Expertise for Impact – Meet the New WSA National Experts
With high expertise and the willingness to support sustainable, purpose-driven entrepreneurs on their journey, the WSA National Experts network welcomes new National Experts from Georgia, Austria, the US, and Switzerland!
WSA Georgia – Elene Jvania and Ketevan Ebanoidze
Elene Jvania is a co-founder and Co-CEO of Impact Hub Tbilisi. Developing meaningful relationships, bringing people together, and helping them understand each other’s culture and objectives is Elene’s passion. During the past ten years, while working in various international business organizations, she gained extensive experience in partnership building and start-up facilitation. In 2016, she co-founded Impact Hub Tbilisi to contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in Georgia and put the country on the global entrepreneurial map.
Ketevan Ebanoidze is a co-founder and Co-CEO of Impact Hub Tbilisi. She managed a startup capital of $135k and launched operations in 7 months. Ketevan currently manages the Impact Hub Tbilisi team and the constantly growing community. She is responsible for fundraising, designing, and implementing programs aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among diverse communities. Ketevan is a public relations and media communications specialist with extensive experience working for a wide range of TV stations in Georgia.
WSA Switzerland – Amanda Weilenmann
Amanda Weilenmann manages the Impact Academy, SEIF’s unique coaching program specifically for impact entrepreneurs. Additionally, she runs the Social Impact Accelerator in collaboration with SENS and is always on the lookout for innovative startups or initiatives making a positive environmental or social impact. She has a passion for social justice, and a love of nature and the outdoors.
WSA US – Carlos Pereira and Brynn Plummer
Carlos Pereira is a Computers Analyst. CEO of AEC a company focused on creating innovative solutions for people with disabilities. He is changing the world by helping people with disabilities to be socially included by Livox, an app he created that is the evolution of alternative communication for people with disabilities.
Brynn Plummer is a career inclusion and equity professional who currently holds the position of Vice President, Inclusion & Community Relations at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. She has worked in the nonprofit and public sectors on a range of topics from k-12 education to progressive politics to startups and entrepreneurial ecosystem building through multiple national and global organizations including Teach For America, Teach For All, Deloitte, Culture Shift Team, Nisolo, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, UBS, American Family Insurance and Verizon Wireless.
WSA Austria – Lena Hödl
Lena Hödl is Venture Architect at thrive studio, a startup studio that develops people-centered solutions to make life more livable for everyone in the future. She is the co-curator of Global Shapers Vienna. As Head of Accelerator at Female Founders, she has connected female-led startups and investors and puts her passion into various initiatives on the subject of female empowerment and inclusion.