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Impact Presents: "Compassionate Tech: Utilizing smart tech to end homelessness"

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Wednesday, October 16



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Room 200


speaker headshot India Hayes has volunteered domestically and internationally for more than a decade. Assisting the homeless resonates personally with her because she has seen firsthand the effect of homelessness on citizens of Atlanta.

She recently founded Mini City to directly assist the homeless using her skill set as a tech designer. Hayes knows the importance of clear, effective communication and sustainable efforts. That is why she utilizes her design skills whenever she can for social good and sustainability. She works directly with homeless shelters within Atlanta to further their mission and also find innovative ways to empower all people, particularly women, in shelters.

Hayes feels that when you empower women, whether it be within the US or overseas, an entire community is transformed. Mothers, daughters, and female leaders carry on traditions and educating, aiding and informing women is something that Hayes believes will make a community more sustainable and holistically sound. Hayes is a firm believer in volunteer efforts being feasible, viable and most importantly desired by communities in need.



speaker headshotSourabh is a current Ph.D. candidate, with a major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on experimental investigations and theoretical modeling of heat transfer enhancement with a wide range of industrial applications such as thermal management of electronics and thermo-electric power plants. He is open to expanding the envelope of his problem-solving skills. Currently,  He also serves as the CFO of a social startup, Mini City and as the Center of Civic Innovation 2019 fellow,  with a primary focus on creating strategic partnerships with Non-profits and government organizations within Atlanta to create tech-based solutions for serving the homeless. In his free time, Sourabh loves to play guitar and read books.


About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.