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Daryl Perkins

Co-founder of Broccoli City Festival and Conference
Social Enterprise Developer
Darryl Perkins is a social enterprise developer focused on building sustainable, engaged and thriving communities. Darryl has over 10 years’ experience building social enterprises and national award-winning programs/campaigns that fight poverty and pollution, shift culture towards health and wellness and mobilize people to action.

Darryl is a co-founder of Broccoli City Festival and Conference, which launched in Spring 2013 and has gathered over 120,000 people in the spirit of environmental sustainability, community health, and business development. The Festival is set up like miniature "Broccoli City" that has areas of entertainment (which has featured artists such as Future, Miguel, Solange, Migos, Cardi B, Erykah Badu among others), a thriving marketplace, art installations, delicious food options, access to information on healthy and environmentally sustainable living, and more.

In Spring of 2016, Darryl co-founded and launched ChipN, a digital platform that mobilizes people to social impact projects using crowdsourcing technology and measures impact for companies/organizations. For their participation members earn  “Chips” that can be redeemed for tickets to concerts/festivals, products from corporate sponsors, merchandise, exclusive access to events, and more. To date, ChipN has over 50,000 users that have accrued over 260,000 hours of volunteer service.Darryl holds a BA from Howard University in Anthropology, with a minor in African American Studies; He's a certified Master Gardener and in 2013 he was recognized by the Greater Washington DC Urban League as the Black Opal award recipient in the field of sustainability.