Andre Blackman

Twitter: @mindofandre

Attended: Lift Off 2 (August 2010)

Where were you in your entrepreneurial journey before Lift Off? Journey before Lift Off? I had been dabbling in the idea of becoming an entrepreneur before Lift Off. I knew I had skills, resources and the desire to start in the consulting world but didn’t know where to start exactly.

What are you up to now?Since Lift Off, I’ve started a job board that connections innovative individuals with smart, sustainable projects in the public health and social innovation landscapes. I’ve also brought my idea to life to create a film festival event that highlights health innovation from all over the world. Just recently had the second one in NYC during Social Media Week. Currently, about to launch Pulse + Signal as a consultancy to take on projects full time.

What was your favorite thing about Lift Off? I’m a people person – so getting to know such wonderfully talented, caring and dynamic individuals really was a big deal for me. Having that in place really helped set the tone for me to enjoy the retreat and feel supported.