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morgan's Speaking engagements


Morgan has a passion for sharing her story and regularly travels the country speaking about her experiences building a successful impact company, being a non-technical founder of a tech company, and jiu jitsu fighter. Some of her favorite talks include; an international press briefing at The Global Entrepreneurship Summit at The Hague, speaking at Grace Hopper, keynoting for Wharton's Social Impact Summit as well as being a Featured Keynote Speaker at the Global Women in STEM Conference in Atlanta, and giving the Cum Laude speech at her alma mater.


From my professional experience starting and running an impact focused startup tech company:


  • "Be Coachable: How to start (and pivot) a startup (several times)"

  • "Strategy over Strength: Lessons learned as a woman in tech and a woman jiu jitsu fighter"

  • "Learning on The Job: Leveraging interns for win-win outcomes"

  • "Faking it till you make it: Running a tech company when you aren't a technologist"

  • "More Than Money: Building an inspiring and healthy startup work culture"

From my experience building a company that helps mission-driven organizations use modern technology to engage, communicate with and track their audience:


  • "It's Not Too Early or Too Late: Audience engagement with mobile tech"

  • "Reach 20K people for $500: Building an automated funnel for nonprofits"

  • "Mobile vs Desktop: Understanding the difference for non-technical professionals"



  • Presenter RISE Digital Conference 2020

  • Organizer MilkCrate Symposium 2020 

  • Keynote Chester County Women & Girls Fund 2019

  • Keynote Speaker at Global Women in STEM Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Georgia 3/2018

  • Panelist on Social Entrepreneurship for Grace Hopper Celebration 10/2017 

  • Panelist How to Make it in America: City Council of Philadelphia 9/2017

  • Panelist Sharp Heels: Career Summit 8/2017

  • Presenter at Arts and Business Council Pitch with Jessica Herrin, CEO of Stella&Dot 5/2016

  • Switch Philly, Philly Tech Week 4/2016

  • Speaker at Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Panel on Angel Investing 4/2016

  • Keynote Speaker for UPenn Center for Social Impact Strategy’s Executive Program 3/2016

  • Speaker at Temple University EWI Speaker Series 2/2016

  • Keynote Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange 10/2015

  • Panelist at Girl Scouts #GirlPop2015 5/2015

  • Speaker at TEDxWalnut St Women 5/2015

  • Keynote at Cum Laude Ceremony for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 5/2015

  • Speaker at Philly Tech Week 4/2015

  • Presenter at Tristates Sustainability Symposium 3/2015

  • Mentor at University of Delaware Venture Development Center 2/2015

  • Finalists at Forbes Under 30 Summit - Pressure Cooker Pitch 10/2014

  • Speaker, Fast Forward, "What's Next for Philly?" 10/2014

  • Finalist, Great Dames Pitch 10/2014 

  • Presenter, Apple Briefing Room “Meet the Startup Event” 9/2014

  • Presenter, RAIN Conference – PHL 2.0: Developing a Next-Generation Innovation Hub 7/2014


"Dear Morgan,
I truly enjoyed your presentation yesterday at the Women in Leadership Summit. I love how your start-up business lessons learned tied in so well with lessons you learned while training in Jiu-Jitsu. Great job!! 
- Best,

"Awesome hearing from @morganberman - founder & CEO of milkcrate - on entrepreneurship, shit storms, and jiu jitsu. Thanks for an enlightening and authentic session!" - Laura

"Enjoyed your session...especially your integration of martial arts. I did a few years of Muay Thai and MMA. Although a "strike" discipline might not be best to apply to business :)" - Tonya

"I want to thank you so very much, of behalf of myself and the Ursinus students, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with us. The students found your journey very inspiring!  Your openness, frankness and candor were appreciated. We learned about grit, tenacity, innovation and smarts from you!" 
- Maureen Cumpstone, Entrepreneur-in-Residence U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies

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"I really enjoyed listening to your speech and learning about your experiences and how you got to where you are today."
- Rebecca M. 

"It was great to hear your story... you inspired me to look at challenges differently. Rather than being nervous, I am excited and confident for opportunities that come my way. Thank you so much!" - Claire M.

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