Nico is the enigmatic co-founder of Wickr Inc. and the founder and CEO of the Wickr Foundation. Wickr is a secure messaging service that lets individuals send encrypted and self-destructing text messages, images and attached files. Wickr ensures the protection of its users’ privacy by not collecting any of their data. The Wickr Foundation believes that private communication is a universal human right in a free society and, through programming and events, works toward promoting this issue. Nico is also a professional artist, athlete and entrepreneur. With an expertise in security, she has started over 20 successful security companies and still sits on some of their boards. Additionally, in 2014 she organized Super Sessions, a big wave surfing invitational event for women. Check out her exclusive interview with PSFK & HP/HP Matter here!
Jessica is one of the founders of Getaround, which is revolutionizing our transportation systems by empowering people to share their cars. Getaround is a social marketplace for people to rent cars by the hour, day or week – ranging from a Toyota Prius to a Tesla Roadster. Getaround has full liability, collision and comprehensive insurance included in its offering. Before co-founding Getaround, Jessica founded and acted as CEO of IDEAL, a movement for young Canadian entrepreneurs to meet and learn from their ultimate mentors.
A talk from Scott Bedbury at PSFK 2017 stresses the importance of transparency in a country that has fallen prey to “alternative facts”