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Ethan Austin Co-Founder, GiveForward

Ethan Austin is the co-founder and intra-office burrito eating champion at GiveForward a crowdfunding platform that helps people raise money online for their friends and loved ones' out-of-pocket medical expenses. In 2011 he was named one of CNN's 10 Generation Next Entrepreneurs to watch. In a past life, Ethan was a freelance at the humor website Guidespot where he somehow got paid to write about things like wolf shirts, nachos and how to throw epic space parties. Miraculously this nonsense amassed over 1 million unique visits to his blog posts in a one year span and made him the most popular writer on the website. It was awesome. Before that, Ethan received his B.A. from Emory University and his J.D. from American University where he was a member of the Law Review. Although he is licensed to practice law in California, he hopes that he will never have to use his degree despite his 96-year-old Jewish grandmother's constant plea for him to get a "more stable job" In his free time Ethan can typically be found scouring the streets in search of the world's most perfect burrito or running marathons in a banana costume to raise money for cancer non-profits

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