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TEDxEdmonton - Veer Gidwaney - Small Acts Make a Movement

Based in New York, Veer is the co-founder and CEO of, a new startup that's helping people do good things. It guides them in doing small but significant actions (or "feats") that reflect their values and contribute to their life's goals. Along the way, they earn points, meet a helpful community, and save money on real-life expenses, motivating them to go do good -- every day. Veer is director and co-founder of, a fundraising tournament website designed to bring together nonprofits, companies (such as eBay), and individuals focused on addressing global causes such as the environment, health, education, poverty and human rights. Previously, Veer was the CEO and co-founder of Control-F1, an industry leader in support automation. Under his leadership, the Edmonton-based company grew to over 50 employees, over 100 customers worldwide and was acquired by CA, one of the world's largest software companies. Veer has invested in several new ventures and was named as one of Maclean's Magazine's "Top 25 Under 30?.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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