NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - Center4, a new kind of technology accelerator devoted to New York City's nonprofit community -- established by FEGS Health & Human Services, in collaboration with its IT subsidiary, AllSector Technology Group -- announced today the addition of four new members to its "blue ribbon" Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is comprised of technology investors and leaders from the nonprofit sector, government and the philanthropic community.
The new members join representatives from the New York Angels, Google, Columbia University, the Center for an Urban Future and the Foundation Center, among others. Center4's newest Advisory Board members are:
- Andras Forgacs, co-founder and CEO, Modern Meadow, Inc. and co-founder and director, Organovo, Inc.
- Greg Kieser, Management Assistance, Technology Manager, The Robin Hood Foundation
- Matthew Klein, executive director, Blue Ridge Foundation New York
- Steve Peltzman, chief business technology officer, Forrester Research
"Center4 will drive technology uptake and innovation to help strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations to deliver high-quality, effective and cost-efficient services that improve the lives of the people served and produce the greatest ROI," said Ira Machowsky, executive vice president of FEGS. "We are extremely pleased to welcome our newest Advisory Board members who bring incredible talent, unique insight and experiences from a variety of targeted sectors that will significantly enrich Center4's capabilities and impact."
Center4 is scheduled to open in early 2013 in New York City. Through an accelerator, hackathons, symposia and educational programming, Center4 will articulate the nonprofit sector's needs to technologists and social entrepreneurs, and facilitate partnerships and ventures that accelerate access to and utilization of technology solutions. Center4 is named for the emerging "Fourth Sector" -- which leverages the convergence of the private, public and nonprofit sectors to benefit the social good. With its focus on technology serving health and human service nonprofits, Center4 is highly unique among the current wave of accelerators and incubators.
"I am honored to join Center4's esteemed Advisory Board," added Steve Peltzman, chief business technology officer of Forrester Research. "The opportunities that technology presents to help nonprofits in their work to benefit the social good are massive, and the market is ripe for entrepreneurship, development and investment. I look forward to being a part of such an important venture."
Center4's mission is to be New York City's place of choice for social entrepreneurs, investors and the public, private and nonprofit sectors to collaborate and accelerate technology innovation and other capacity-building strategies that strengthen the nonprofit health and human service sector and benefit the social good. For more information and to sign up for Center4 email alerts, please visit www.Center4.com or Facebook.
About FEGS Health and Human Services
Center4 was founded by FEGS Health and Human Services and is operated by FEGS in partnership with its technology subsidiary, AllSector Technology Group, Inc.® FEGS is one of the largest and most diversified nonprofit health and human service organizations in the country, helping more than 100,000 New Yorkers annually to succeed in school, obtain employment, navigate crisis, improve their health and mental health, manage disabilities and live as independently as possible in the community. FEGS has annual revenues of $250 million, a workforce of more than 8,000 staff, interns and volunteers and fourteen affiliate/subsidiary corporations, including AllSector, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions to the nonprofit sector since 1998. For more information, please visit www.fegs.org or Facebook.