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David Gardner

David Gardner

As the co-founder of ColorJar, David has led projects for a wide range of clients — from startups and charities, to big brands and celebrities. In 2011, David received the Empact100 award at the White House as one of the “Top 100 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in the US” on behalf of ColorJar. His passion for entrepreneurship has resulted in speaking engagements across America, a position in the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC), and mentor roles at Tech Stars Chicago and Impact Engine.

Prior to ColorJar, David co-founded a web startup which helped people pursue their goals while living in India. His startup received a partnership and acquisition offer from AOL. Later, in Chicago, David served as Director of Web Products & Marketing for, where he repositioned and redesigned and helped create and launch sister website

David co-founded his first startup – an organization that aggregated , created, and spread positive community news – while still a student at Dartmouth College. Also at Dartmouth, David was an All-Ivy League basketball player and was twice named the team’s Most Valuable Player. He went on to play professionally in Germany. David also really likes Subway Chipotle.

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