Founder & CEO, LiveStories; Co-founder, Jolkona
Adnan Mahmud is the founder & CEO of LiveStories (http://www.livestories.com) - a startup building data tools for the non-technical users. Prior to LiveStories, Adnan co-founded Jolkona (http://www.jolkona.org), a Seattle-based nonprofit whose mission is to educate, engage and empower a new generation of philanthropists by directly connecting them to changemakers on the ground. He is also active as a philanthropy consultant, with focus on youth engagement. He is a regular speaker on youth leadership for the U.S. State Department. His motivation comes from growing up in Bangladesh, witnessing some of the worst conditions that humans are forced to live through, and wanting to do something about it through his skills with organized networks and technology. Adnan previously worked at Microsoft for over 8 years with contributions to all the major Microsoft products. He earned a bachelor's degree from Angelo State University and a master's degree from the University of Southern California.