

Anyone who thinks critically about the challenges we’re facing in the 21st century and has the guts to do something about them is encouraged to attend!


Speakers and Workshop Leaders

Featured speakers from The Impact Summit 2020.

Audience listening to speaker at impact summit

The Social Startup Competition

During the summit, we host a pitch competition for young social entrepreneurs working on projects that are changing the world for the better, with funding awarded to the winners!

Check out the pitches from The Impact Summit 2020 and hear from founders who are making algorithms less biased, using AI for mental health, and growing CRISPR-edited algae to fight climate change!

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Impact Summit 2019 attendees smiling and getting goofy

Find Your Dream Job

Our mission is to demystify the path to a career in tech for social good by providing meaningful, accessible, actionable opportunities in the space.

To that end, we host career expo that showcases the top companies that are doing well by doing good, all looking for new team members!


Connect with Each Other

We reserve lots of time for group discussions and more relaxed time to hang with one another!

See the complete schedule and the programming packet for The Impact Summit 2020 here!

Why should I participate?

So many reasons! We're building a community of ambitious, like-minded students who have the chance to connect with social entrepreneurs, mentors, career opportunities, and capital. We want you to leave the conference feeling like you took one giant step closer to your future at the intersection of tech and social good. Maybe that's because you won some prize money for a venture you've already been working on. Or maybe it's because you found your next internship. Or maybe it's because you made a best friend for the summer. Whatever it is, we want to be a part of making that possible!

What can I reasonably expect?

Lots of learning, lots of laughter, and lots of kind people; really interesting conversations on life, the universe, and everything; a dope virtual career fair with some awesome high-impact companies; great talks from super cool people (including your peers)!

What can I unreasonably expect?

A cure for the Coronavirus.

Who can attend?

Anyone who thinks critically about the challenges we’re facing in the 21st century and has the guts to do something about them! You can sign up here.

Who are some of the past speakers you’ve invited to The Impact Summit?

So glad you asked! See our 2018 programming packet along with our 2019 packets from our 2019 packets from Opening Day and Closing Day for a complete list of all past speakers. Day, and our packet from 2020 for a complete list of all past speakers.

When and where will the 2020 Impact Summit be taking place?

The summit will begin on August 14th and events will be held virtually over the course of the weekend. A full schedule will be sent out to all registered attendees.

Help! I’m still confused! Where can I ask more questions?

We’ve got you covered! Reach out to and we’ll respond as quickly as we can :)