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Samuel Mcpherson

Founder and CEO
Sift Local
Samuel Mcpherson is a serial social entrepreneur who has studied entrepreneurship at both the University of Florida and Pace University in New York City. His first venture, Reciprocity and Co., sold 100% American-made canvas bags that were hand sewn by a women-owned company in New Hampshire, with the proceeds going to support various humanitarian projects around the world. With his first failed venture under his belt, he returned to Gainesville Florida where he worked for a number of fast-growth tech start-ups. Sam is now focused on his next venture, Events Local, which provides a modern and comprehensive event logistics software to the organizers of outdoor festivals, expos, street fairs, competitions, and more. Events Local is committed to improving the environmental, social, and economic impacts of these events with the release of their Event Sustainability Program, which provides event organizers with program outlines and useful information to reduce their event’s impact.