More than 1,200 individuals have been part of the Mentor Capital Network since our founding. The individuals listed below have worked with us in the past three years and asked to be listed. 45% of our mentors are women. 46% of our mentors have lived or worked outside of the USA. More than 2/3rds of them have started or led organizations.

Mentors volunteer based on their interest, expertise, and availability. There is no guarantee than any particular mentor will be assigned to a particular company. We use a business plan review process and various video chats and meetings to help mentors and entrepreneurs decide who they want to work with — it is important that both the mentor and the entrepreneur choose each other.

Aarti Chandna is an impact/angel investor working with early-stage ventures. Given her deep passion for social change and empowerment, Aarti mentors social entrepreneurs and invests in innovative companies driving social change.She is a member of the Impact Investing leadership team and Investment Committee at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, where she is a partner. She is on the leadership team for MIT Solve’s Innovation Future Fund and and an Investment Advisor and LP at Symphonic Capital (VC Fund) and an LP at Black Opal Ventures and Impact First. Aarti is also an investor in the Portfolia funds. She serves on the board of Trustees at Case Western Reserve University and Chairs the Development Committee. She is on the board of directors at Shine Together, and recently stepped off the board at Peninsula Bridge after two terms. She is on the advisory board at the Center for Asian Health and Research at Stanford Medical School and the Advisory Board at the Miller Center – Santa Clara University. She also mentors at MIT-Solve, Stanford Emergence and Stanford GSB Startup Garage. Aarti previously held executive positions in information technology and led global IT teams at several technology companies. Organizations she has worked at include Oracle, Hitachi, Coherent, Autodesk, and Nikon. Aarti holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Bombay University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University. | LinkedIn
Abhi Rele has a broad software background and works with social entrepreneurs looking to use technology to help underserved populations. | LinkedIn
Achim Jedelsky is co-founder and board member of a NGO that is focussing on web3 innovation in the real estate industry. He worked early in his career as architect and after completing a MBA worked for large corporations from the automotive and energy sector at the intersection of IT and real estate. | LinkedIn
Adam Camenzuli is an experienced entrepreneur and financial professional. Fluent in Swahili, he lived and worked in Africa for 5+ years running a business that reached 20,000 people. He holds an International BBA from the Schulich School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder. Adam is a Canadian Top 30 Under 30, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Laureate Global Fellow, UN Global Accelerator and he holds a US patent. His work has been featured in Forbes Africa, CNN, The Globe and Mail, and the CBC. He has language skills in Swahili, French, Spanish and German. | LinkedIn
Adam Cole is a non-profit founder of a financial inclusion social impact organization and professional communicator for the U.S. military. | LinkedIn
Adam Liposky is a young, well-rounded builder and creator focused on business and personal growth. His various roles in organizations, large and small, have provided him with a unique perspective on business and innovation. Adam’s passion for technology and entrepreneurship has guided his career path where he has worked in technology startups, venture capital, and enterprise firms to bring to market innovation that makes lives better. | LinkedIn
Adin Miller an innovative and entrepreneurial manager in the philanthropic sector, has more than 20 years of success in building, implementing, and directing visionary and strategic efforts bringing about positive social change. | LinkedIn
Ajax Greene is the Founder/Principal of the Coherence Collaborative, a founding B Corp. We specialize in Strategy and leadership development with an emphasis on mindfulness based brain coherence. A former world class outdoor adventure athlete, a serial social entrepreneur and as an advisor he has created value for dozens of organizations in a diversity of sectors and has maintain a 40+ year meditation practice. | LinkedIn
Akhil Khurana is working as a digital innovation manager at Roche for the Asia Pacific region, and holds prior experience in preventative healthcare | LinkedIn
Albermar Dominguez works to promote among young professionals the use 3D printing technology and its applications with sustainable materials. | LinkedIn
Alex Stainburn has a career that spans years in international business, logistics and corporate finance. He has significant experience pulling complex projects together. He is a keen strategist and has worked with large corporations as well as many small businesses in emerging economies. He has recently started a high value agricultural products company in Lesotho, southern Africa. The first product is quality grown, fresh asparagus under the brand Kingdom Asparagus. | LinkedIn
Alex Vaz is an enthusiastic marketing professional with a deep-rooted passion for innovation and business development. Vast experience in delivering strategic brand awareness and growth solutions to local and global businesses. In-depth knowledge of developing new product and services concepts, collaborating with cross-functional teams and launching high-performance campaigns across diverse market segments. National and international experience. | LinkedIn
Alexandra Tureau (she/her) specializes in facilitating effective and efficient spaces where people can freely bring big bold ideas into the real world. As GatherDC’s Managing Director, Alexandra spends her day visualizing, strategizing, innovating, and exploring operational approaches to involve the community through relational engagement. In previous roles, she has guided organizations through the early start-up phases, serving in operations, human resources, and programming roles. Alexandra holds a master’s degree in International Relations from American University with a concentration in gender and emphasis on social enterprise. Outside of work, you can find her on the yoga mat, reading historical fiction, and watching PBS. | LinkedIn
Amanat Anand is the co-founder of SoaPen Inc (, which makes hand washing fun for kids. He grew up in New Delhi, India and has a BFA in Industrial Design from the Parsons School of Design in New York. | LinkedIn
Amanda Gant is a manager of The Land Accelerator hosted at WRI, which supports social entrepreneurs whose companies restore farm and forest land. She previously was a Small Business Lender in DC providing loans of $10,000-$250,000 to over 50 DC-area businesses. She also volunteers as a DC chapter lead for the Startup Leadership Program, a 6-month startup cohort program with chapters in 23 cities and 12 countries around the world. | LinkedIn
