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Jill Finlayson

Strategic Consultant
Startup Solutions Group

Jill Finlayson is part of the Startup Solutions Group at Singularity University and heads up mentoring. She has 20+ years of experience as a strategy consultant and marketing leader with start-ups, nonprofits, and social enterprises. She has built online communities, thought leadership, and marketing and branding programs for The World Bank, the Skoll Foundation, and eBay, where she ran the Toys category for five years and co-authored the McGraw Hill book Fundraising on eBay. Finlayson is passionate about social entrepreneurship, citizen engagement, open government, tech for good, education, innovation, women's equality and empowerment, and leadership. She has experience mentoring Cal Big Ideas teams and TechWomen from Algeria, Kenya, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, and Nigeria. Finlayson is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.