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Kevin Adler

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Miracle Messages (miraclemessages.org). Singularity Univ GSP, Cambridge Univ, Occidental.

Founder, Miracle Messages (miraclemessages.org). Singularity Univ GSP, Cambridge Univ, Occidental.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Miracle Messages
Alumn.us
BetterGrads

Advisor

1985

Positions

CEO and Founder Miracle Messages July 2014 - present
Author Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for Social Capital 2015 - 2015
Community Organizer various initiatives 2012 - 2015
Interim CPO Entangled Ventures January 2014 - June 2014
Co-Founder and CEO Alumn.us October 2011 - January 2014
Co-Founder & Executive Director BetterGrads May 2009 - October 2011
Ambassador of Goodwill Rotary International July 2010 - June 2011
Founding Trustee (SF Chapter) The Awesome Foundation April 2010 - September 2010
Community Manager nuResume March 2009 - October 2009
Intern for President and CEO Commonwealth Club June 2007 - August 2007
Policy Intern various political organizations January 2004 - June 2007

Education

Singularity University Exponential Technologies 2015 - 2015
University of Cambridge Modern Society and Global Transformations 2007 - 2009
Occidental College Politics; minor, Diplomacy and World Affairs 2003 - 2007
University College London, U. of London Political Studies 2005 - 2006
Livermore High School 1999 - 2003

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Growth
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV
  • • research
  • • market research
  • • interviews

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Leadership • Social Entrepreneurship • Entrepreneurship • Public speaking

Key Accomplishments

Kevin is the creator of Miracle Messages, an acclaimed TV series that helps homeless individuals reunite with their loved ones using social media. He is also the co-founder of Anyone, an on-demand interview platform, enabling anyone in the world to become a knowledge worker.

Previously, Kevin co-founded alumn.us (a fundraising platform for under-served high schools), Entangled Ventures (an EdTech incubator), and BetterGrads (an online mentoring nonprofit). He served one year in Oaxaca, Mexico, as an ambassador of goodwill for Rotary International.

He is the author of the ground-breaking book, Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for Social Capital. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, International Educator, Cedar Rapids Gazette, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, and two peer-reviewed volumes.

Kevin has been interviewed by NBC, NPR, SF Chronicle, PRI, Forbes, and Fox, delivered talks at Microsoft, Stanford, and the Downtown Project, and is a New Leaders Council Fellow (SF), StartingBloc Fellow (BOS), Hive Global Leader, and founding trustee of the Awesome Foundation (SF).

Kevin has an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, and was the Culley Award recipient as the top graduate at Occidental College. He recently attended Singularity University's Graduate Studies Program at NASA, one of 80 participants from 45 countries selected from 5000+ applicants.

Kevin is from the small town of Livermore, CA, and currently lives atop a mountain on the outskirts of San Francisco.

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Connect with me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or join me for my monthly Fireside Potluck. You can also email me: kevin [at] kevinfadler.com

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Start as a side project, see if it's a mutual fit.

As an Advisor

Small involvement that grows if it's a fit.

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Irene Rompa
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder/CEO, Dopper US and Founder, Buy Nothing New Maand.
Irene is insurmountable. She is driven to realize a vision, and gets things done. She would be an excellent addition to the FD network.

Victor Vulovic
They're my friends
Victor has the right mix to change the world, however he would like. He is smart. He is driven. He is thoughtful. And he is a good person. I ... 'd love to build a company with him someday.

Rayfil Wong

awesome passion for food & entrepreneurship

Megan Tulac

social visionary

Cara Jones

amazing storyteller

Steve Chen

big ideas, big heart

Ngozi Joel Nezianya

respectable and brilliant entrepreneur

Chris Finlayson
They're my school
I am one of the FD MDs for SF. I can honestly say that Chris is brilliant and one of the most talented people I know. I'd love to do a side ... project with him someday - or start a company.

Mike Miller
They're my friends
I met Mike at a recent Stanford biz class where I was a guest speaker. Mike impressed me with his thoughtful questions, excellent follow-up, ... and elaborate notes he shared with me. I'd want to meet the guy again, and think he'd be great addition to FD.

David McCarthy
They're my friends
David and his team impressed me at SW in Tri-Valley, and won. Admire his go-gettedness.

Douglas Ross
We worked together at Startup Weekend  •  Co-founder & CEO UserBallot, Inc.; Advisor InChefs; and Venture Adviser, iGate Innovation Hub. Looking for a lead developer for UserBallot.
Doug co-organized Startup Weekend Tri Valley, and did an awesome job. He'd be a great addition to the network.

Chris Finlayson
They're my friends
Chris is amazing. Period. Build a company with him.

Jason Vargas
They're my friends  •  Corporate Sales Director, PunchTab and Speaker and Educator, Sales4StartUps Inc.
Jason is resilient, respectful, and a real go-getter and clear communicator. I imagine he'd be a good addition to this network.

Alexander Keat
Founder, Welcome; Advisory Board Member, Oxypreneurship; "The cofounder you'd want to be talking to in a coffee shop at 2AM"
Alex is the person most responsible for transforming Occidental College into a haven for entrepreneuership, via Oxypreneurship. He is a must ... for this network.

Caroline Coleman
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder & Director of Operations, Caring Creatives.
Caroline has the gumption needed to be an entrepreneur, and her life experience suits her very well for her startup idea. She would be a goo ... d addition to the network.

Pulkit Agrawal
They're my friends  •  Sleuth, shoto and Senior Consultant, Booz & Company.
Pulkit would be a great asset to this network.

Nigel Purves
They're my friends  •  Co-founder, Qusic.co.uk and LetEngine.com. Self-taught Ruby on Rails programmer. Commercial experience as a consultant in a previous life.
Nigel is wonderful. Please accept him (from MD of SF).

Hasan Sheikh
They're my friends  •  Founder @ SiftWisdom, University of California, Berkeley grad.
He has the character and work ethic to be successful. A great addition to the network.

Christine Moseley
They're my friends  •  Founder, TBA and Owner, Moseley Consulting, Inc.. Wharton grad.
Christine is amazing, and would be an asset to your team. If you have the chance to join her team, do it.

Charles Fox
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder of Tangible Solutions, a 3D Printing Company, Starting a 2nd Co. involving a mobile app improving communication among people.
Charles has the intelligence, role-up-your-sleeves go-gettedness, and knowledge of when to ask for help from the right people to go very far ... .