Amanda Lonsdale has spent over 15 years living and working in emerging markets. She spent her early career in international development, working with local governments and communities primarily in South and Southeast Asia. After finishing graduate school, Amanda shifted her focus to private sector approaches to impact investing and economic development. With over 10 years’ post-MBA experience in private equity and management consulting, Amanda has closed transactions and provided advisory services to companies in numerous industries, including fashion, clean technology, renewable energy, and food and beverage. Her experience in renewable energy provides her with the technical knowledge to better identify potential clean technology applications applicable to the fashion and textile industries. She speaks Indonesian. | LinkedIn
Amrie Grammer co-founded AMPEL bring precision medicine to patients to predict “flares” and the “right drug for the right patient at the right time” using predictive analytics, machine learning and AI. Dr. Grammer has over 20+ years’ experience in genomics and is a recognized Immunologist with >50 publications. Dr. Grammer managed a highly productive NIH laboratory and received multiple NIH awards for her team’s work comparing genes expressed in patients compared with healthy individuals, including the prestigious Director’s Award. Amrie grew up in Northern Virginia and her early scientific training was at UVa (Chemistry, BS ’89; Pharmacology, MS’91) and UTSW (Immunology, PhD’96). Dr. Grammer was elected to the board of VA Bio in 2016 and is a leader in the VA community for recruitment/training of scientists. Amrie is a member of the scientific societies Sigma Xi and Sigma Delta Epsilon. She serves as a Chair of the UVA Alumni Board of the professional Chemistry Fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma, and was elected to the University of Virginia Fralin Art Museum board in 2011. | LinkedIn
Amy Kincaid guides and works with social impact executives and entrepreneurs through the pressure points of transition, turnaround, and renewal. Her strategy consultancy, ChangeMatters, was the country’s first Benefit LLC. Amy has been designing programs, raising capital, and measuring impact for nonprofits and mission-based enterprises since 1998. | LinkedIn
Amy Meadows is a social innovator, currently producing Entrepreneur Empress, a reality show following women-led teams through the accelerator process. She has led teams to success in academia, corporations, healthcare, and finally in the entrepreneurial world. Her passions for People, Planet, Purpose, and Profit are her guides to building a sustainable future for all. | LinkedIn
Andres Chiodi is the author of Compás financiero personal series of books, and a director at He is a System Engineer with a MSc in Finance and an MBA with specialization in International Trade from IE Business School. He treasures experiences from a career at leading international financial institutions, in managerial, directive and representative positions; as well as Professor at graduate courses for more than 20 years, in fields like finance, management, risk, economy and administration. He is also an independent consultant on financial matters like business valuation, pricing and strategy. Andres developed an academic and professional career focused on every aspect of creating and driving international businesses, with special interests on sustainability, ethics and collaborative advantage. | LinkedIn
Andrew Hobbs is a co-creator of Village Capital’s VIRAL™ investment readiness framework and the Senior Lead for Village Capital’s product. Andrew has worked with Village Capital for six years during which time he also recruited and trained entrepreneurs in investment readiness and financial modeling in Mexico, India, and the United States, led the firm’s Investment Analyst team globally, and built out Village Capital’s communications infrastructure. Prior to Village Capital, Andrew worked at the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India to build their first credit-scoring algorithm and portfolio delinquency monitoring tools. Andrew holds a Master of Management Studies from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College. | LinkedIn
Andrew Smiles is founder and principal at StepChange Partners, a strategy consulting firm for philanthropists, foundations and social mission organizations. | LinkedIn
Angie Hanily is a strategy consultant and entrepreneur based in Panama. She has over 25 years of experience working for and with companies such as the Panama Canal, Oliver Wyman, RBL, Mercer, McKinsey, Deloitte, Acciona, Mobil Oil, and Nabisco. Angie holds an MBA from Yale University and aims to help others significantly improve results and have a positive impact on society. | LinkedIn
Anne Steeves wants to design a better world and is excited to meet others who have the drive to do the same. She is driven by a passion for wellness, design thinking and entrepreneurship and an aim to create sustainable, large-scale impact. | LinkedIn
April Thompson is marketing and sales director for a startup embedded within DC Water, a food/travel writer, an instructor and organizer with Knowledge Commons DC and a former trainer/capacity building specialist, and hold an MBA focused on sustainable business. She has worked on agro-business models in East/West/Southern Africa while working with TechnoServe, and have some background in agriculture. | LinkedIn
Ariele Scharff is the Sr. B2B Marketing Manager at a healthcare technology company in the US. She has experience marketing to facilities of all sizes, launching new tech products, and developing pricing strategy. | LinkedIn
Asha Aravindakshan (@dcasha) serves as the US General Manager for Multiverse. Previously, she streamlined business operations to maximize accountability, growth and strategic alignment for public and private stakeholders. She brings an entrepreneurial agility with an unwavering commitment to amplifying impact. She is also the bestselling author of Skills: The Common Denominator, a book that explores the essential skills for the 21st century. Asha serves on the Board of Directors for MIT Sloan Club of New York, the Alumni Leadership Council for Forté, and as a Venture Partner for Verve Ventures. She’s presented at conferences in the Americas and is the recipient of awards on digital transformation and future of work. Asha studied business at The George Washington University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. | LinkedIn
