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Adam Camenzuli

Experience in social enterprise and microfranchising (Tanzania), commercial banking, international trade and manufacturing. Education includes Schulich School of Business, York University and ESADE Business School. Language skills in Swahili, French, German and Spanish.

Investors: Website: http://www.karibusolar.com/ Email:


Adam Fong

Adam Fong has worked as a composer performer and producer of new music since completing his MFA in Music Composition at California Institute of the Arts where he studied with James Tenney and Wadada Leo Smith. As Associate Director of Other Minds (2006 2012) Fong produced six editions of the annual Other Minds Festival dubbed the premier new music festival on the West Coast (Los Angeles Times) and many special projects including the CD reissues of Conlon Nancarrow s Studies for Player Piano and The Complete Music of Carl Ruggles tribute concerts to Ruth Crawford Seeger Henry Cowell and Dane Rudhyar a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fluxus and the American Premiere of 18 Microtonal Ragas based on Solo for Voice 58 by John Cage. Fong s own compositions have been performed internationally in Auckland London Berlin Tubingen and Darmstadt at many US universities and throughout California by performers including the two piano team Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa. In 2008 he co founded Emerging Arts Professionals/San Francisco Bay Area a network dedicated to the development and growth of next generation arts and culture workers he was Chair of Business Development in 2010 11 and became Director in 2011. Adam also holds a master s degree from Stanford University (English). He has lectured on experimental music and received international publication of his scholarly and creative work and serves on advisory boards panels and committees at the local and national level.

Investors: Website: http://centerfornewmusic.com/ Email:


Alloysius Attah

Alloysius Attah co-founded Farmerline, a mobile venture offering improved information access and communication pathways for smallholder farmers and agricultural stakeholders. He is passionate scaling technology to smallholder farmers across Africa. Alloysius brings to his peers, colleagues and community a sense of possibility and renewed enthusiasm. He is TEDxAccra speaker and has been named by the World Bank and InfoDev as one of the top 20 high impact entrepreneurs in the world. He won so many international awards like the World Summit Youth Award and Apps4africa Climate change competition .He studied Fisheries at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and also has experience in using mobile and web technologies for development

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Amy Lockwood

Amy Lockwood is the Deputy Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, where she supports the design and implementation of innovative healthcare solutions by students and faculty members. She is also the co-founder of RIVET, an organization to support social entrepreneurs with health care solutions designed for emerging economies. She has worked at the intersection of business and global health since 2006, through several leadership positions in non-profit organizations and foundations with operations across India, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Her experience with patients, healthcare providers, facility administrators, business owners, and government officials in these regions has shaped her perspective on innovation and effective implementation of healthcare solutions. Before beginning her career in international development and global health, Ms. Lockwood was a strategy consultant with a focus on branding and communications.

Investors: Website: http://sneakpeek.iamriveted.com/?r=http://socialcapitalmarkets.net/tag/incubator/ Email:


Amy Sheng

Amy has experience in the medical device industry and led a team of hardware and software engineers to develop an automated imaging device for hematology applications that was cleared by the FDA. Amy received a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford and is an MBA candidate at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Investors: Website: https://www.cellscope.com/ Email:


Andree Sosler

Andrée joined Potential Energy in 2009 as its first full-time employee. Andrée has a decade of experience in poverty alleviation and economic development and has worked in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. As Program Associate at the Trickle Up Program, she oversaw grassroots microfinance projects in Haiti, Benin, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Uganda. Andrée was also an Associate at the OTF Group, a strategy consulting firm that advises organizations, countries and regions on competitiveness. Based in Kigali, Andrée contributed to OTF’s work advising the Government of Rwanda on private sector development and led the firm’s projects in Republic of Congo and Angola. Andrée earned an MBA from The Wharton School, and an AB in Development Studies from Brown University.

Investors: Website: http://www.potentialenergy.org/ Email:


Anim Steel

Anim Steel is the founder of the Real Food Generation and is instrumental in developing its initiatives (including the Real Food Challenge). He is also the former Director of National Programs at The Food Project in Boston, MA. Anim holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Astrophysics and History from Williams College. Although his dreams of becoming an astronaut never came to fruition, he is more than happy spending countless hours working on building and bettering a just and sustainable food system. He is also a fool for soccer and enjoys traveling back to Ghana, where he was born

Investors: Website: http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/ Email: anim@realfoodchallenge.org


Bas Hoefman

Bas Hoefman is social entrepreneur, founder and director of Text to Change (TTC). Back in 2006, while working at ING Bank in the Netherlands, he was inspired by the growth of mobile technology in Africa from where he discovered the potential of using mobile technology for social development. He co-founded Text to Change with a close friend, together they implemented one of the first large scale mHealth projects in Africa. TTC has led the way in using interactive mobile messaging for development in Africa and South America and has so far implemented over 70 successful mobile communication programs in 17 countries.

Investors: Website: http://texttochange.org/ Email: bhoefman@texttochange.com


Benje Williams

Benje is the cofounder of Amal Academy, a Stanford-funded education startup that prepares disadvantaged Pakistani students with the soft skills they need to pursue their professional dreams. Prior to Amal, he lived in Nairobi, Kenya, where he spent his time making investments with Acumen Fund, developing a food security project with TechnoServe, launching an education resource center with his football team in the Mathare slum, and unsuccessfully launching a waste-to-energy venture. He has also advised a global pharmacy company with Dalberg Global Advisors in South Africa, developed/implemented a marketing strategy for an ambulance company in India, and helped build the marketing strategy/team at a healthcare company in Lahore as a Global Acumen Fellow. Prior to working in emerging markets, Benje spent several years consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and getting into trouble with his older sister and 8 [adopted] younger siblings in California. He has a BSc in Business Administration (major) and African American Studies (minor) from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

Investors: Website: http://amalacademy.org Email:


Bradley Pierik

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

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Brittany Sims

Brittany is the owner of ARTillery Organics,Cambodia

Investors: Website: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293940-d2653424-Reviews-ARTillery-Phnom_Penh.html Email:


Cameron Goldie-Scot

Cameron has three years microfinance and East Africa experience. He is currently responsible for managing the ongoing development of the Musoni system, as well as the continued provision of IT services to Musoni Kenya. He previously worked in Business Development for Musoni BV, and before that was Implementation Team Manager, responsible for setting up operations on the ground in Kenya. Before Musoni, Cameron worked as an independent consultant in East Africa, advising and running projects with multiple MFIs on how best to enable their clients to partner with mobile operators. Cameron graduated with an MA (Hons) from St Andrew's University, Scotland.

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Candra Day

Candra Day, Founder of Vista 360°, explains the collaboration, “We envision a world in which people feel closely connected to one another through design and recognize their interdependence in every facet of life; a world in which talented, committed people from poor regions of the world have the same opportunities -- and possibilities for Great Good Luck -- as their colleagues in the wealthy regions of the world; and a world in which everyone has an opportunity to make contributions toward creating a better future by buying, wearing, enjoying and appreciating beautiful, hand-made things.”

