Hi all! Ali Fenn here. I have been helping to build tech companies here in the Bay Area since the late 90’s, principally as a BD, Product, and Sales leader, and including having launched several open source businesses and software products. I’ve been on a bit of a working sabbatical the past year, studying the current global challenges we face as a linear economy, and working on ideas to help us move to a circular one. My principal focus to date has been in the area of plastics/ marine litter, but I am also very interested in textiles, metals, the creation of marketplaces, secondary markets, design for disassembly, and a number of other elements of this problem space and opportunity. I hope I can contribute business strategy, ecosystem insights, market viability, and other creative ideas to the collective effort this weekend, and I look forward to meeting others who bring interest and passion and creativity to bear to this very important - and inspiring - challenge!