Ashley Leonard is a mission-driven entrepreneurial CFO with over 20 years of success working in both the non-profit (youth development, social services, healthcare) and for-profit sectors (clean tech, banking, retail). She possesses a unique background in finance, investment banking, human resources, and strategic planning that make her uniquely qualified to serve organizations experiencing high growth, distress, or transition. | LinkedIn
Ashley Willms advises public and private organisations globally regarding their human capital strategy and management. She has launched existing products in new markets and new products in existing markets across her career. Previously, she worked for three start-up organisations and an established mid-sized company in a newly launched product portfolio. | LinkedIn
Aydrian Drewery is a startup veteran who has launched approximately 15 new products and / or businesses. Further background includes marketing strategy, finance, and operations consulting with McKinsey & Company, MMR Strategy Group, and Drewery & Associates. A green energy enthusiast, hobbies include solar and wind power generation, having built small scale wind generation models (VAWT variety). | LinkedIn
Azizullah Bangash has 8 years of experience in business development, training and project management. He is leading Center for Awareness Training and Development as a Co-Founder and Director of Programs which is a training and management consulting firm. He previously served at the Resolution Project in New York NSA, a nonprofit organization that provides a full ecosystem of support for aspiring young social entrepreneurs. He served the Center for Awareness Training and Development as CEO for four years before he joined the organization in the USA. He specializes in Training and Facilitation, Program Development, Project Management, Instructional Design, and Skill development. He has earned MBA – HR and B.Sc Civil Engineering degree. | LinkedIn
Becca Darr Litchfield has spent 20+ years working with large multi-nationals, prominent consultancies, and emerging brands to catalyze change that benefits people + planet. She is the co-founder of and executive coach with BIG Acts, a strategy and leadership development consultancy that helps great people do BIG things, and strategist with Brand Intersection Group. Becca spent nearly a decade as a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and co-founder/ COO of Atayne, a certified B Corp and brand of progressive performance apparel. Previously, she co-founded Deloitte’s first global corporate responsibility team. She started her career as a strategy + operations consultant. A few organizations Becca has worked with over the years include J&J, IDEO, McKinsey, LinkedIn, PepsiCo, Ford, BlackRock, Kripalu Center for Yoga, and Shake Shack. | LinkedIn
Becki Ueno is the co-founder of Sustainable Law Group an award winning Certified B Corp social enterprise law firm based in Southern California. She specializes in corporate counsel to nonprofits, social enterprises, and mission driven businesses. | LinkedIn
Ben Bingham has been involved in sustainability and impact investing since 1970 when he trained as BD farmer, later starting an agricultural based initiative (10 years), and 2 tech companies (10 years). Since 2000 he has advised investors on how to benefit society with their investments at Legg Mason, Citi and since 2007 independently. His current set of strategies is under the name: Scarab Funds ( ) and he wrote a book on impact investing: . His goal is to lead in a transformation of the global economy by focusing on innovation, inspired infrastructure and a new commercial ideal that focuses on mutual benefit in every transaction. | LinkedIn
Benjamin Lieblich is an early stage investor and CFO. Most of his professional experience is in business services and IT services, but his fund also invests in consumer products, media, and information services. | LinkedIn
Betsy Densmore is the founder of the Academies for Social Entrepreneurship, an educational organization which provides training, mentoring and funding guidance for social entrepreneurs, especially those in not-for-profit organizations. She is an entrepreneur herself, having founded three hospitality businesses, an insurance agency and two nonprofit organizations. | LinkedIn
Betsy Garcete Cohen, a native Washingtonian, is the founder of ZOPHIA. Shortly after obtaining her undergraduate degree in Psychology, Betsy seriously considered medical school and a career in neurosurgery. Having been drawn to fashion from a young age however, she made the decision to change course and pursued her childhood passion instead. Having been raised in a family of strong Latina women, Betsy wanted her fashion to be an expression of the same strong, empowering femininity she grew up admiring and emulating. In 2010 and while attending Catholic University in a Masters in Management program, Betsy launched ZOPHIA, naming it after her Grandmother who was a highly skilled seamstress from Peru. Inspired by the women she met in her program, she wanted to design a product that would cater to women of all sizes and help them to feel confident about their own unique shape and body type. | LinkedIn
Blair Glencorse is Founder and Executive Director of the Accountability Lab, an organization that makes governance work for people around the world. He is an Echoing Green Fellow and Responsible Leader with the BMW Foundation. He won the International Anti-Corruption Excellent Award in 2018 with the Accountability Lab. | LinkedIn
Bob Snyder has spent many years as an incubator manager for tech and sustainability organizations. He is currently on the Board of Bethesda Green. | LinkedIn
Bob Spoer is Chief Enterpreneur for People at Ashoka. A veteran of Silicon Valley search, Spoer has recruited business and technical innovators globally for a number of Silicon Valley companies. In addition to LinkedIn, he has worked with Bloom Energy, Trimble and Teknekron. He began his search career with Spencer Stuart based in Hong Kong. He is the founder of two NGOs: “Recruiting for Good,” sponsored by the Linkedin for Good Foundation, enables teams of employees to “crowdsource” the best talent for key executive and technical roles for NGOs on a pro bono basis. It has shown promise as a productive model for cross sector collaboration for hiring as well as professional development and knowledge transfer. As well as supporting NGOs dealing with crisis situations such as COVID-19. Pro bono clients have included the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows, Playworks, Global Network Initiative and Ashoka. He also founded “Collaboration for Talent” which is shifting the frame for untapped talent by ending the “war for talent” and starting collaboration for talent in a people-centered economy. | LinkedIn
