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Amelia Friedman

Cofounder & COO, Hatch

Washington, D.C.

Amelia is co-founder and COO at Hatch, a Y Combinator Fellowship company making it possible for anybody to create and deploy software without coding. In order to fund their company, she and her cofounder marketed and sold 4,000+ decks of a satirical card game called the 2016 Election Game. Amelia has been recognized as a Washingtonian Tech Titan, a Top 40 Entrepreneur Under 40 and a Power Woman of DC Tech for her work in the DC tech community. Prior to Hatch, Amelia founded the Student Language Exchange, an education nonprofit she grew to operate in 7 cities and for which she was awarded a Halcyon Fellowship. Amelia also serves as a mentor for the C.V. Starr Social Innovation fellowship, as a local organizer for the Vinetta Project, and on the advisory board for SXSW’s LAUNCHedu. She writes regularly for outlets including the Atlantic, Forbes, and USA Today, and has spoken on her work at SXSW, the U.S. Capitol, and numerous academic conferences. Amelia graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 2014.

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