Anne Connelly

Blockchain for social impact speaker, co-author of “Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising"

Anne Connelly is passionate about using blockchain to solve the world’s grandest challenges. Anne is Faculty at Singularity University and Boston University's Questrom School of Business, teaching global leaders how decentralized technologies can help us redesign societies and create social impact.

A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Anne is heavily involved in the startup space, where she mentors at startup incubators, and judges hackathons. She is the co-author of “Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising, and is a co-producer of ‘Trust’, a graphic novel and motion comic that teaches youth about blockchain.

Anne previously worked with Doctors Without Borders as a field worker in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a fundraiser in their Toronto and Dublin offices, and as a member of the board of directors. As the Director of Fundraising at Dignitas International, Anne set up one of the world’s first bitcoin donation programs.

Anne has a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University, an MBA from McMaster University, and is certified in Strategic Disruption from Harvard Business School. She was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada and one of the Fifty Most Inspirational Women in Technology in Canada.