• Building a Movement

    GLOBAL SHAPERS-AUSTIN HUB

  • The World economic forum

    The Global Shapers Community is a youth initiative of the World Economic Forum, with active hubs in 450 cities around the globe. We believe in a world where young people are central to solution building, policy-making and lasting change.

    The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities.

     

    Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.

     

    The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

  • What We Do

    Our Past and Current Projects

    Affordable Austin

    Affordable Housing Audit and Housing Incubator

    In 2016, the Shapers set out to examine the ideal of a welcoming city and quickly realized that affordability was one of the biggest identified challenges for Austin residents. As a result, the Shapers began a MFI study on the 78702 area of Austin, historically East Austin, partnering with professors from the University of Texas and Huston Tillotson to publish a white paper on the subject. In 2017, the work grew to include an affordable housing resident research survey and the group was also accepted into Impact Hub's Housing Accelerator. Today, two Shapers sit on the board of the non-profit that was formed and continue to do work around helping better understand how to best create a more affordable

    Facebook Chat Bot

    Engaging Young Voters

    Ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections, our aim is to get more youth engaged through voter registration and turn out. Leading up to the election, we will pilot a Facebook Chat Bot that will answer questions around the voting process.

    Smartphone Literacy Training

    Welcoming City Partnership with El Buen Samaritano

    In 2016, The Austin Shapers worked in coordination with El Buen Samaritano to host a series of smartphone training programs to better introduce communities not yet adapted to web based technology to connect them with useful resources on the web through greater smartphone accessibility.

  • Hub members

    Meet the Austin Shapers

    Curator:
    Alexis Taylor

    CEO

    3 Day Startup

    Vice Curator:
    Eiman Siddiqui

    Chief of Staff

    Texas Legislature

    Alberto Altamirano

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Cityflag

    Shivansh Chaudhary

    Product Manager

    Amazon

    Virginia Cumberbatch

    Director

    Cmmunity Engagement Center (CEC)

    Francisco Enriquez

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Glasshouse Policy

    Christa Freeland

    Entrepreneur in Residence, Managing Director
    Powershift Group

    Katie Rose Gurkin

    Co-Creator
    Castle Creek Entertainment
     

    Liv Hadden

    Author & Owner

    The Offbeat Writer

    Mina Hanna

    Senior Applications Consultant

    Synopsys Inc.

    Amy Holland

    Associate Director for Development

    McCombs School of Business

    Madeline Krebs

    Senior Account Executive

    Edelman

    Valerie Nelson Ray

    Program Manager

    Iodine Software

    Lucy Nguyen

    Donor Relations Specialist

    Central Texas Food Bank

    Kelly Pratt

    Program Operations Specialist

    Texas CASA Inc.

    Leon Vanstone

    Research Associate

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Jessie Wang

    International Strategy

    Indeed

    Zev Jonathan Bimstein

    Associate Product Manager

    Indeed

    Riley Blanks

    Founder
    Woke Beauty

    Kevin Chandra

    Power Systems Engineer
    Austin Energy

    Vincent Harding

    Attorney

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Michael Hole

    Director, Social Entrepreneurship
    University of Texas at Austin

    Darsh Singh

    Managing Partner
    Hazoor Partners

    James Bilodeau

    Founder & CEO

    PreFix Inc.

    Maggie Burke

    Agency Partner at Facebook

    Facebook

  • Events and projects Library

    Global Shaper Welcome: SXSW Mixer 2019

    March 7th at 7pm

    Seven Apartments, Clubhouse (Floor 9)

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