Investors: Website: http://www.aidai-design.com/ Email:


Carlo Figà Talamanca

Carlo Figa Talamanca took over the company from his former employers now wants to reach a wider market. He is working with a French aid group that turns students into a sales force. Talamanca is confident that his social enterprise SGFE (Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise) will soon reach profitability.

Investors: Website: http://www.sgfe-cambodia.com Email:


Chris Fisher

Fisher Recycling Founded by Chris Fisher in 1992, Fisher Recycling began as a humble one-person operation, collecting recyclable goods from several Charleston restaurants and offices at the request of the business owners. Driving an old, decrepit pick-up truck, Chris Fisher, an "ecopreneur" in the making, was performing a job that restaurant owners and office managers didn't have time to accomplish - collecting and disposing their recyclable waste

Investors: Website: http://www.fisherrecycling.com/ Email: chris@fisherrecycling.com


Cynthia Koenig

ynthia is an entrepreneur whose career focuses on incubating mission-based businesses designed to alleviate poverty in the developing world. She spent the last decade living and working throughout Central America, Southern Africa, South and Southeast Asia, where she became intimately familiar with the challenges associated with the lack of access to clean water. Cynthia launched Wello with a bold vision – to effectively deliver clean water to a thirsty world. By reframing the water crisis as an opportunity, Wello reinvented the wheel, and developed an innovative business model that empowers individuals to use the WaterWheel as an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty. Cynthia holds a BA in anthropology from Trinity College and dual MBA/MS degrees from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment. She believes that the sky is the limit, that every cloud has a silver lining, and that the glass is always half full.

Investors: Website: http://wellowater.org/ Email: cynthia@wellowater.org


Dan Kleinbaum

Dan Kleinbaum is a strategist and new venture leader with 10 years’ experience in leading business development and financial strategy initiatives in the social sector and managing social enterprises from concept to profitability. He is responsible for Beyonic’s financial strategy and business development activities including strategic partner recruitment and management.

Investors: Website: http://beyonic.com/ Email:


Dan Schwarz

Dan Schwarz received his undergraduate training from Vassar College, and subsequently spent time working for the international non-profit organization Partners In Health. In 2009, Dan became Nyaya Health’s Executive Director, helping to lead the organization through a time of critical development and expansion. In addition to living and working in Achham, Nepal from 2010-2011, he has also worked extensively in developing nation health facilities in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Mexico. Dan completed his MD at Brown University, his MPH at Harvard School of Public Health, and is currently a resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Harvard University.

Investors: Website: http://www.nyayahealth.org/ Email:


Darin Peterson

I love bringing people together to do what cannot be done alone. I’m an entrepreneur, having started several organizations including faith communities/congregations, businesses, and community development corporations. I founded Relational Tithe where I actively give leadership and vision to connecting people and their resources to people in their lives. I also give leadership and vision to The Simple Way, a web of subversive friends, conspiring to spread the vision of “Loving God, Loving People, and Following Jesus” in our neighborhoods and in our world. I run Provision that focuses on social entrepreneurial approaches to improve the quality of life. I’m marriage to Meeghan, have two sons, and split my time between Oakland, CA and Philadelphia, PA

Investors: Website: http://www.thesimpleway.org/ Email: darin@thesimpleway.org


David Lang

David Lang is a co-founder of OpenROV, a community of citizen ocean explorers and creators of low-cost underwater robots. He is the author of Zero to Maker and a contributing editor to MAKE: Magazine where he chronicled his journey from under-skilled beginner to manufacturing entrepreneur and ocean explorer. The book is a guide for anyone-- regardless of experience level-- to get involved with the maker movement and digital fabrication tools, like 3D printing. He lives on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay.

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David Nkwanga

Am an Natural Resources Management and Community Development professional. I have initiated community development projects to uplift grassroots communities in my country, Uganda. Am a founder of Nature Palace Foundation and Botanic Garden. Nature Palace Foundation is a not-for-profit Community Development and Human-well being focused organization that operates on the principle of blending Conservation with Development. We respond to universal concerns of Biodiversity Loss, Climate Change, Poverty and Disease through innovative community-based approaches that include a Community Botanic Garden, Home Herbal Gardens, Pro-poor Eco-tourism etc. Please see our Community Botanic garden program here: http://botanic.naturepalace.net/ See our Pro-poor Eco-tourism Project here: http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/david_nkwanga_0 See information on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites) where we have conservation projects on our Eco-life sub-domain: http://ecolife.naturepalace.net/ One of my objectives is linking other people and organizations to directly contribute to the welfare of disadvantaged people in my country. For this reason Nature Palace Foundation started one of the few private botanic gardens in Uganda - Nature Palace Botanic Garden - a unique garden with high involvement of surrounding communities. Visitors to the garden get naturally connected to the local people. Nature Palace Foundation has also promoted a community-driven eco-tourism project at Mabamba bay Wetland one of the best sites in Africa for bird watchers.

Investors: Website: http://www.naturepalaceug.net/index.php/adapt-plus.html Email:


David Taumoepeau

Extensive experience in executive-level project management with global teams in emerging and advanced markets. He has worked for Bank of America, Hilton Worldwide, and the American Institutes for Research in Washington DC. He has a BA from UCLA, and an MA from Georgetown University.

Investors: Website: http://www.manafuel.com/ Email:


David Wistocki

David has learned every aspect of a business because of his own experiences ranging from managing finances, people, client relationships, branding, operations, and logistics. David graduated Magna Cum Laude as an accounting and entrepreneurship double major. He has three years of public health marketing experience. He has served as an interdisciplinary community health scholar for the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center.

Investors: Website: http://www.ambrosiaglobal.com/ Email:


Donna Morton

Donna has been active in youth empowerment for over 3 decades, including co-founding a youth advocacy organization in 1991 and serving on boards. She has extensive public speaking experience on economics, economic development and entrepreneurship including 5 TEDx talks. Her work has been profiled recently in Fast Company, The Guardian, and “Act for the Planet”, global TV global series.

Investors: Website: http://www.sundrum.org/ Email:


Donnel Baird

Donnel Baird is the founder of BlocPower, a startup that markets and finances the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in churches, small businesses, and non-profits in underserved communities. Donnel spent three years as a community organizer in Brooklyn and one year as a voter contact director for Obama For America. Donnel managed a national Change to Win/LIUNA campaign to leverage Dept. of Energy energy efficiency financing to create green construction jobs for out of work populations. He partnered with the Washington Interfaith Network to generate a $100m government investment in undeserved communities in the District of Columbia, and managed a team that negotiated agreements in Portland, Milwaukee, and New York. Donnel is an Open Society Foundation/ Echoing Green Fellow and a recent graduate of Columbia Business School, where he was a Board of Overseers Fellow, a member of the Sanford Bernstein Board for Leadership and Ethics, and a recipient of investment from the Eugene F. Lang Fund for Entrepreneurial Initiative. In 2012, Donnel became the first Entrepreneur in Residence at Jalia Ventures, a firm that deploys growth capital to early-stage for-profit social enterprises.

