Hank Williams
Founder and CEO of Platform

Jonathan D. Moll
Co-Founder/COO of Platform

Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn
Co-Founder of Platform
Philanthropist; Former owner & Vice Chair, Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Board of Advisors

Platform is a non-profit focused on increasing participation by diverse groups in the thriving innovation economy by driving awareness, opportunity, and financial access.

Siddiq Bello

Founder & Chief Strategic Officer, Decision Elements

Melissa Bradley

Director, Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Kogod School of Business

Richard Delaney

Senior Vice President, Operations, Pepsico

David Drummond

Senior Vice President, Corp Development, and Chief Legal Officer, Google

Sheldon Gilbert

Founder & CEO, Proclivity Media

Mitch Kapor

Co-Chair, Kapor Center for Social Impact

Charles King

Founder/ CEO, Macro Ventures

Maria Teresa Kumar

President/CEO, Voto Latino

Marcus Mitchell

Engineering Director, Google

Nicholas Negroponte

Founder & Chairman Emeritus, MIT Media Lab; CEO, One Laptop Per Child

John N. Pasmore

Chief Revenue Officer & EVP of Partnerships, News Deeply

General Colin L. Powell

USA (Retired)

Carmen Rojas

Chief Operating Officer, The Workers Lab

Stan Smith

Principal, Syncom Venture Partners

David Sutphen

Partner, Brunswick Group

Sherman Wright

Co-founder & Managing Partner, commonground

Denmark West

Partner, Connectivity Capital Partners

Gina Barnett

President/Owner, Barnett International

Founding Members

Thomas J. Adams III

Chaz Ebert

Marcus Mitchell

J. Willard Stanback

Google for Entrepreneurs

Kapor Center for Social Impact

Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn

Arnold Evans

Trey Muldrow

Howard Unger


The Boston Foundation

Ty Ahmad-Taylor

Victoria Gray

Carmen Rojas

Denmark West

Knight Foundation

Lisa Skeete-Tatum

Kenneth Austin

Christina Lewis Halpern

H. Edward Young

Fairview Capital

Marva Smalls

Blue Ridge Foundation

Valentino Carlotti

Rashida LaLande