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A new VR + mobile meditation platform that helps people build and maintain a practice via gamification. The more one meditates, the more their spirit guide and personal island evolves.
School Lunch for All is a national campaign focused on ensuring that all students receive free meals at school. No student should go hungry. No child or family should experience financial strain, public shame, or debt in exchange for school meals.
Prior to joining Galaxy, Xander was a serial entrepreneur focused on consumer social productivity technology in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a founding team at both Complete and Kifi (acquired by Google), followed by a short stint in venture capital. Xander, along with his wife Zoë, started focusing their attention to social justice in 2015, founding the refugee aid organization When We Band Together.
Billy Watterson is Director of Galaxy Gives, the Novogratz Family Philanthropy. Prior to joining Galaxy Gives, Billy was Program Director for the Rhode Island Office of Innovation where he led the State’s digital equity initiatives. Billy is a board member of Beat the Streets Providence and One Community LLC, and an advisor to the Helena Group’s Urban Planning Division and Govern for America.
Josh is obsessed with leveraging the power of technology to build community and empower people. He has spent his career designing and researching products/services to make them more useful to their users. From a diverse background working for tech companies like; P.volve, Prolific Interactive, Meetup, Foursquare, General Assembly - he loves using stories to make great products.
Pratap's mission is to give everyone the power to bring solutions for the greater good into the world, and bring good people together along the way.
Pratap spent several years at Google, where he helped launch Chrome, the Google Workspace business unit, and Google Domains. After Google, Pratap led product and operations at several venture-backed startups before starting his own startup studio.