Investors: Website: http://www.blocpower.org/ Email:


Dr. Laura Stachel

Laura E. Stachel, M.D., M.P.H. the co-founder and medical director of WE CARE Solar, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with fourteen years of clinical experience, holding an M.D. from University of California, San Francisco and an M.P.H. in Maternal and Child Health from University of California, Berkeley. She is a DrPH candidate at UCB; her dissertation centers on emergency obstetric care in Nigeria.

Investors: Website: http://wecaresolar.org/ Email: laura@wecaresolar.org


Dr.Hal Aronson

Hal Aronson, Ph.D., the co-founder and Director of Technology and Education for WE CARE Solar, has been teaching renewable energy in the Bay Area and around California for thirteen years. He co-created Solar Schoolhouse, bringing solar curriculum to schools throughout California. He also created California Youth Energy Services, a service learning program that now employs one hundred youth a year as energy-efficient retrofitters.

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Dune Lankard

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.

Investors: Website: http://www.redzone.org/index.php/eyak_preservation_council/ Email:


Elli Kaplan

CEO Elli Kaplan is aiming her life’s work at Alzheimer’s and related disorders. “I watched two of my grandparents die ‘alone’ because they could no longer remember their family members who were sitting at their bedsides,” she said. Neurotrack’s test is bolstered by 25 years of neuroscience research. Millions of dollars from foundations and grants have already been poured into the technology, which was developed by researchers at Emery University. The company offers a computer-based cognitive test that can detect an impairment on the Hippocampus, the first structure in the brain to be impacted by Alzheimer’s. The program evaluates patients’ eye movement — and the time spent looking at familiar and new images

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Emily Stone

Emily originally hails from Boston, MA but has called Belize her home since landing on its lush soils in 2010 to develop and launch MMC. She splits her time between managing the books, meeting with the team to drive progress, overseeing quality control, developing new farming opportunities, working with our various customers and partners, and networking with investors, mentors, and other entrepreneurs.

Investors: Website: http://mayamountaincacao.com/ Email:


Eric Reynolds

Eric Reynolds is a “serial entrepreneur” from USA, was the founder/CEO/Chairman of several companies in the outdoor sports industry. He co-founded and served as CEO/Chairman of Marmot, was the start-up CEO/Chairman of SweetWater, and the founder/Chairman of Nau. These three companies created several thousand jobs, hundreds of millions of revenues, and he and the executive teams raised USD $52 million in capital. Reynolds recently sold virtually all assets and has moved long term to Rwanda where he now resides in Gisenyi on the north shore of Lake Kivu. Eric has a personal investment of $400,000 in Inyenyeri.

Investors: Website: http://inyenyeri.org/ Email:


Fatou Janha Mboob

Fatou Janha, executive director of the TRY Oyster Women’s Association. The TRY Association is a local partner of the Coastal Resources Center’s USAID/Gambia-Senegal Sustainable Fisheries Project. It is the first women’s association in Sub-Saharan Africa to be granted exclusive use rights by a national government for the sustainable co-management of a fishery. TRY Association is a model for participatory, ecosystem-based fisheries co-management in developing countries.

Investors: Website: http://try-oysters.com/ Email:


Francesco Piazzesi

Drawing upon years of experience in the housing industry, Francesco Piazzesi Tommasi is addressing the lack of decent housing for Mexicans at the bottom of the pyramid through Échale a tu casa! This auto-construction model is focused on community-based financing and construction of safe, ecologically friendly, and adequate homes, in order to offer both dignity and (re-sale) value to low-income homeowners.

Investors: Website: http://www.echale.com.mx/ Email:



Since June 2008, Gabriela has been consulting for the World Bank Group in the Finance and Private Sector Development Division, where she collaborates with the Doing Business project. She has worked in countries including Colombia, Kenya, Indonesia, the Phillippines and Pakistan, to improve commercial regulations and foster entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) growth. In 2008, she co-founded CREA, a non-profit focused on empowering women entrepreneurs in rural Mexico. In 2009 she founded PROSPERA, a social enterprises offering low cost supplies for microenterprises, where she is in charge of strategic partnerships, fundraising, finance and leading the PROSPERA team to begin formal operations by the beginning of 2010. She has received the Banamex National Economics Award (2006), is an Echoing Green Fellow for social entrepreneurship (2008) and received the Architect of the Future 2009. Ms. Enrigue received her Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy in 2008. She also holds undergraduate degrees in both Economics and Political Science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Investors: Website: http://www.prosperando.org/ Email: gabriela@prosperando.org


Gene Homicki

Gene Homicki is Entrepreneur, technical strategist, and sustainability geek. He is the CEO/Co-Founder of myTurn

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Gouri Mirpuri

Gouri calls herself a "backyard activist" She joined TLF in 2008 and, although having recently moved to the United States, Gouri has been very active in Indonesian environmental initiatives over many years.

Investors: Website: http://thelearningfarm.com/ Email:


Haile Johnston

Haile Johnston is a Philadelphia native whose passion is to identify and implement entrepreneurial methods for addressing the diverse needs of communities. Haile uses his creativity and community inclusion toward the development of sound public policy and innovative programming. He and his wife Tatiana are the founders of a community based nonprofit organization, the East Park Revitalization Alliance, which focuses resources on educating children about the transformative qualities of nutrition, physical activity and environmental enhancement. By partnering with numerous organizations external to their neighborhood, the group has greatly improved the quality of life within their community cleaning vacant properties and planting over 700 trees. With a focus on capacity development and job creation, the non profit employs nearly twenty adults and youth from the neighborhood during the peak summer months. Haile’s community and environmental justice work led him to a position as the Environmental Interventions Coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease Prevention. Haile’s concern for the health of his community, especially the youth, guided the creation of programs to improve access to and awareness of nearby park facilities and recreational opportunities. Nutrition education, food access and physical activity have been focal points in his effort to combat the epidemics of obesity and diabetes in his Philadelphia community. Following his ardor for public service, Haile became a candidate for Philadelphia City Council in the spring 2007 primary election. He maintained a message of positivity and a new vision for leadership in his bid to represent some of Philadelphia’s most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods. He placed second in a three-way race trying to unseat a two-term incumbent and received endorsements from several progressive organizations. Haile was successful in his effort to increa

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Ian Monroe

Raised on a small farm in the wilds of Mendocino County, CA, Ian graduated with BS and MS degrees in earth systems from Stanford University. He spent most of the last decade bouncing around the world on projects linked to clean energy, international development, and sustainable business, working with clients ranging from ginormous corporations and government agencies to NGOs and family farmer cooperatives. He finds joy in both big picture strategizing and the inner workings of spreadsheets and code. He's rather obsessed with the power of environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA), as well as edible mushroom hunting, and any/all pick-up sports. He also moonlights as a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Stanford, where he teaches classes on climate change decision-making and renewable energy technologies.

