Scott Harrison (charity: water)

Oct 19, 2016, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

From a night club promoter to life saviour! Scott Harrison volunteered in West Africa, returned to New York & started the non-profit charity: water. In 10 years he raised $225 million & funded over 21,000 water projects in 24 countries. Scott was recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40, the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list and was #10 in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.

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About this event

Scott spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist. Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non-profit organisation charity: water in 2006.

Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 663 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue.

In ten years, with the help of more than one million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $225 million and funded over 21,000 water projects in 24 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 6.4 million people with clean, safe drinking water.

Scott was recently recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list and was recently #10 in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business issue. He is currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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Speaker

  • Scott Harrison

    charity: water

Agenda

5:00 PMFireside chat
5:45 PMQ & A
6:00 PMNetworking, after party

Organizers

  • Prem Sangeet Petar Savic

    Supreme Factory

    London Director

  • James Lethem

    Nascence

    Co-Director

  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland

    COO

  • Roux Reabow

    BananaSZN

    Ambassador

  • Patrycja Maksymowicz

    Open Solutions Global

    Founder/ MD

  • Weronika Adkonis

    Marketing Manager

  • Sam Adekunle

    Grone Collective

    Head of Special Projects & Initiatives

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Lewis Silkin

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WeWork

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