Bob Zdenek has worked in community development for over four decades, mostly domestic and have done rural development projects. He has developed a few business plans of my own, and have reviewed many for federal funding programs and was a reviewer for Mentor Capital Network last year, even though both the proposals were U.S. based businesses. Mr. Zdenek is on the board of two international organizations and chairs one of them, IDEAS. He has a good sense networks and how to use networks and intermediaries as a way to scale business opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs. He has a doctorate in Public Administration from USC and has written several books. | LinkedIn
Bobby Frank is the COO of a family office in Seattle. In that role, he manages the family’s real estate operations (multifamily development, buy and hold warehouses, offices, apartments); manage the family’s startup investment activities; and get plugged into a variety of their operating businesses. Previously, he: practiced corporate law, founded a microenterprise lending non-profit, a VC fund focused on inner city investing, managed and grew an education software company to be IPO-ready, and even produced a golf tv show for a year. He invests in startups. Bobby also has operates his own Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching practice. | LinkedIn
Bobby Jefferson is Vice President at DAI, leading Global Diversity and Inclusion. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Chair of the Investment, Audit, and Finance Committee, The Society for International Development-United States (SID-US) Chapter has named him to its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He serves as a Board member for technology startups THINKMD, ClickMedix, and DataElevates. He has performed technology due diligence on pre-revenue startups, early-round innovators, and niche digital solutions in collaboration with incubators and accelerators. He is an expert in applying Digital Global Supply Chain Solutions, Private-sector digital health, and Cybersecurity expertise to support international development projects. Mr. Jefferson sits on the Steering Committee for Racial and Social Justice Initiatives and hosts social impact panels for startup companies. | LinkedIn
Brad Eisenberg is a lean operations expert passionate about business as a vehicle for personal agency and positive change. His business, BE Lean helps startups and small businesses build the systems and structure they need to achieve long-term sustainable growth. | LinkedIn
Brian Baker is the Executive Director for Economic Development and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Mary Washington with expertise in financial risk management, market analysis and the customer experience. He manages an incubation program, student and faculty project engagement program and a Small Business Development Center that provides consulting, management training, and strategic research. His areas of investment include scalable energy, real estate and hospitality industries. | LinkedIn
Bridget Ware has a strong background in community economic development, community development financial institutions (CDFI’s), New Market Tax Credit evaluations, and rural health sector development. She is currently mentoring a multi-bottom line chocolate manufacturing company as it grows its ties with cocoa-producing nations. | LinkedIn
Carlos Domínguez Rullán, M.Sc., has eight years experience in the financial industry, including corporate finance, M&A, fund management, community development finance and start-up financing. Mr. Domínguez is the founder and CEO of Carbono3, an impact investment and financial services platform targeting early-stage start-ups that solve environmental, health and social problems. Mr. Domínguez also is the co-founder of MBQ Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to block cancer metastasis. Previously, Mr. Domínguez worked as fund manager for the first seed fund launched in Puerto Rico, and prior to that, he worked at KPMG and PwC managing transactions in the banking, asset management and real estate industries. | LinkedIn
Carol Coren is a social enterprise business consultant who has developed food distribution, production and processing ventures to advance and stabilize local food systems. Among these are food hubs, food business incubators, groceries and farmers markets that trade on source identification and bring producers together with business and consumer purchasers. | LinkedIn
Chris Pitts is a consultant working at an edtech consulting firm, and is a recent MBA graduate. Before that he spent 6 years working for impact investing funds in USA. | LinkedIn
Carrie McKellogg is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the REDF Impact Investing Fund, where she is responsible for executive leadership, fund strategy, raising capital and building a team of catalytic finance professionals. Under her leadership, the REDF Impact Investing Fund was certified as a Community Development Financial Institution, raised more than $11 Million in capital, and invested in 25+ social enterprises which have employed more than 20,000 people facing systemic and institutional barriers to work. The fund has been recognized by Impact Assets and the Integrated Capital Network for its commitment to racial equity and economic inclusion and efforts to de-bias underwriting to social enterprises. Carrie’s career in inclusive finance spans more than two decades and includes executive leadership, investment and operating roles in international development finance and policy at the Inter-American Development Bank and U.S. Treasury. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Carrie also holds an MA in International Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She lives in Southern California with her family. Carrie has been featured in media outlets including Forbes and Real Leaders of Impact Investing. | LinkedIn
Christian Daube is currently designing and coordinating programs of acceleration of worldwide Startups & their expansion, connecting them with valuable advisors & experts, as well as supporting their financing rounds & match-making with potential financing sources, with the objective to connect Startup ecosystems and all of their players. He has worked with successful social entrepreneurs especially in the Philippines and also in Myanmar, as well as in Tanzania and especially in South-Africa – in the last 5 years. Before that, he has been leading commercial client relations as an Account Executive of German SMEs for Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Services (infrastructure, enterprise applications) for a couple of years. He has been visiting and travelling in more than 30+ countries of our world on all continents, learning from their cultures and traditions. | LinkedIn
Christine Jacobs is a facilitator and consultant for TNC’s Agility Lab, with expertise in appling Human Centered Design to conservation challenges. | LinkedIn