Investors: Website: http://www.oroeco.com/ Email:


Inder Singh

Founder of Kinsa, which is revolutionizing healthcare by creating the world's first real-time map of health to stop the spread of illness. Previously, Executive Vice President at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI): built a team of 55 professionals across 10 countries and brokered the deals that President Clinton announced on significantly reduced prices for AIDS, malaria, and TB medicines for 70+ developing countries -- $1.5 billion dollars in cost savings enabling more than 2 million people to access life-saving drugs. 3 prior tech startups. While a student at the University of Michigan, started a philanthropic organization (dmum.org) that raises $500,000 each year to support children undergoing extensive physician rehabilitation.

Investors: Website: https://www.kinsahealth.com Email:


Jagdish Repaswal

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.

Investors: Website: http://www.mangosense.com Email:


Jane Wilson

Jane's background is in correctional education, law, and political science. She worked as an educator in correctional facilities in San Francisco, Utah, and New York, and on the strategy team of NYC’s Department of Education’s District 79 (Alternative Schools and Programs). She assisted in founding the ROADS Charter High Schools, a network of schools serving overage, under-credited youth, and now serves on their Board of Directors. She also worked as an attorney in the corporate department of Kaye Scholer, LLP. Jane graduated from Stanford in Political Science with Honors in Education, and holds a J.D. and Masters in Educational Leadership from Columbia. She is currently pursuing a Masters from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and, with Jen, is a 2013 Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellow.

Investors: Website: http://theresetfoundation.org/ Email: jane@theresetfoundation.org


Jason Loyet

Jason Loyet Co-Founded Solar Night Industries, Inc. in September 2005 and serves as its President and is responsible for launching a variety of high technology companies as founder or seed investor. Mr. Loyet served as Chief Executive Officer of Solar Night Industries, Inc. He founded GlobalStreams Inc., a manufacturer of streaming video communication hardware, in 1998, and MyCapture Publishing Platform, in 2001. He managed the Digital Division for the Brighton Media ...

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Jason Oberfest

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.

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Jason Panda

Jason Panda is CEO of B Holding Group, LLC / b condoms, a premium condom company with a social mission. b condoms leverages condom sales to decrease teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS rates by funding awareness and prevention initiatives within underserved communities. Jason was recently recognized as one of the "Top 40 Leaders Under 40" by the New Leaders Council and one of the "Ten Young Entrepreneurs to Watch" by Black Enterprise. He is a member of the Strategic Leadership Council for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Jason has also been honored by the New York City Department of Health, the National Action Network and BET for his work in New York City. Mr. Panda is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College, where he was an Oprah Winfrey Scholar. He also graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served on the Moot Court Team.

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Jaydeep Mandal

Jaydeep is an innovator & engineer with specialization in IT and an PGPM in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He has 8 years of experience of working with grassroots innovators and is a collaborator with Honeybee Network & National Innovation Foundation and member of TiE, NEN and Ashoka. He has won several other National, International and State level awards and recognitions for his innovation, including a fellowship from Ex-President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and from Govt. of India. Extremely passionate about rural development, he set up Aakar Innovations to help create a sustainable change in rural India by promoting better adoption of grass-root innovations.

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Jos Hill

Jos Hill, holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Biology from the University of Leeds, a Masters of Applied Science in Natural Resource Management from James Cook University, and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School. An experienced scuba instructor, Jos is also the founder of Reef Check Australia, an award-winning non-profit that engages the general public in coral reef monitoring and education.

Investors: Website: http://olazul.org/ Email:


Kalimah Priforce

Kalimah Priforce is a social entrepreneur with a vision to change the lives of underprivileged children, those who live in poverty ridden areas. Kalimah wants to expose these kids to the digital world and e-commerce helping them cultivate their professional image and establish successful careers; He has made it his mission to provide these resources to these kids.Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, he established his first computer company when he was 17, now he turned his entrepreneur and mentorship experience towards developing innovative and technology based solutions for bridging the gaps in education for the less fortunate. Next was his venture to propagate his ‘our kids, our future’ mission. He was 22, the Thurgood Marshall Club of America, a youth-led venture between the Gallup Organization, the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, and the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund which reached out pre dominantly to black majority institutes offering leadership programs. “It takes a digital village to raise the 21st century child. Closing the technology gap begins with our most promising upstarts – today’s at-risk youth” Following this, Kalimah co-founded Qyeno labs together with other socially conscious people in 2010. The idea was to provide career guidance in the form of a gaming platform, where students can earn merit badges and rewards by reaching certain milestones in their career path. Mentoring from real professional is also available through video chats or scheduled meetings and the students get a chance to learn the insider’s scope of fields they are interested in, get internships and scholarships also. Under the Qyeno labs program, they have launched a “STEM4girls” – encouraging girls from minority and poor schools to take part in the science and technology ventures and Caeerrsters launched in 2011, which matches kids with the right career path for them and provides them a platform to get information, form discussion groups and

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Karan Singh

"Karan leads customer development and sales at Ginger.io. He has experience across the healthcare ecosystem working at Humedica (informatics), Signal Point Partners (emerging markets), and ZS Associates (consulting). He recently earned his MBA from MIT Sloan and a fellowship from the MIT Legatum Center. He is currently on leave from the Harvard-MIT Health Science Technology program. Karan received his B.A. and B.S. in Economics & Business Administration from UC Berkeley."

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Kathleen Wright

Kathleen Wright graduated from the University of Illinois. She has been working directly with artisans in the developing world for more than six years. She began this work as the Marketing and Sales Director for Nest, a nonprofit organization that provides microloans, education and training to women artisans in developing countries. While working with Nest, Kathleen witnessed firsthand the need for artisans to have access to the Western Market and became passionate about providing that access as a way to bring sustainable employment and true economic growth to the developing world. Collaborative Group connects multi-national brands like Reef Footwear, Rachel Roy, Feed Projects, J. Crew, Josie Maran Cosmetics and Tom's Shoes to artisans in the developing world in a way that creates impactful employment for the artisans and profitable collaborations for the brands.

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Keith Flett

At Open Ocean Trading Keith Flett team has developed a seafood forward contract exchange - FYSH-X. Keith Flett exchange helps ease the effects of market price fluctuations as well as gives all sides of the industry more insight into the supply and demand of seafood products. Keith Flett believe that there is a direct need for the seafood industry to evolve which will lead to safer seafood harvesting methods, increased vessel profitability less industry waste, and overall industry sustainability; i.e. optimum yield.

