Sabeen Ali is Founder and CEO of AngelHack, female-owned and majority female-operated company that organizes hackathons and accelerates early-stage startups from around the world.
Prior to AngelHack, Sabeen founded and sold her own leadership training and organizational development company; Team Building ROI, which provided leadership and organizational development training to companies such as Google, IBM, Blackberry, NetApp, Cisco and others. She holds a M.S. in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and is an expert in change management.
Sabeen also founded Code For A Cause, a nonprofit organization that aims to make technology and coding accessible for all, and to bring the tech community together to make the world a better place. Founded in 2013, CFAC has organized events and initiatives designed to connect developers, support women and girls, minorities, veterans and other disproportionately disadvantaged communities.
She speaks internationally to corporate, nonprofit and student audiences on rapid innovation, entrepreneurship, acceleration, women in tech initiatives, and more. Most recently, she spoke at 4YFN with Mobile World Congress, Money 20/20, Shoptalk, and delivered USF’s commencement speech in 2016. She has received numerous accolades for her work, most recently including the Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation award. Her work with AngelHack and CFAC has been highlighted in Inc., Fast Company, Voice of America, and featured in the hit documentary: Seed.
Born in Chicago and raised by a single mother, Sabeen now resides in the Bay Area where she continues to take on new challenges, paving the way for social innovation and equality.