Christine LeViseur Mendonça is an Ally, Changemaker, Humanitarian, & Friend. At heart she simply loves people. She is the Founder of Shore to Shore Advisory, a boutique advisory firm focusing on working with clients who aspire to leverage their economic, philanthropic, financial, and social influence to work towards solving the problems that matter most. With nearly 20 years experience working at the intersection of social good and business – Christine understands how to navigate and balance the pulls of pragmatism and the fringes of innovation – to drive towards goals amendable to clients and their teams alike. Christine received her MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2010 and earned her BS in Business Administration in International Business at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has also studied at ITSEM in Cuernavaca, Mexico, the American University in Paris, and the University of South Florida. Christine is a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil. | LinkedIn
Colleen Robb currently serves as an Interim Director for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Daveler and Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship. | LinkedIn
Collins Roth has 25 years experience as a private equity investors in developing markets, with a focus on industrial and infrastructure related investments. | LinkedIn
Courtney Lytle Sarnow is a practicing attorney and Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law. She specializes in business law and intellectual property law. She has been General Counsel to a start up Ethanol company and is currently General Counsel at Wally Products, LLC. | LinkedIn
Dave Feldman is an entrepreneur and passionate advocate for social issues around sustainability, community development, virtues-based leadership and systems change.  He is co-founder, with his wife Dara, of Virtues Matter, a non-profit that helps make the world’s wisdom and traditions accessible in everyday life. Dave co-founded several mission-based companies including Livability Project, a consultancy that helps build resilient communities, Media4Green, a media company creating environmentally-focused content and Bethesda Green, a nationally recognized community hub and green business incubator to reduce the collective impact in Montgomery County, Maryland.  From 2002-2007, Dave was Consul, UK Trade & Investment at the British Embassy, helping U.S. companies expand operations in the U.K. and British companies export to the U.S. Dave is an editor, contributor and 2017 Schulze Publication Award recipient for the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange (EIX), named one of “The 25 CEOs You Need to Know” by The Gazette of Politics and Business and “Innovator of the Year” by The Daily Record.  Dave holds an M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. | LinkedIn
David Caballero Pradas is a scientist turn businessman turn social entrepreneur. He studied biotechnology and business and gained a broad diversity of perspectives working in more than 10 countries and in all sorts of organizations: academia, start-up, multinational pharmaceutical companies and supporting entrepreneurs; and in functions as diverse as technology analysis, project management, business development and scientific research. Currently researching and developing training on XXI-century skills and innovation with impact steaming out of the Global South. | LinkedIn
David Ceaser has worked in various types of agriculture for more than 25 years. He currently works as the lead agronomist for Agritecture Consulting. He has lived and worked in numerous countries and loves to play soccer. | LinkedIn
David Meyers is a PhD/MBA with many years experience in entrepreneurship, business consulting, environmental finance and international development. He started and ran Madagascar Bamboo, a triple bottom line bamboo flooring company, and he was the founding CFO/COO of Mission Markets – an impact investing financial services company. As Executive Director of the Conservation Finance Alliance, David supports conservation finance practitioners globally, manages 3 Working Groups and several task forces, and runs the CFA Incubator for innovations in conservation finance. | LinkedIn
David Moss is an award-winning nonprofit professional with experience on both sides of the funding spectrum. In 2015, he founded the Unfunded List to help make sure that the next generation of social startups get the feedback and recognition they need to be successful. | LinkedIn
David Witzel is an independent entrepreneur and founder of a successful web development/social media consulting firm. He has 30 years experience catalyzing innovation with technology for social progress. | LinkedIn
David Younkman has more than 30 years senior management experience working for national and international conservation and environmental organizations He also ran a successful consulting practice for more than five years and taught graduate level coursework at UCSD. | LinkedIn
Davita Louie formally served as the director of business development and consulting for the food incubator and certified B Corp Union Kitchen, consulting for domestic and international clients opening incubators as well as driving growth and partnerships through local and federal grants. There she worked with budding food entrepreneurs growing and scaling up their business as well as entrepreneurs looking to build out commercial kitchens and food incubators. Davita is currently a client director at the grant writing consulting firm Elevate. Prior to that she was the partnership development director for the digital inclusion nonprofit EveryoneOn. She earned a B.S. from the Fashion Institute of Technology and an M.A. from the SIT Graduate Institute. | LinkedIn
Dawn McGee is the CEO of Good Works Ventures, LLC a Montana based company that invests in high social impact companies. She is also President of the High Stakes Foundation, which provides support to visionary people and organizations that are leading and implementing changes that create a sustainable future for Montana. | LinkedIn
Debra Johnson is the CEO of two startups, with almost 20 years’ introducing innovation to industrial sectors. Her passion is to change how essential industries solve insidious challenges and adopt innovation. She also served as GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions as their Global Director, Digital Mine Business Operations & Innovation from 2017 through 2019. | LinkedIn
Deron Lovaas is the department chief for Environment and Sustainable Transportation at the Maryland Department of Transportation. He has more than 25 years of experience in transportation, energy/climate, and housing issues advocacy and a track record of success at the state and federal levels. | LinkedIn
Devon McIntosh is a wind turbine entrepreneur who developed a patented generator and is developing a horizontal axis wind turbine designed around the generator with funding that includes government grants and contracts. Prior experience includes teaching and ten years as a government scientist. | LinkedIn
