Interact is a fellowship of mission-driven technologists.

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Humans are technologists: we build tools and systems that are meant to improve the environment around us.

Interact is a community of technologists – students, artists, startup founders, designers, software developers, engineers, AI researchers, environmentalists, biologists, and more.

We share an enthusiasm for making intentional impact, and find joy in thoughtful conversations.

Our ambition is that this community will, in its own way, help move the world forward.

Our Beliefs

  1. Technology isn’t an industry; it’s a tool that’s changing every industry.
  2. People don’t make impact alone; great things are accomplished together.
  3. We feel a deep sense of obligation to make the world better.

Our History

Interact was founded in 2012 as a social experiment. We brought together 100 young technologists from around the globe at SXSW Interactive, where the crew crashed on couches, shared perspectives, and built friendships.

Since 2012, we’ve continued to grow the Interact community through a fellowship model, meeting annually for the Fellowship Retreat, now located in Northern California. Between retreats, we frequently meet up in various cities and introduced the Community Retreat to bring the broader Interact community back together.

Over the years, we’ve seen our community members build friendships, co-found ventures, and support one another in achieving the impossible. As the community has grown, one thing has stayed constant: our earnest commitment to improving the world around us.