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Elizabeth Stewart

 Managing Director, Accelerator


For the last 16 years, Elizabeth has worked at the intersection of social innovation, design-thinking and technology in cities on both coasts in a range of roles working collaboratively with nonprofits, social enterprise startups, academia, and local government. She was the Founding Executive Director of Civic Hall Labs, the nonprofit civic innovation arm of Civic Hall, a collaborative center for the civic tech community based in New York City. Prior to that, in 2010, she co-founded and served as CEO at Impact Hub Los Angeles, a for-profit social enterprise with the mission to connect, empower, and resource Angelenos who are working to create positive change in the world. In this role, she advised a variety of start-ups ranging from clean tech to civic tech ventures. Elizabeth holds an MA in Urban Planning from the UCLA, where she co-founded the Graduate Leaders in Sustainability Certificate. She has served on the board of Liberty Hill Foundation, which focuses on social justice in Los Angeles, and served on the board of Advisors in Philanthropy, Los Angeles. She is a Coro Leadership NYC alumni, has been featured in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People 2013 issue, and profiled on Forbes.com as “a woman changing the LA entrepreneur landscape.” She loves to cook, travel, and get lost in big cities.