Seth Bannon began volunteering for advocacy organizations when he was 14 years old and began working on them as soon as he legally could. He's worked for candidates running for a range of offices from Governor to Senate to President. He's also founded and ran multiple advocacy organizations, focusing on issues ranging from police accountability to student organizing.
Seth's experience as a community organizer gave him an enduring respect for the ability of a small group of mission aligned people to come together to achieve great things. But from the beginning, he was frustrated by the technology in the advocacy space, and didn't understand why it was 10 years behind the video games he was playing. After many years of complaining about it, he finally decided to focus on fixing it. Seth teamed up with a group of civically minded developers and other organizers to build Amicus.
Amicus has gone on to power the advocacy efforts of amazing organizations like The Human Rights Campaign, Greenpeace, Everytown for Gun Safety, The Humane League, Airbnb, and more. For his work on Amicus, Seth was named twice to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Social Entrepreneurship, and has been covered in The Economist, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, CNN, and many more outlets. Seth and Amicus graduated from the summer 2012 class of the prestigious silicon valley incubator Y Combinator.
Through his experience at Amicus, Seth recognized the potential to solve some of the world’s biggest problems through business. He has since co-founded Impact.tech, a community of entrepreneurs combining purpose with profit. Seth also co-founded and runs Fifty Years, a seed fund that supports entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with technology.
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