Liz is a high energy, entrepreneurial executive who is passionate about making an impact in the world. She has over 20 years of experience starting up and growing innovative organizations both in the U.S. and international markets. Liz Hamburg is the founder and President of Candoo Tech, providing tech support and training specifically designed for older adults to help keep them independent, safe and secure.
Liz was the President and CEO of the Taproot Foundation, a U.S. based nonprofit connecting nonprofits and social change organizations with over 35,000 skilled volunteers through pro bono service.
Liz is the founder of Upstart Ventures, helping social entrepreneurs drive impact, and has been involved in the start-up and growth of over 15 new businesses, including ApplyWise, an education technology company. Liz was a member of the founding management team and board member of Vimpel Communications, one of the leading cellular operators in Europe.
Liz is a board member of the West Side Inter-Agency Council on the Aging (WSIACA) and a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). She is a frequent speaker on technology and the aging.
Liz received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a BA from Brown University and a certificate from the Executive Education program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford Business School.
Liz is the New York Champion for Tendrel, a network of social entrepreneurs and a member of the New York Women’s Forum.
Liz has traveled extensively to over 35 countries and speaks Italian and Japanese with conversational knowledge of Spanish and Russian.