Founder Friday: Using Science and Technology to Improve Lives

Friday, December 6, 2019

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1 Euclid Avenue, Providence RI 02908

How Nancy Lublin ’93 Launches Tech Startups that Improveand SaveLivesthrough Text Messages, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science

Nancy Lublin ’93 is a serial tech entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the way we solve social problems through technology, AI, and data science. As the co-founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line, the world’s first 24/7, free, text message-based support service for people facing a range of mental health issues, Lublin demonstrates how big data and entrepreneurship can lead to explosive user growth. According to LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, “Few Silicon Valley start-ups achieve the sort of traction and transformative influence as quickly as Crisis Text Line has to date.”

Join Lublin and Shivani Nishar ’20, a former Crisis Counselor and member of the Youth Advisory Council at Crisis Text Line, for a discussion on Lublin’s career as a founder, tech leader, and problem solver. Learn how Lublin used the simplicity of text messaging to save lives, how big data can fix big problems, and how machine learning can lead to social good. Lublin will also share her next startup,, her first for-profit company and a spin-out of Crisis Text Line. With this new venture she aims to incorporate lessons from her previous non-profit experience and build a venture-backed startup that helps facilitate difficult conversations.

Please RSVP HERE. The event is open to the public.

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