David Bornstein is a journalist whose work focuses heavily on social innovation. He is the author of The Price of a Dream: The Story of Grameen Bank, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas and co-author of Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. Acclaimed by The New York Times as “a bible in the field” of social entrepreneurship and as “must reading for anyone who cares about building a more equitable, and therefore stable, world,” How to Change the World has now been translated into twenty languages. The book analyzes the work of various social innovators around the world who are effectively addressing social issues on a replicable scale. David has written for The New York Times, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Newsday, the European Business Forum, The Atlantic Monthly, as well as many other publications in fifteen different countries. Currently, he writes for The New York Times in their online “Fixes” column which features solutions to major social issues through creative social innovations. David has also recently founded Dowser.org which explores, “Who’s solving what and how in terms of the practical and human elements of social innovation.” Social entrepreneur-in-residence Sept. 18-20, 2012
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Greg Van Kirk
Ashoka Fellow and co-founder of The New Development Solutions Group, Greg leads the field in promoting the MicroConsignment model—a sustainable and scalable model which seeks to cultivate local entrepreneurship in developing countries and provide both economic and public-health benefits to the community. Social entrepreneur-in-residence Nov. 1 - Nov. 5, 2011
Co-founder and managing director of the SEED Foundation Inc., a celebrated model of social innovation impacting the area of urban education. Social entrepreneur-in-residence from Nov. 7 - Nov. 13, 2010
Founder and CEO of Upwardly Global (2000-2009), a nationally recognized model of social innovation in the area of immigration.
Social entrepreneur-in-residence from Oct. 27 - Nov. 7, 2009