LIVE – Ignition Lab Guests: Abigail Edgecliffe-Johnson, Carlos Ibarra

RECORDED Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Ignition Lab is a team-based 7-month intensive learning program that will expose participants to the practices of creating a startup. Each session begins with presentations by leaders in the start-up and entrepreneurship world. These presentations are streamed live online so those who are not participants in the Ignition Lab can participate in the discussion.

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Carlos Ibarra is an independent actor, writer, director and producer. Currently, Carlos serves as Development Executive at 141 Entertainment where he has worked on a series of film and television projects including “Ingrid Goes West,” “Marjorie Prime,” and “Revolving Doors.” Previously, Carlos worked as an assistant at Parseghian Planco, a boutique talent management film representing top actors, writers, directors and producers. As an actor, Carlos has appeared in various features, commercials, short films, regional and off Broadway productions including Sony’s “Rough Night” and TBS’s “Adam Ruins Everything.” In 2012, Carlos founded 4 & 1 Siblings Productions as way to feature minority talent working in front and behind the camera. The company’s first project, “Botes al Amanecer”, had a successful run in the festival circuit and garnered several Best Short Awards. His feature script, “Corredor,” was a 2nd Round Qualifier at 2014’s Sundance Institute Writer’s Lab and a Top 25 Selection for NALIP’s 2014 Latino Media Market. In 2016, the script was nominated for a Best Script award at the Oaxaca Film Festival. 4 & 1 Siblings Productions has worked and designed campaigns for Stellar Collective, The Wrap, The New York Times, Time Warner, FaceMeeting and many high profile clients. Carlos is the first Latino to run across America by foot. His journey can be seen in the docu-series, “Run Carlos Run.” He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity Association.

Carlos Ibarra is an independent actor, writer, director and producer. Currently, Carlos serves as Development Executive at 141 Entertainment where he has worked on a series of film and television projects including “Ingrid Goes West,” “Marjorie Prime,” and “Revolving Doors.” Previously, Carlos worked as an assistant at Parseghian Planco, a boutique talent management film representing top actors, writers, directors and producers. As an actor, Carlos has appeared in various features, commercials, short films, regional and off Broadway productions including Sony’s “Rough Night” and TBS’s “Adam Ruins Everything.” In 2012, Carlos founded 4 & 1 Siblings Productions as way to feature minority talent working in front and behind the camera. The company’s first project, “Botes al Amanecer”, had a successful run in the festival circuit and garnered several Best Short Awards. His feature script, “Corredor,” was a 2nd Round Qualifier at 2014’s Sundance Institute Writer’s Lab and a Top 25 Selection for NALIP’s 2014 Latino Media Market. In 2016, the script was nominated for a Best Script award at the Oaxaca Film Festival. 4 & 1 Siblings Productions has worked and designed campaigns for Stellar Collective, The Wrap, The New York Times, Time Warner, FaceMeeting and many high profile clients. Carlos is the first Latino to run across America by foot. His journey can be seen in the docu-series, “Run Carlos Run.” He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity Association.

 

Abigail Edgecliffe-Johnson is the Founder of RaceYa, an educational technology company that is building the next generation of creative thinkers. RaceYa uses fun, fast, customizable radio-controlled cars to teach kids about the power of iteration and persistence through science.

Abigail has a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University. An expert in communication and human behavior, with more than 10 years of commercial and academic experience of large-scale research projects, she founded RaceYa to teach kids how to turn failure into productive, creative problem solving. In her spare time she is a confectionery roboticist making moving, blinking and occasionally exploding cakes.

She is a regular speaker on UX design and testing; the challenges for girls in STEM education; the understandings of gender that infuse how we encourage children’s play; and the vagaries of crowd-funding and crowd-investing. She and RaceYa have been featured in multiple publications including the Wall St. Journal, Forbes, and Alley Watch, and on Good Morning America, PBS and Cheddar TV.

Future Ignition Lab speakers will present on:

  • November 4, 2017
  • February 3, 2018
  • February 24, 2018
  • March 24, 2018
  • April 14, 2018: Ignition Lab Pitch Competition

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