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Bradley Pierik, CEO and founder of Twothirds Water pours clean water into a glass after being filtered from a water he designed (seen in in the foreground) to help people in the developing world. He's a past winner of the BCIC-New Ventures Competition for business startups
Dune Lankard is a strategic and guiding force for the Eyak Preservation Council. His stances in his community have shown vision and courage, and suffice it to say that they have not always been popular and understood by some. He is ancestrally from, and a lifelong resident of, Cordova. Dune’s Eyak name is Jamachakih, which translates: Little Bird that screams really loud and won’t shut up.The morning he found his homelands covered with oil from the Exxon Valdez disaster he turned from commercial fisherman to dedicated community activist. Since that day, he has been recognized for his abilities to link cultural and environmental solutions. For his work, he was selected by Time magazine as one of its “Heroes of the Planet”. In 2006, he was named an Ashoka Social Entrepreneur Fellow; in 2007, his non-profit business idea for the Cordova Cold Storage and Cookery was awarded a Marketplace Alaska award by the Alaska Federation of Natives. He was recently awarded a Hunt Alternatives Fund-Prime Movers Fellowship: Cultivating Social Capital Award. He sits on boards of the Bioneers, EPC, the NATIVE Conservancy, REDOIL, and the FIRE Fund and on the advisory board of the Seva Foundation and the Alaska Wildlife Alliance. Currently, he is very involved in EPC’s Tribal Copper River Keeper program, Bering Coal Conservation Opportunity, and the Shepard Point campaigns. He is one of EPC’s Copper River Wilderness Raft guides.
Currently a founder at mangoreader - we bring books to life. Previously a director of engineering at Tabula Digita(DimensionU), I have been building and scaling consumer web-sites for over 10 years. In previous Avatars, I worked at and held leadership positions at startups ranging from social media (Direct Message Lab) , Casual and social web games(Double Trump) and Biometrics (SBA Technologies) and Oracle India. Also cofounded Mangosense Technologies (Mobile social learning and games company) and spends most of his time working on Ideas for mobile and social applications. Cofounder of Bridg.Me(The conference calls you), a simple conference calling solution.
At Mango Health we are making mobile apps that inspire consumers to better manage and improve their health. Prior to founding Mango Health I worked as VP, Social Applications at ngmoco where I was responsible for product management and engineering for the plus+ and Mobage West social networks. During our period of hyper growth I also ran technical operations for the company- leading the design and implementation of new network architecture, migration to a new data center and selection of new server infrastructure and networking equipment. Prior to ngmoco:) I worked as SVP, Business Development and GM of the MySpace Developer Platform. I worked with Zynga, Playdom, Playfish, Twitter, RockYou and other key partners to launch the platform and scale it it to over 30 million monthly active users in 9 months.
In 2009, Mark Moore learned about RUTF and its impact. Before long, with the help of friends Brett Biggs, David Todd Harmon, Bret Raymond and others, they started MANA Nutrition. Brett Biggs now serves on the board, David Todd leads the MANA operational team and Bret Raymond championed acceptability studies and other efforts in Rwanda before taking his talents to another start up called Pure Charity. CEO Mark Moore spent nearly ten years working in eastern Uganda, serving as a rural community development worker and missionary. After returning to the United States, he earned a Master’s degree at Georgetown University. He has served as Legislative Fellow and Africa Specialist in the United States Senate for Senator Mary Landrieu, as an Africa Analyst for the Science Applications International Corporation, and as Policy Director for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Prior to co-founding MANA, Mark co-founded Kibo Group, a development organization that houses numerous Africa projects.
Melanie is a creative social entrepreneur, building a team of fellow visionaries dedicated to building a thriving world from the ground up and the inside out. Her passion for social change began with a college semester abroad in mainland China, an experience that awakened her to some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity. After completing an international education in Madrid, sustainable development field studies in Senegal and Zimbabwe and the uniquely talented, under valued local social entrepreneurs she met, inspired the creation of Empowerment WORKS and it's flagship approach, "7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS)". Ready to turn local resources into solutions, in 2001, Melanie formed “Empowerment Works” as a collective for social innovators, and a vehicle to connect the world's most culturally rich, yet economically challenged communities with the access to markets, tools and partners they need to thrive. In 2007 after participating in the World Social Forum in Kenya, Melanie co-developed and produced The Global Summit (2008- 2020) to unite social, economic and environmental movements for a sustainable future. Returning to China in Fall 2009 to co-create the service learning program for the World Academy for the Future of Women, Melanie delivered "7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS)" as a curriculum, which continues to evolve as an open source Asset-Based Community Development knowledge base. Speaker and leadership highlights on the journey with Empowerment WORKS include the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the 2004 Sustainable Resources Conference in Boulder; Chairing/ Moderating the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth, 2008 Global Sound Conference; Co-founder & Capacity Building Director of the Coalition for a Sustainable Africa (CSA), Global Women's Leadership Network 2012 program graduate, & SOCAP13 Social Entrepreneur Scholarship Awardee. Melanie holds a Masters of Public Administration in International Ma
Michael Callahan earned a BS in civil engineering and a MSBA in sustainable business. He has studied in Venezuela, and Spain and has helped design and manage energy projects in five West African countries over a period of four years. Following his work in Africa, Mike managed teams of contractors, engineers, and architects to build multi-million dollar construction projects, including the first award winning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) recreation center in Colorado. At that time Mike became a LEED accredited professional and a licensed professional engineer. As a Sr. project leader at the National Renewable Energy Lab, Mike supports energy efficiency and renewable energy project development and finance internationally and in the US. Under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), Mike is leading the US Department of Energy's technical assistance for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines to help establish the Peruvian Office of Energy Efficiency. Also under ECPA, Mike is supporting the Peace Corps Energy Poverty Alleviation Initiative in Latin America. Finally, Mike is the cofounder of PowerMundo, a social enterprise operating in Peru to improve people's lives and conserve nature through the deployment of renewable energy technologies.
Thomas D'Eri has been named Chief Operating Officer of Rising Tide Car Wash. Son of CEO and Founder John D'Eri, and brother of Andrew, the inspiration for the company's innovative concept, D'Eri is a strong advocate of the movement to capture the untapped resource that is people with autism. Having seen the struggles that his brother, Andrew, a vibrant individual with autism, faced in finding a job, D'Eri knew that there must be a way to help. He enthusiastically decided to work with his father to make Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise and high-quality car wash experience, a reality.
Vineet is a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, a Staples/Ashoka Global Youth Social Entrepreneur, Donald A. Strauss Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Haas Public Service Fellow, Irene and Eric Simon Foundation Fellow, DoSomething/AT&T Fellow, and an NIH Training Award Fellow. He has also served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees and Clinic by the Bay Board of Directors. He graduated with University Distinction from Stanford University with a degree in Biological Sciences.