My journey and 2019 recap

Andy René Tran
Feb 3, 2018 · 7 min read

Below are my favorite stories and photographs that I’ve taken during 2019. These are kind and passionate people seeking to make a difference in the world.

Current Activities:

Kindfuture Foundation | Official Launch 2020


After years of working in technology as business strategist, chief storyteller and senior photographer for many wonderful organizations, I am now embarking on a new journey towards preserving culture in society, human potential, and the future of planet earth. I am proud to serve as the business, technology, and art direction arm of this foundation.
Thank you kindly for visiting.


Founder, Kindfuture


Their mission is to help communities achieve lasting, self-directed prosperity by challenging a broken aid system — one that perpetuates poverty and disempowerment. They do this by directly supporting projects in education, health, women’s empowerment, agriculture and beyond — that are 100% community-led. | San Francisco Team


To my dear friends at Startupgrind Nigeria and new friends at the Global Conference. It was pleasure, truly. We were the intersection of such diverse innovation, passion, and community. I am inspired by so many leaders and those who encourage me to continue on my own journey as a leader in the world. Your sacrifice and courage continue to push me forward today.


Founded by Randall Kline in 1983 under the name Jazz in the City, SFJAZZ has become the world’s leading cultural institution devoted to jazz and related forms of music, presenting over 300 performances each year at the new SFJAZZ Center and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

In addition to presenting the SFJAZZ annual season, the San Francisco Jazz Festival and SFJAZZ Summer Sessions, SFJAZZ supports a vibrant local music scene with Hotplate events and their free summer concerts at Stanford Shopping Center and Levi’s Plaza, and nurtures aspiring musicians with diverse education programs and performing ensembles.

In picture | Imani Cezanne, Community Outreach /
Brandon Harrell, Program Manager | Forbes Feature:

Founders Embassy is the world’s first accelerator designed for international and immigrant entrepreneurs committed to making a positive impact on the world.

Founders Embassy focuses on elevating, inspiring, and educating international and immigrant founders by offering them unprecedented access to Silicon Valley through its immersive acceleration programs, impactful events, and thought leadership — all without any exchange of equity. Founders Embassy is designed to be a “home away from home” for global entrepreneurs whether they are visiting founders from another country or immigrant founders living in the U.S.

Zero 1 |
ZERO1 is a Silicon Valley hybrid arts organization. They connect creative explorers in art, science, and technology to provoke and explore new ideas that build engaged and vibrant communities. (via Impact Hub SF)

Shamsher Virk, Program Director | Maya Holm, Communications Manager |

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. (San Francisco Team)

“The Wizards of Armageddon sets up shop in the Silicon Valley
Source Techcrunch

Lava Mae San Francisco| Homeless Mobile Showers |
A photo series with CEO and Founder, Doniece Sandoval

Oakland ImpactHub | Official Photo Assets
with interim CEO, David Jackson and senior community team

California founders and local community gathering in Oakland

Impact Hub San Francisco / SF Public Press /
Homelessness Conference. A gathering of bright minds in solving a crisis.

Art Heals with Harrison Love (SFMOMA Fort Mason Gallery Artist)
an exploration of ballet and mental health.

Startupgrind 2019

Andy René Tran


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