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Keneth Mitambo

Kenneth is a social entrepreneur with extensive, hands-on experience with social enterprise and sustainable livelihoods development. He has worked extensively with NGOs and CBOs in Kenya in developing their capacity and fundraising. He holds a Master’s degree in community care HIV and AIDS from University of Wales Trinity David (UK) with a bias in sustainable livelihoods. He has a lot of experience in entrepreneurship and business management through trainings and exposure. He will be pursuing his PHD in social entrepreneurships later in the year. Through his work with women’s groups in Kibera, Kawangware and Ruiru, STAMP director Kenneth Ndua observed that water borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea are common due to people drinking contaminated water from shallow wells, and that women in the community spend a significant amount of their time caring for family and friends who are ill. Most people cannot afford the extra fuel needed to boil water and sanitise it due to high living costs and low purchasing power: a typical family has an average income of USD 1.2 per day, of which USD 0.7 (~60%) is spent on fuel, and the remainder is spent on meeting other basic needs such as buying food and paying rent. In response to this challenge, Kenneth developed the Energy Conserving Stove (ECOS) – a fuel-efficient biomass stove featuring an innovative built-in jacket that can be filled with 7 litres of water. This feature both helps to insulate the stove, making it more efficient, and allows the user to simultaneously boil water whilst cooking. Several prototypes were developed before the design was finalized of stove ECOS Profession: - Program management, trainer of trainers / facilitator on: - gender, governance sustainable livelihoods development, social enterprise, energy, HIV and AIDS mitigation. Professional experience :- Fourteen years’ experience as an innovator , trainer / facilitator in gender , advocacy, mentoring and coaching youths ,women i

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Kirsten Gagnaire

KIRSTEN GAGNAIRE is the Global Director of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). Before joining MAMA, Gagnaire was the Ghana Country Director for the Grameen Foundation and led the initial implementation of MOTECH. She was the Founder of the Social Enterprise Group (SEG) and Sustayne, and has a depth of experience and passion for addressing social and environmental issues through profitable business ventures. Previously, Gagnaire was Administrator of Strategic Planning at Casey Family Programs. Before working at Casey, Gagnaire was a consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick, specializing in management, technology, and organizational development consulting for health and human service agencies. Her fusing of social issues and business expertise began internationally—first as a marketing intern at the Russian-owned world trade center in Moscow and later as a small enterprise development Peace Corps volunteer in Mali. She holds a degree in International Business from Seattle University and lives in Washington, D.C. with her two amazing children

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Kristofor Lofgren

Kristofor is the founder and CEO of Bamboo Sushi. Kristofor is a consummate creator and likes thinking of new ways to disrupt what he views as old and outdated business models. His goal with Bamboo Sushi is to create the most innovative and creative restaurant group in America. Bamboo Sushi is the living embodiment of this mission, whereby the environment, people, community, and profits are all accounted for to the highest level, in unison, in a way not seen before in this industry. When Kristofor is not working to foster and grow the culture and people of Team Bamboo, you can probably find him traveling to meet with suppliers, environmental scientists, and policy makers. Kristofor enjoys spending his time outside of work with his wife, family, friends and participating in adventure and adrenaline sports.

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Laura Weidman Powers

Laura has a background in entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, youth development, and technology. She has started two organizations in the education space, one nonprofit arts education organization in West Philadelphia that is now in its eighth year, and one for-profit tutoring company that gave rise to a book. Laura first explored the tech space as a project manager in a small web development shop and, most recently before CODE2040, she served as VP of Product at a consumer web startup based in Los Angeles, redesigning the product development process to be inclusive of engineers. Laura is a 2013 Echoing Green and Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellow and a 2013 Stanford Social Innovation Fellow. She has an AB cum laude from Harvard College and a JD and an MBA from Stanford University.

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Leah Sparks

Leah has more than a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on creating new strategies and business models. At McKesson Corporation she started several new service lines, and then at DNA Direct she sourced and structured the company’s first contracts with healthcare payors, negotiated a successful acquisition by Medco, and then developed and executed new strategies to help scale the personalized medicine offering to Medco members

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Manmeet Kaur

Manmeet Kaur (pronounced “mun-meeth kawr”) has been a champion for healthier communities and equitable livelihoods for the past 10 years. She has worked in New York City to improve the working conditions of “unregulated” workers, in India to stabilize the chaotic lives of construction day laborers at a social enterprise called LabourNet, and in South Africa to help HIV+ individuals build their own health food business with Mamelani Projects. Before launching City Health Works, Manmeet was an advisor to the Earth Institute’s strategy on the retention and financing of community health workers in the Millennium Villages Project, which has contributed to the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign across Sub-Saharan Africa. In launching City Health Works, Manmeet saw the potential for reverse innovation from lower cost community health systems across the world applied to domestic health. Manmeet incubated City Health Works while completing an MBA at Columbia with the goal of creating an organization that harnesses the power of community members to create jobs and improve health in New York City. Manmeet also has a B.A. in History/Anthropology from Barnard College, where she was selected as a Third Millennium Human Rights fellow. Manmeet was born and raised in New York City and lives in Harlem with her husband and son.

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Manuel Wiechers

Manuel Wiechers is eradicating energy poverty in Mexico by combining community investment, low-cost, renewable energy, and cooperation across the public, private and social sectors to foster social and economic development in rural areas. His vision for the year 2025 is, “No Mexican without light.”

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Mark Arnoldy

Mark is the CEO at Possible.

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Mark Moore

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.

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Megan Kashner

For over 20 years Megan Kashner, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, walked alongside low-income families, creating relationships, programs and supports that would help people reach their goals and provide a sound future for their children. When she woke up on February 13, 2011 with the idea of Benevolent she saw a solution that had the potential not only to plug the gaps for families and support their pursuit of personal goals, but to introduce a new perspective on the experiences of low-income Americans who had for too long been publicly denigrated. Megan shares her determination here: “I want no low-income family to become homeless, jobless, or stuck because of a busted radiator, certification class or other simple solution. I am fixedly determined to reimagine and redesign the way we experience the stories of low-income families and how we act as small-dollar donors, thinkers and advocates wanting to make a real and personal impact.” Megan earned a BA in Public Policy and American Civilization from Brown University, a master’s degree from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Megan has served as an Executive Director for the Taproot Foundation and earlier for the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Chief Development Officer for Chicago’s Deborah’s Place and Program Director for organizations including the Howard Area Community Center, Methodist Youth Services and the Heartland Alliance. A frequent panelist and presenter at conferences, Megan recently spoke at the White House Forum on Philanthropy Innovation, TedX, the Council on Foundations annual conference and the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Megan has been a guest blogger on Beth Kanter's Blog, Ashoka's Starting Empathy Blog, and on the TakePart Blog. A New York to Chicago transplant, Megan and her partner live in Evanston, IL where they raise their two children, attend more

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Melanie St. James

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

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Meredith Barrett

Meredith have served in many different roles in both the health and environment fields, including: researcher, data analyst, project manager, grant writer, teacher, outreach coordinator, environmental educator, course designer, associate editor, board member and mentor. This diverse experience allows her to understand complex health and environmental issues from a unique perspective. Meredith is passionate about working to align environment and health priorities, improving health outcomes for humans and ecosystems.