Dina Finta is an entrepreneur with deep experience developing and directing entrepreneurial accelerators, pitch programs and corporate supplier diversity growth programs. These impactful programs support long term organizational growth for maximum viability and sustainability. Dina incorporates her corporate, entrepreneurial and higher education experiences into each mentoring engagement. | LinkedIn
Dorrit Lowsen is an entrepreneur and impact investor who has worked globally across a range of sectors including Fortune 500, non-profit, government and start-ups. She is currently Co-CEO of Change Finance, a start-up financial services company doing public-market impact investing. Prior to joining the founding team at Change Finance, Dorrit worked on environmental and energy policy at the US Embassy in Beijing. Following her early career in technology, she served as a strategy consultant and as the COO of Agora Partnerships, a field-building organization in the social enterprise/impact investing space. | LinkedIn
Dragana Mendel, a management consultant and a founder of ANAGRD, LLC, works with startups to develop their technology commercialization pathway, and with small business owners on develop their growth strategy. Previously, she has been working for 15 years as a product manager and software engineer for IBM and Alcatel-Lucent launching innovative new products to the market. She has an MBA and MS in Computer Science. | LinkedIn
Drew Tulchin is a start-up executive with more than 25 years of experience with triple bottom line businesses and impact investing. His efforts have led to launching 6 B Corps. His previous roles include CFO of Meow Wolf, a creative design company, and Managing Partner of UpSpring (formerly Social Enterprise Associates). | LinkedIn
Ede Ijjasz retired after 23 years with the World Bank, In his career, Mr. Ijjasz led work in a wide range of development topics including global environmental issues, sustainable development, and green infrastructure. He worked in more than 90 developing and emerging countries in all regions of the world – from fragile and conflict-affected countries to high middle-income countries. During his career he was for responsible for a portfolio of about $80 billion of investments and close to 800 policy and advisory reports. He is currently advisor to several international organizations and member of the Board of directors of private and not-for-profit organizations. | LinkedIn
Ellen Fish has over 25 years experience in developing new businesses and online financial information services delivered to major financial firms. She has managed relationships with technology and business partners as well as led project teams designing real-time financial information services and systems for financial and investment professionals globally. Currently, she is the founder and director of Friends of Tilonia, Inc. which takes its name from Tilonia, a small village in India that is home of the Barefoot College. She is an active member of Investors’ Circle and mentor social enterprise start-ups through IC and Mentor Capital Network.  | LinkedIn
Eric Thiel teaches college students powerful, engaging, persuasive communication while inspiring them to become social entrepreneurs. The course is an interactive, student-driven environment that delves into design thinking, value proposition, impact measurement, and many other elements of social entrepreneurship. The backbone of the course is the Social Venture Plan in which students devise an innovative social venture and then showcase their effective writing and pitching techniques to engage investors and persuade them to fund it. | LinkedIn
Erin Rackelman is an entrepreneur and strategist. She co-founded Night & Day Studios, which made the first app for toddlers on the market: Peekaboo Barn. She led the company to become one of the top, independent mobile development studios, by designing and launching over 100 apps before her exit. Currently, she works as a consultant, advising startups and small businesses on how to build their brand, expand their audience, and scale. | LinkedIn
Esther Awovi Akafia is an Attorney, an International Development professional and a banking and education consultant with over 20 years’ experience working and leading teams in Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Esther is currently a Senior Partner at LexKudoz, a law professor at Central University and Founder & CEO of Pioneers International Academy. Esther’s work over the years has been extensive and include being a Corporate Attorney for Opportunity International, a global banking & finance organization, leading its businesses in Africa in compliance, governance, corporate and expansion matters, instituting governance structures for its Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, and Kenya operations; Africa Director for Human Resources for FINCA International, a global banking, finance & International Development organization, overseeing its 3500 employee management and development across the Africa continent; Deputy Chief Executive Officer of FINCA Microfinance Bank, Nigeria; a Fellow at RSF Social finance in Sans Francisco; a Banker with the Royal Bank of Scotland, England; and the founder and Executive Director of Pioneers International Academy. | LinkedIn
Florence Navarro has 12 years of experience in international development with the UNDP, focused on environment and local governance, particularly in Africa. She has been coaching social entrepreneurs and working in impact investment since 2006. She is the Founder of Kichocheo, a recruiting company focused on mission-driven organizations. | LinkedIn
Fran Strachan is one of the founding entrepreneurs in the Natural personal Care Industry. He was elected to “The Top 25 who made Naturals Beautiful” by New Hope Communications. Fran was the founder of Zia natural Skincare which was acquired by the Hain Celestial Group. As Chief Business development Officer at EO Products he and his team experienced a 29.4% compounded annual growth rate during his tenure. Fran took EO Products from the Natural Channel to Food, Drug and mass including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Albertsons, Costco and TJMax. Fran is an entrepreneur with a great depth of experience in leadership, strategy, sales management, business analysis, brand development, marketing and product development. | LinkedIn
Francie Wasser is the former CEO and Founder of FranciePants, a line of body-positive and size-inclusive 100% cotton undergarments for women. Francie pioneered the crowd manufacturing business model and coined the term. Prior to founding FranciePants, Francie was a leadership and strategy execution consultant who worked with clients in a wide variety of industries. Francie currently works in professional services. | LinkedIn
Gary Robinson is a consultant in sustainable packaging and have 26 years of experience with fast moving consumer packaged goods and retailers. He has worked directly for, and consulted for, personal care companies. | LinkedIn
