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Former Head of TiVo Engineering and Operations Will Lead Development and Deployment of Benetech’s Software-for-Good Tools

Nonprofit technology company Benetech today announced that it has appointed seasoned executive Mark Roberts as its Vice President of Engineering. Roberts, former Senior Vice President of Engineering, Consumer Products, and Operations at TiVo Inc., will lead the development, testing, and deployment of Benetech’s tools and services across all its program areas.

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Jim Fruchterman and Betsy Beaumon on the SOCAP14 Main Stage

How can a social enterprise engage effectively in founder succession planning, and what are some of the benefits that may occur when a founder is able to share the ownership, control, and culture of the business with a successor, or even a wider group of social leaders? This was one theme of a plenary session at this year’s annual Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP14) in San Francisco. Benetech CEO, Jim Fruchterman, and VP of the Benetech Global Literacy Program, Betsy Beaumon, joined moderator Penelope Douglas, SOCAP Board Chair, for a dynamic conversation titled “Make Yourself Invaluable, Not Irreplaceable.”

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Meet Our 2014 Summer Interns—Part 2

We’ve just wrapped up a second successful year of Benetech’s Summer Internship Program. Today we’re pleased to introduce you to three excellent interns who worked with our Bookshare team: Priyanka Amin-Patel, Derek Slone, and Tara Singh. Their efforts went towards getting the word out about Bookshare and expanding the collection.

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Meet Our 2014 Summer Interns—Part 1

This is the second year of our formal Summer Internship Program. Once again, it’s been our pleasure to work with a group of fantastic students who have supported multiple teams across Benetech’s programs. Today we’re pleased to introduce Pascal Pepin, who has agreed to share with us highlights of his internship experience and biggest takeaways.

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Unlocking Technology-for-Good Innovation

Benetech Labs is where the Benetech team and our social impact partners incubate new software-for-good applications. Within the arena of startup incubators, however, Benetech’s social enterprise business model and Benetech Labs’ approach are unique.

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