We would like to give Emile Cambry a warm welcome to Solve Smart Cities. The future of our world depends on social enterprise startups and nonprofits. Collective impact is the buzzword everyone uses to ensure fitting groups are partnering better. These two ideas summarize why Emile Cambry is excited to join us. Not one person, not one nonprofit, nor one company can alone solve the problems our world faces. Together we can collectively make the best impact possible by partnering. Solve’s goal is to do that first in the workforce development space.
We are excited and so is Emile. Here is a short blurb from Emile:
With social impact finance around the corner, we (Solve Smart Cities) can build something five years ahead of its time. Our roadmap for new products evolve from software product as Phase 1, to data analytics as Phase 2, to something we can automate as Phase 3.
By reading the below list of just some of Emile’s accomplishments; you will see how lucky we are to have him on our team. We are looking to be the tech team that partners all workforce nonprofits and the Government. Exciting times ahead!
Here are a handful of amazing things Emile has done in the last year:
Highlights: My 2016 Year in Review: Testified for Congress, 60 articles about BLUE1647, 22 Awards, 5 Trips to the White House, New York Times feature, Root 100 Award, SXSW Award, Chicago Innovation Award, Chicago Inno 50 on Fire, 2 Resolutions, 1 Law passed, 1 Film Festival, and a Hackathon in 8 states. WHAT A YEAR! Thank you everyone for your support and allowing me to chronicle the journey.
Nelly stopped by the office in St. Louis. Yeah, that Nelly.
My mother and I were featured on TV One’s Change Agents: History in the Making
Did my first live talk show in front of a studio audience
Received a SXSW Dewey Award as a top social innovator in the world
Received a Cook County Resolution for contributions to making Cook County better, by Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia.
Featured in the Root for getting my tech inspiration from Afro Futurism
Featured in PolicyLink for our ability to inspire public policy change
Received a Resolution by the Missouri House of Representatives, sponsored by State Representative Courtney Curtis.
Had an Illinois law passed through our organization, Social Change
Recognized as the Root 100, top 100 most influential Black Americans.
We had the best month ever in the history diversity in tech
Appointed to the Cook County Commision on Social Innovation
Appointed to the Polsky Council, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the University of Chicago.
We won the Chicago Inno 50 on Fire
Visited the White House 5 times in 2016
The White House did a presentation and event at BLUE1647
The United States Department of Commerce held an event at BLUE1647