David Batstone and Michael Friedman (Ignite Farm Fund)

Flywheel Coworking - 525 Vine St., Suite 210 Winston-Salem, 27101 Winston-Salem
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 5:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Recently named Gentry magazine's Top 50 Bay Area philanthropists, David Batstone is an entrepreneur, venture philanthropist, abolitionist and professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of San Francisco. Batstone is a senior managing partner at Ignite Farm Fund.

Batstone is the founder and president of Not for Sale, an international human rights agency that aims to inoculate at-risk populations from human trafficking. 

He is founder and senior managing partner of Just Business, a next-generation keiretsu whose portfolio includes REBBL, Square Organics, LuvTap, and Blue Sky Fertilizer, a green technology company repurposing farm waste and turns it into a biologically active organic fertilizer. REBBL, which Batstone founded in 2011, recently named Sheryl O'Loughlin (formerly of Clif Bar) as CEO. In 2015, Batstone was namedGentry magazine's Top 50 Bay Area philanthropists.

Michael brings 18 years of brand marketing and emerging technology entrepreneurship to Ignite Farm Funds working with award- winning brands, from agency, Fortune 500 and start-up perspectives. He evaluates and stewards emerging business opportunities for consideration and acceleration.


  • David Batstone and Michael Friedman

    David Batstone and Michael Friedman

    Ignite Farm Fund

    Making a special visit from San Francisco, you won’t want to miss meeting these pioneers of social entrepreneurship who look for disruptive ideas that improve the world and human condition. They bring generative ideas to life with the Ignite Farm Fund and scale them with the Just Business incubator and keiretsu of companies including REBBL, Square Organics, LuvTap, and blue Sky Fertilizer.

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  • When

    Thursday, Sep 29
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)


    Flywheel Coworking
    525 Vine St., Suite 210 Winston-Salem27101

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