Glen Fernandes is a banking professional with over 13 years of experience in Risk Management and Emerging Markets | LinkedIn
Greer J. McPhaden is an outsourced COO and management operations consultant for nonprofit, higher education, and small businesses. She specializes in nonprofit governance; diversity, equity, and inclusion in board and employee recruitment; helping non-business people understand how a business works. She has been involved with the Mentor Capitol Network as a reviewer and mentor for 15 years. | LinkedIn
Greg Hemmings is a global thought leader in the area of positive social impact film making. Greg’s focus is on how companies can inspire positive change by investing in social impact films and at the same time, increasing brand trust in the market. His company, Hemmings House, is a certified B-Corporation and his team produces filmed content that makes a difference. Their TV series and documentaries have been sold to broadcasters around the world, and they have helped connect customers to brands with aligned values by helping tell authentic stories that build trust. Greg is a member of the Order of the Wallace McCain Institute and a graduate of the Wallace McCain Institute’s Entrepreneur Leadership Program. He has also furthered his training with the National Screen Institute for their Global Television Marketing Program in Winnipeg and Cannes France, as well as the North American Media Executive Leadership Program in Banff. In 2023, | LinkedIn
Greg Payne has over fifteen years of consulting and operational experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Currently consultant and coach for the impact enterprise community in the US and Latin America, providing support on challenges related to market strategy and operations. Four years of in-country experience in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, leading market studies, supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners, and working with VC funds and accelerators. BA in Anthropology, MBA with focus on Finance and Social Entrepreneurship, and fluency in Spanish. | LinkedIn
Hany Makhlouf was a professor at the University of the District of Columbia. He wrote two books on entrepreneurship and authored many articles on entrepreneurship in general and international entrepreneurship in particular. He is an expert on economic and business development in the emerging markets, including Africa and the Middle East. | LinkedIn
Hemant Nitturkar is an Agribusiness mentor. | LinkedIn
“Herb Simmens has spent over 30 years working in the public, academic, private and non profit sectors as an urban planner and town manager. He is the author of A Climate Vocabulary of the Future and an internationally recognized climate crisis expert. He has also owned a wellness center and has been an angel investor. ” | LinkedIn
Inji is a monitoring, evaluation and learning specialist, with experience in livelihoods, entrepreneurship and social innovation. She has conducted evaluations for programs focused on youth and women’s livelihoods, identifying barriers to access and inclusion for women and youth. In addition to her experience in education and livelihoods, she has 12 years of experience in the social innovation and social investment ecosystem. She is part of the Stone Soup Consulting network and has worked with international and grassroots organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the Middle East and North Africa. Currently based in Mexico City, she speaks Arabic (native), English, French and Spanish. She has a Masters in Economic Development from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a Bachelor of Economics from Cairo University. | LinkedIn
Isabelle Strauss is a Senior Project Manager at Chemonics International, where she focuses on implementing USAID-funded economic growth and entrepreneurship programs. She has an MBA and has mentored women entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business growth, and startups with a for-profit/non-profit blend, providing support primarily in operations, sales, marketing, and market research. This work has taken her to Peru, Panama, Jordan, Tunisia, Kenya, and Uganda. She previously worked for the Albanian investment promotion agency and in commercial real estate in Albania and Kosovo. | LinkedIn
J.A. Colantonio manages technology partnerships for commercialization R&D for Baltimore Aircoil Company, a global OEM of cooling towers and heat rejection equipment. | LinkedIn
Jacen Greene is co-founder and assistant director of PSU’s Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to addressing issues related to homelessness through a racial equity lens. He previously designed and managed social innovation programs in PSU’s School of Business, and is an instructor, speaker, and author on social entrepreneurship. Jacen’s books include The Rule of One: The Power of Social Intrapreneurship and Elevating Impact: Case Studies in Sustainable Business and Social Entrepreneurship. He has contributed chapters to three other books on social innovation, published in the Social Enterprise Journal, and co-authored several award-winning case studies.He has led workshops for Mercy Corps, the Fulbright Program, and AmeriCorps, and has presented at the Net Impact Conference, VentureWell OPEN, Swarthmore Engaged Scholarship Symposium, Ashoka U Exchange, and Social Enterprise World Forum, among many others. | LinkedIn
Jacquelyn Hunter is the founder and CEO of Profit+Impact Partners. Profit+Impact Partners is an incubating and advising firm providing strategy, finance and project management services to early stage ventures and SMEs both domestically and globally. She has helped place over $10M in first-round funding, and has consulted entrepreneurs in the US, India, China, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Ms. Hunter has helped plan, finance, and grow over 500 enterprises. Ms. Hunter served for a year and a half as the co-founder of B Revolution and as its Business Planning and Capitalization Services Partner and the President of B Revolution Capital. She is the founder of the Thunderbird Angel Network, an Investors’ Circle Venture Fellow, and a former Small Business Consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women. She is a strong supporter of women’s entrepreneurship and spearheaded the development of a social enterprise, MachuMama, helping Peruvian women artisans export to the United States. | LinkedIn
James Ferrari is a social entrepreneur, artist, and activist whose work spans many disciplines. His projects aim to drive change in systems affecting the environment, public health, social justice, and news media. He is an early investor and advisor in several socially and environmentally conscious businesses, including Aspiration, Simpliphi Power, Vestaron, and Bonumose. | LinkedIn
