Join us at our Responsible Innovation Founders Summit

Responsible Innovation Labs
October 18, 2022

Responsible Innovation Labs was set up because of one clear belief: the future of the world will be disproportionately shaped by the technology companies that are started and scaled in the coming years. The best founders and funders bring innovation to our world at record pace and, with the right tools, can treat societal responsibility as a core part of building great businesses from day one. 

That’s why we’re convening the best early stage founders, funders, and other leaders at our Responsible Innovation Founders Summit on November 10th. Hear real stories with actionable takeaways you can use today from founders who have actually done it. Meet some of the best founders and funders scaling world-class companies with a positive impact on society.

We have a limited number of seats open at Gusto HQ in San Francisco and Betaworks in NYC. Join us in-person (or online) by registering here.

Real founders share real stories on responsible innovation.

At the Founders Summit, we are convening the best early stage founders, funders, and other leaders at Gusto HQ in SF and Betaworks in NYC, as well as online. Founders and operators scaling world-class companies will join us to share their stories, lessons learned and more on responsible innovation:

  • Gusto Co-founder and CEO, Josh Reeves
  • Guild Co-founder and CEO, Rachel Romer 
  • Cityblock Health Co-founder and CEO, Toyin Ajayi 
  • Pave Founder and CEO, Matt Schulman
  • GoBuild Co-founder and CEO, Chapman Snowden
  • Topknot Co-founder and CEO, Claire Shorall
  • General Catalyst Executive-in-Residence and former Gusto COO, Lexi Reese
  • Base10 Operating Partner, Laura Weidman Powers
  • Salesforce VP of Ethical Tech, Dr. Rachel Gillum
  • And more - full list here

Co-hosted with the Startups and Society Initiative, the lineup is impressive. Our speakers include 4+ unicorns, 3+ YC alumni and 6+ entrepreneurs intentionally bringing forward the world we want to see (ex. future of work, pay equity, democratizing access, and more).

Unveiling actionable guidance on responsible innovation.

We’re rolling up our sleeves with our first-of-its-kind coalition of VCs, LPs, and companies and convening some of the best thinkers to design infrastructure and resources for founders and funders, with shared mindsets and methods at the center. These will guide the leaders of companies being built and scaled for endurance, from first principles thinking in pre-seed rounds through intentional data governance (and more) ahead of public markets.

Join us at the Founders Summit for an early reveal of our Responsible Innovation Roadmap and stay tuned for more on it!

Responsibility belongs in the DNA of ambitious companies.

Our goal at the Founders Summit is to accelerate thinking and tooling on responsible innovation in ambitious companies, from day one to teams of 500+. Responsible company-building bolsters long-term value and leads to technologies that serve the needs of our world. We’re proud to be joined by many in this goal.

Thank you to our Charter Members, co-host Startups and Society Initiative and sponsors of the Responsible Innovation Founders Summit, including: Gusto, Betaworks, Ford Foundation, LTSE, Open Society Foundations, Lucid Capitalism, and a growing list here.


Grab your spot before seats run out (and use RIF25 to save 25% on your ticket). See you soon!