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Michael Callahan

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.

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Minnie Fong

Minnie can't exactly remember when her love affair with food started. As a child, Minnie remember sitting in the kitchen often, anxiously watching as her mom whipped up fresh batches of cookies, bars, and cupcakes for Minnie .Minnie learned how to cook at a young age, but only really embraced it as an art when Minnie was working as a brand manager in Unilever, handling Knorr, Hellman's, Best Foods, and Lipton. Seeing how different flavors and ingredients can be put together to create something tasteful and nourishing made her more passionate about improving in the craft. Minnie love cooking (and eating!), and enjoy sharing her food with friends. If there's one thing Minnie love about food, it's the fact that it brings people together and fosters better relationships.

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Miroslav Vrankic

Miroslav Vrankic, Managing Director at E-GLAS,E-GLAS was founded in 2009. by a group of scientists at the Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka. The primary reason for starting E-GLAS was to merge our technical skills with our ideals of helping people. We formed a highly educated team of experts in the fields of information and communication technologies, digital signal processing, speech recognition and synthesis, acoustics, electronics and automation. Our main product is Servus, a voice controlled home automation system that was created for all the persons that are living in difficult conditions due to physical disability, old age, illness or disability in general. We created Servus to change their lives for better. Servus is an electronic assistant which enables users to control their home through voice commands. Having Servus, one can literally talk with his home and thus control lights, TV, telephone, door opening, radio, heating, air conditioning, make an emergency call or even surf the web. With Servus, all these functions are performed completely hands-free. More information on Servus can be found at www.servus-control.com. Servus is intended for people with disabilities and the elderly and infirm, but also for those who are looking for a maximum comfort in their home. Servus currently supports Croatian, Slovenian, English, German, Italian and Dutch, with additional languages being prepared. We target the markets of the EU countries, USA and Canada.

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Naithan Jones

Naithan "Nait" Jones created the AgLocal in late 2011. His dream: to match independent and family meat farms to the wholesale and retail buyers who want to buy their meat directly. Because he is from a family of chefs and farmers, he understands the trials of raising and cooking delicious food. Nait's professional career is in enterprise technology and technology start-ups including successful stints at Sprint Corporate, Gartner Research and the well- regarded Kauffman Foundation.

Investors: Website: https://www.aglocal.com Email: nj@aglocal.com


Narcisse Mbunzama Lokwa

Narcisse is the founder of Mobile Agribusiness. He received several awards, including Sukuma Afrika and the UN Milennium Development Campaign Award 2010, and have been an invited guest speaker at international conferences. He is also the founder of INFOGROUP INTERNATIONAL (a global NGO that supports sustainable development). Prior to starting the organization, He served as the Central Africa coordinator for African Environment Outlook for Youth at the United Nations Environment Programme. He hold a BS in computer science.

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Neha Juneja

Neha has been involved in executing climate change mitigation and adaptation projects across the country. She has organized community-led projects and need-analysis consulting in a wide array of areas including agro forestry, primary energy supply and water access. Beyond this, she has been internationally recognized for her excellence in product design. In addition to the numerous awards she has helped GGI secure, Neha was named 2010's Brightest Young Climate Leader by the Hindustan Times & British Council. She earned her MBA from FMS, Delhi and a B.E. in Production & Industrial Engineering, as well as undergoing training on climate change mitigation and adaption at the Swedish Meterological & Hydrological Institute.

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Neil D'Souza

Neil D'Souza is the founder of Zaya, a disruptive educational non-profit startup that is bringing the online education revolution to the bottom of the pyramid. In 2012 he was selected by the San Francisco Hub of World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper and also won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Award in India. Neil has an engineering background and worked in the computer networking industry for over four years at Cisco Systems where he focused on Mobile Internet and Video Technologies. He was also part of a team that spearheaded the 4G/LTE protocol that forms the core for most mobile networks in US. During his time at Cisco, Neil developed a strong passion to help underprivileged communities and he set his sights on how to bridge the education gap for children in remote regions of the world. While he was on sabbatical he developed his ClassCloud technology that now powers 20 schools and orphanages in India, Indonesia and Mongolia. He has consulted with the World Bank on a Sustainable Livelihood project for technology in Mongolia and worked with the Spark Program as an apprentice teacher in San Francisco. He is also an active advisor to several startups and a mentor with Startup Weekend. He has lived, traveled and worked in 40 countries and is an Ironman Triathlete. From 1997-2003 he held the National Swimming Record in India for the longest swim at 79 Hours. Originally from Mumbai, India, Neil received his Masters in computer science with a specialty in computer networks from North Carolina State University.

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Nick Vilelle

Nick is an Organizational Psychologist who has spent the past decade working with nonprofit organizations in Africa and the United States. Through Nick’s Peace Corps and AmeriCorps service and his work at TechnoServe, Nick has aided and advised with the founding and operation of hundreds of small businesses. Concerned about current funding sources, he identified the potential for the CAUSE model to improve efficiency in both charitable giving and grassroots development.

Investors: Website: http://www.causedc.org/ Email: nick@causedc.org


Olivia Nava

Olivia Nava is driven by her empathy to understand what drives people’s behaviors. She employs design-thinking methodology to creatively and collaboratively develop solutions to old systemic problems, such as health disparities, economic insecurity and climate change. Her work has led her through designing HIV programs in Mozambique and promoting food systems through healthcare philanthropy at Tides. Olivia has her BA in Classics from UCLA and MBA in Design Strategy from California College of the Arts.

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Patricia Sendin

I have studied architecture and urban design at the TH Darmstadt in Germany, where I graduated, and at the University of Florence, where I also studied product design. What I know about entrepreneurialism I have learnt from the IESE Business School and by trial and error. I have worked many years as an architect: 11 for Richard Rogers Partnership in London and a few more for other practices in Paris, Florence, London and Frankfurt. I have also spent long seasons in Rio de Janeiro and Athens.

