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Evonne Heyning

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

5X CoFounder. Insight & Vision => Action Advisor, Media, Strategist/Catalyst/Facilitator. Board Chair, Executive Producer, GrowGames

5X CoFounder. Insight & Vision => Action Advisor, Media, Strategist/Catalyst/Facilitator. Board Chair, Executive Producer, GrowGames

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Toyshoppe Systems


Toyshoppe Systems
Toyshoppe Systems

Side Projects

Hershey's Future of Chocolate In
Affordable Care Act: #GetCovered


Chair of the Board, Executive Producer GrowGames: Seeds the Game May 2013 - present
CoFounder, Executive Visionary Officer EDDEFY August 2012 - July 2015
CRO - Advisor for Strategic Relationships GogoCoin May 2013 - March 2014
CoFounder, Strategic Advisor, Business Development Toyshoppe Systems January 2009 - July 2012
Interactive Producer TechSoup October 2007 - July 2012
Director & Founder Amoration July 2003 - December 2010
Interactive Producer US Department of State Office of Innovative Engagement January 2009 - December 2009
Interactive Producer USC Network Culture Project March 2008 - December 2008
Media Specialist and Teacher Providence Public Library October 2001 - July 2003
Promotions Manager/Interactive Division Citadel Broadcasting March 2001 - October 2001
Outreach Director Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center 1999 - 2000
Development Director World Society for the Protection of Animals May 1998 - October 1999


Singularity University AI, Big Data, Education, Collective Insight, Neuroscience & Product Development 2012 - 2012
Eastern Nazarene College Religion, Business, Communication Arts 1993 - 1998
Richmond Community Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1989 - 1993

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Content distribution
  • • Seed funding
  • • Corporate sponsorship
  • • Channel Partnerships
  • • Game distribution
  • • Global Marketing
  • • Product Development
  • • Startup finance
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Family
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Individualized Learning
  • • Int'l Development (Outside US/Canada)
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content
  • • Food
  • • Ecosystem
  • • Garden
  • • Water
  • • Biodiversity
  • • Permaculture
  • • Lab
  • • Experimental
  • • Mobile Schools

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Community Building • Company Culture • Live events • Strategic Partnerships • Producer

Key Accomplishments

I like solving BIG PROBLEMS with GREAT PEOPLE.
I can help you grow a great team with a healthy culture that's aware, insightful and ready to thrive for the long game. My role in the room is to be the glue, the integrator, the networker, the systems thinker, the one on the whiteboard who hears your ideas and sees how to get them from words into action.

I'm hardcore, trained as a chaplain, worked in many international NGOs running new programs and operations in technology delivery and crisis aid. Afraid of very few things. My attention has shifted into creating a healthy society through storytelling, media and production with work between the NGO, media and education field. Over a decade of experience as a consultant working with thousands of organizations to improve communications, technology strategy and program effectiveness.

Started 5 companies in the last 6 years, currently advising 3.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

On the yoga mat or while taking a walk, around the room and integrating their ideas on the whiteboard to see the connections and map the strategy together.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Brent Heyning
We worked together at Toyshoppe Systems
Evonne looks for rich experiences to contribute her skills of entrepreneurial situational awareness and connection of resources. Her comfort ... able approach to relating to high-profile funders and executives is worth writing a new book on.
Mick Darling
They're my friends
Evonne is a great entrepreneur. She sees opportunities and can put all the pieces together to make that opportunity happen. She has a great ... mind that can organize and plan to get her projects completed, and knows everyone in the industry to help her reach her goals.
Salim Ismail
They're my advisor
She brings her deepest self to pretty much whatever she does - I've watched her as a student at Singularity U and she was exemplary in what ... we look for in a future leader. I'd work with her in a second.
Aron Rachamim
They're my school
Evonne has huge creativity, creating such vibrant new ideas to solve global problems and create new businesses. She also is a great networke ... r, connecting people with vastly different skills and experiences to make new synergies. She is intelligent, tenacious and has all other key ingredients it takes to make a great entrepreneur.
Janet Fouts
Social Media Strategist, and Social Media Trainer, Tatu Digital Media.
Evonne has an amazing talent for collaboration and this allows her to quickly iterate ideas intoa a workable strategy and launch it. She's c ... reative, organized and a great communicator.

Jerry Michalski
They're my friends  •  Fostering Design from Trust, champion of the Relationship Economy. Founder, REX; Affiliate, Institute for the Future. Wharton & UCI grad.
Deeply connected to creating a better world with others