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Paul Tasner

Paul is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in all facets of supply chain management. He has held leadership positions in procurement, manufacturing, and logistics in ventures ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. His career focus has been on supply chain sustainability, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management. His company affiliations include: The Clorox Company, California Closets, Method Products, Two Degrees Food and Hepagen Vaccines. In 2008, Paul founded and continues to lead the San Francisco Bay Area Green Supply Chain Forum – the first such assembly of supply chain executives anywhere. Paul has authored many papers and presentations on supply chain sustainability and currently lectures on this timely topic in the MBA Program at San Francisco State University. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Boston University.

Investors: Website: http://www.pulpworksinc.com/‎ Email: ptasner@pulpworksinc.com


Pedro Valdeolmillos

Ever since I came up with the idea to develop this system I am working hard to improve it day by day. Luckily enough, now there’s a talented team of people working along as well! I learned to sail as a kid. I love the sea and everything developed throughout the centuries (culture, tradition, techniques and technology) to deal with it, relate to it, learn from it, and protect it. This seems to be a long lasting relationship.

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Peter Scott

Peter Scott (CEO)is considered one of the world’s leading experts in cookstove commercialization. He has trained producers in over 20 countries to set up for-profit stove businesses. In 2006, he received an Ashden Award for designing and promoting Institutional cookstoves in Southern Africa. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the Top100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine.

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Rebecca Lujan Loveless

Rebecca Lujan Loveless is an independent consultant that works with companies, churches and organizations who are open to asking better questions about dignified service within the context of place. Having spent 13 years creating programs and activities as a pastor in influential churches that offered relief and betterment to poor communities, she became dissatisfied with the lack of change that happened considering the enormous amount of resources given. In particular, she observed that the voices of those being affected by the social service sector were never invited to the table to create solutions. As a result she has committed her life to understanding how to create environments where minority groups are empowered to speak up for themselves and on behalf of their communities. She now applies her energy educating others about the methodology of Asset Based Community Development. Having traveled to over 50 countries, working with urban and rural communities, Rebecca brings a local and global experience that seeks to employ the best practices of ABCD for every cultural context. She believes that cities change and that we can be a part of writing the story of how they change. Neighborhood by neighborhood, she hopes to see cities renewed through dignified interdependent relationships with people from every sector of society.

Investors: Website: http://communitiesfirstassociation.org/ Email: rebeccalujanloveless@gmail.com


Rick Nahmias

Rick Nahmias, is a professional photographer, writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on the faces and stories of marginalized communities. Rick’s formal training as a cook, along with his exploration of California’s agricultural workforce in his body of work entitled “The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers,” planted his feet in both the foodie and food justice worlds. These varied interests, along with his conviction that that all people everywhere deserve access to fresh nutritious food, culminated in the founding of Food Forward.

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Robbie Schingler

Robbie is responsible for the company’s business operations and product development. Previously, Robbie worked at NASA serving as the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Chief Technologist, incubating the Space Technology Program. He managed the exoplanet-finding mission TESS, and served as lead for NASA’s Open Government activities. Robbie received a BS in Engineering Physics from Santa Clara University, an MBA from Georgetown and a Masters from the International Space University.

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Robert Egger

Robert Egger is the Founder and President of the DC Central Kitchen, the country’s first “community kitchen”, where food donated by hospitality businesses and farms is used to fuel a nationally recognized culinary arts job training program, where unemployed men and women learn marketable skills while donations are converted into balanced meals. Since opening in 1989, the Kitchen has produced over 23 million meals and helped 800 men and women gain full time employment. The Kitchen operates its own revenue generating business, Fresh Start Catering, as well as the Campus Kitchens Project, which coordinates similar recycling/meal programs in 30 college or high school based kitchens.

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Robert Terry

Rob is Founder and CTO of Smart Catch LLC, a startup company dedicated to promoting sustainable commercial fishing by developing innovative, cost-effective products designed to help fishermen increase their profitability while dramatically minimizing their negative ecological footprint. Rob has spent the past 25 years designing and building sophisticated hardware and software technology products, video imaging, recognition systems, and high capacity information networks

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Saif Rashid

Director and CEO of JITA Bangladesh leading a team of 100+ people in bangladesh. Founder and Director of Good Little Enterprise Ltd. Business development and enterprise expert with diverse work background in business development and social business areas. Work and consultency experisence in Japan, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, ghana. Before Joining JITA, he initiated and leaded the highly innovative Rural Sales program at CARE for 5 years and transformed this project as a separate social business at CARE and thus CARE international has took social business as a flagship initiative for future. The development and progress of RSP has been published in different international magazine including Forbes, Guardian and his innovation and role is now taught as a case study at Said Business School, Oxford University. Before Joining JITA, he was leading the Private Sector Engagement of CARE and developed more than 10 innovative partnerships with MNC such as Unilever, Telenor, Danone, GlaxoSmith Kline, Sheseido and Accenture etc, academics like Said business school at Oxford business school. He has a professional background of working at MNC and Local business and NGO of more than 8 years. He works with different For-Profit Company to develop CSR project, high impact products and services and understand need of BoP consumers. Saif has masters in Business administration and have studied business in Development courses, BDS and value chain development for the poor. Shaikh has presented papers on Enterprenurship, Gender and development, BoP, CSR, Rural Activations in different university, NGO and in conferences of multinational and national companies.

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Samantha Lee

Village Fishmonger is a New York-based seafood startup that is building on the traditional neighborhood fishmonger concept with "boat-to-table" sourcing and a carefully curated seafood selection. Currently operating a Community Supported Fishery in NYC, Village Fishmonger plans to roll out brick & mortar and e-commerce channels, the company aims to promote local, sustainable seafood while creating a fun and easy buying experience for consumers. VF has already been recognized by Future of Fish for their innovative approach and featured by National Geographic as part of their Ocean Innovations Initiative.

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Sarah Di Troia

Sarah has spent her career investing in and advising start-up and high growth organizations and loves the combustion of innovation and energy of entrepreneurs. Sarah joins Health Leads after serving on the Board of Directors for four years representing the investment of New Profit, a venture philanthropy fund focused on scaling nonprofit organizations. Sarah was a Managing Partner at New Profit where she lead investment selection and launched the Pathways Fund, a youth development focused $50 million philanthropy fund in partnership with the federal Social Innovation Fund, a special initiative within the Corporation for National and Community Service. Sarah worked as an Associate Director at The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), a nonprofit dedicated to assessing and improving the overall performance of philanthropic foundations, before joining New Profit. Prior to her role at CEP, she was a Principal at Axxon Capital, a fund focused on exploring the market opportunity in the deficit of equity investments in women and minority-led companies. Sarah has also worked as a Principal at the Parthenon Group, where she was an advisor to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs inside of large companies launching new businesses. Sarah graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in history with honors and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1998.

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Saumya Krishna has an unyielding passion for driving innovative solutions to complex problems, locally and globally. She is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund, a micro-financing program that is bridging the gap between impact investors and young social entrepreneurs in Canada. This investment fund provides accessible debt financing solutions to youth-led social ventures, bundled with an array of non-financial resources, and also uses social metrics to measure impact creation. Years of passionate engagement in social issues have taken Saumya from mountainous villages in Costa Rica all the way to bustling hospitals in India, and many interesting places in between. Her unyielding inclination to innovate, create and collaborate led to her selection as one of The Next 36 in Canada’s most ambitious incubator for the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. In 2011, she co-founded Playfit Health Inc., a cross-platform mobile application company that encourages physical activity by providing tangible rewards for exercise. This company seeks to catalyze behavioral change in order to build healthier communities. She has served as President of socially-motivated student groups including Rebuilding Health in Rwanda, conducted scholarly research on First Nations reserves in Canada and coordinated community service learning trips to developing communities internationally. Saumya is also the recipient of Western University’s prestigious National President’s Scholarship, the University of Toronto National Book Award and the Governor General’s Academic Medal. With an interdisciplinary academic background in health sciences, sociology and economics, Saumya is fascinated by the nature of social responsibility in contemporary society, with a particular interest in the capacity for businesses to affect positive social change.

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Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy care deeply about health care innovation and dedicating his career to building systems and technologies that bring increased patient-centered value to the US health care system.

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Sharon Schneider

Sharon Schneider is the co-founder and CEO of Moxie Jean, the “Upscale Resale” destination for high quality, like-new baby and kids’ clothes. Moxie Jean won COMMON Pitch NYC to be crowned “best collaborative consumption startup” and has been featured on the TODAY Show, Fox’s “Good Day Chicago,” Mashable, GOOD, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post, Daily Candy, iVillage and many others. Moxie Jean is a 2012 portfolio company of the prestigious Excelerate Labs business accelerator. Sharon is a member of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Technology Diversity Council whose mission is to ensure that leadership and job opportunities are available for all Chicagoans and that the city’s technology community reflects the diversity and vitality of the city itself. She is a sought after speaker and blogger on topics ranging from raising startup capital to raising charitable children. Sharon has an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Toledo. She lives in Mt. Prospect, IL with her husband, a high school science teacher, and their three children, ages 9, 7 and 2.

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Srikumar Misra

Sri started Milk Mantra in 2009 with the vision of creating an exciting, pure and healthy dairy products brand in India, whilst creating sustainable impact amongst network farmers – especially in Odisha. He left a highly successful global corporate career in 2009 to pursue the Milk Mantra! Having spent 8 years with the TAS, group leadership resource of the Tata Group, he went on to become Director of Mergers & Acquisitions of the Tata Tea / Tetley business. With extensive experience in setting up new market operations, brand sales & marketing, joint ventures & M&A, Sri has worked in geographies across the world from China, to South Africa to UK & Europe.

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Stephan Abel

Stephan has been the Executive Director of the Oyster Recovery Partnership since 2007. Prior to joining the Partnership, he was the Executive Director in the Office of Communications and Marketing at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. He enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, has held management positions at Sallie Mae and Careerbuilder, and earned a B.S. from Villanova University, a M.B.A. from George Washington University and is a graduate of the Naval War College. A lifelong sailor on the Chesapeake Bay, he has two children and resides in Stevensville, Maryland.

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Stephen Kimiri

Mr Stephen Kimiri, a 27-year-old techie behind SokoShambani.Mr Kimiri’s ultimate dream is to roll out the application to cover all small scale farmers in Kenya and connect them directly to individual consumers and institutions like schools and supermarkets.

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Steven Bianucci

Mr. Bianucci works with Iroquois Valley Farms Impact Advisory Board to maximize the triple-bottom line impact of The Company. Outwardly, he networks with the global impact investing community to further Iroquois Valley Farms’ mission, including foundational organizations in the field such as B Lab, Investor Circle, and GIIN. As Marketing Coordinator at STRATA, Mr. Bianucci was instrumental in their extremely successful 2009 re-branding effort and a leader and top performer in their Internal Sales Department. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded, published, written and edited three publications. Computer User magazine was the country’s first regional computer publication and published monthly for 24 years. He has been a successful independent trader and trading advisory service owner. At Harvard College, where he earned a Degree in Psychology and Social Relations, he excelled in creative writing classes, as an editor of the Harvard Lampoon, and football letter winner. A history of interest in wise eating and passionate about health and organic farming, he began gardening, growing sprouts and shopping organically in high school.

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Sujay Santra

Sujay started his career in 1999 and has extensive experience across all phases of Software Development lifecycle. Prior to taking the entrepreneurial leap, he worked for several years at Oracle & IBM and has strong technical knowledge in Siebel CRM, Analytics, Business Intelligence and R&D. His can-do attitude & creativity has won him several awards & accolades during his career span such as 'IBM Bravo Award',‘Oracle Pacesetter Award’ among others. Sujay started iKure in 2010 and conceptualized the low-cost WHIMS application that can connect the rural patients with the urban doctors. In 2010, he was invited as the Keynote speaker at the EBRF Conference, Finland.He was also invited as a speaker at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad at Khemka Foundation Summit 2012. Each year Technology Review powered by MIT India & Wharton honours 35 most outstanding innovators under the age of 35 who are tackling important problems in innovative ways. In 2012, Sujay was nominated for the same. He has also been invited to be featured in a prime time show on CNBC-TV18 called ‘Young Turks’ that puts the spotlight on young entrepreneurs poised to be tomorrow's leaders.He holds an MCA from IETE, Hyderabad.Sujay manages the overall business & operations of the company.

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Thomas D’Eri

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.

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Vineet Singal

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.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy is an entrepreneur with a mission: to encourage sustainable loving relationships with both real tools that allow you to keep loving, even when relationships are most challenging by providing healthy love products to inspire the lover in all of us. Wendy is a Loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love and family. She has learned that physical intimacy is an important component of sustaining healthy loving relationships through her own marriage of over 24 years. Wendy has studied natural health care and has used homeopathic remedies, aromatherapy and energy healing techniques with her four children, family and friends for the last 20 years. She formulated her Good Clean Love products to meet a personal need for healthy lubrication products after the births of her 3rd and 4th child. She researches and advises on a range of healthy products for enhanced intimacy and provides information on the negative health impacts of many of the petrochemical ingredients found in common over the counter intimacy products. As a former peace activist and educator, Wendy believes that her work at Good Clean Love is the most grounded approach to peace that she can take. “If we can’t learn to love and respect the people that we are closest to, how can we ever learn to love those who are different from us. Intimate relationships are the most gentle gift we can be given to teach us how to love- they are not there to make us happy and they are not easy, but they are the foundation of how we grow most deeply.” Starting a product business in America is really challenging but the testimonial letters, call and emails that we get keep us going. The sexuality industry in this country is such a bizarre reflection of what is so basic and human in us. Pornography has totally usurped the language of intimacy. I feel like I am inventing a language to g

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