James Lincoln has, over 35 years, gained experience in public equities, private equities, fixed income and real estate by managing operating companies, or creating and managing investment portfolios. James has created significant financial return and community wealth through: a) Operations (benchmarking results to market financial return and social return); Education (business consulting and speaking at numerous conferences); and, Governance/Policy (as a board member of numerous socially responsible entities). | LinkedIn
Jamie Johnson founded Verde Energy Efficiency Experts and participated in the Mentor Capital Network as an entrepreneur. After receiving and adapting to feedback, Jamie has since grown Verde to be an impactful efficiency company, services public buildings and private businesses to reduce their energy usage. | LinkedIn
Jane Meacham works as a writer, researcher and editor specializing in corporate sustainability in Washington, D.C. She has served as a consultant for MSCI Inc.’s ESG Research Group, the World Bank, International Finance Corp., ISOS Group and the Sustainable Investments Institute, among other clients. Jane previously analyzed the sustainability practices of public companies for RiskMetrics Group’s institutional investor clients, and worked as a business journalist for nearly 20 years in Asia and the United States for Dow Jones & Co. | LinkedIn
Jay Lester has held executive or founding roles with four technology-driven startups and currently lives in Charlottesville, VA with his family. Over his career he has consulted and held leadership positions with dozens of leading global corporations. | LinkedIn
Jean-Luc Park has been investing in cleantech and SRI companies since 2003. | LinkedIn
Jennifer Woofter has two decades of experience in corporate sustainability and sustainable investing. She owns a boutique sustainability consulting firm, with clients across a range of industries. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership. | LinkedIn
Jeremy Berke is a renewable energy developer skilled at growing successful teams across different energy use cases. He is also a writer helping entrepreneurs craft business plans, pitch decks and go-to-market strategies. Sailor, poet, coffee farmer. | LinkedIn
Jeremy Gorelick is a development finance advisor who works with bilateral aid agencies and development finance institutions to shape their strategies in infrastructure, sub-national finance, and climate finance. He received his PhD from the University of Cape Town in infrastructure finance in sub-Saharan Africa and has lectured at the Johns Hopkins University on development finance since 2010. | LinkedIn
Jessica Loman-Dickinson is a bridge-builder, facilitator, operations architect for 15+ years in the impact sector. She has lived on four continents and speaks four languages with which she has led global communities of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and students. She finds great joy in serving as COO of Opportunity Collaboration, a global community of leaders alleviating poverty and injustice, Mama of a toddler, and Capoeira Teaching Artist. | LinkedIn
Jessica Margolin is a facilitative community builder who uses qualitative and quantitative methods to uncover the important insights that guide productive conversations. After a decade in marketing and finance, Ms. Margolin moved into philanthropic strategy, where she honed her analytics expertise. From there, she participated in many roles within the then-emerging financial field of impact investing, moving beyond traditional financial analysis into mechanisms for understanding those human interactions that lead to motivation, engagement, productivity, and a sense of well-being.She has worked with clients ranging from Ricoh Inc.’s Innovation Lab to HIP Investor, published ‘The Future of Finance’ with Institute for the Future, and spoken at TEDxHayward on “The Things in Life that Really Matter,” about new forms of metrics and analysis, and why they’re needed.  Ms. Margolin has a BA in Physics from UC Berkeley, and an MS in Materials Science (nanotech) and an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota. | LinkedIn
Jessica Pointer is a management professional in DC with a background in international education and development, and NFP leadership. | LinkedIn
Jesús Salas! Jesús is from the northside of Fort Worth, Texas and is the son of Mexican immigrants. Jesús graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Science, Technology & Society and a minor in Latin American studies. At Stanford Jesús explored the public and private sector through internships and even his own startup. Upon graduation he joined Deloitte Consulting as a Business Analyst in Dallas, Texas. After Deloitte, Jesús worked in Nicaragua and Kenya for a nonprofit impact investor. These experiences led him to Columbia Business School (CBS) where he graduated from in 2019 with his MBA. While at CBS Jesús was Co-President of Microlumbia, the student-run impact investing fund, and held internships with Credit Suisse and Rethink Education. Jesús is currently an Associate with the Omidyar Network where he supports the sourcing and evaluation of venture investments and influence tools that catalyze the supply of purpose-driven technology. | LinkedIn
Jim Hurd founded the GreenScience Exchange and the NanoScience Exchange. He has worked with cleantech start-ups and tech for developing country start-ups for more than ten years. He works with Senators, Congressmen and their staffers on Capitol Hill to develop technology and innovation initiatives. | LinkedIn
Jim Kucher is an Associate Professor of Social Innovation in the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, Baltimore; where he directs the groundbreaking Master of Science in Health & Social Innovation. An internationally recognized thought leader in social entrepreneurship, Dr. Kucher previously led the Baltimore Social Enterprise Collaborative – a program that was nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum and helped over 60 area nonprofits develop new models for meeting the needs of their constituents while increasing the sustainability of their organizations. He has successfully secured over $70m in working capital on behalf of mission-oriented enterprises and assisted over 100 area nonprofits and social enterprises in developing new models for meeting the needs of their constituents while increasing the sustainability of their organizations. Kucher earned a Doctorate in Public Administration with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship from The University of Baltimore, where he also earned an MBA with an Entrepreneurship specialization. | LinkedIn
Jim Stroiney is a management consultant leader having worked in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. He has been reviewing business plans and providing advice to entrepreneurs for nearly as long. He has worked with a variety of clients in different industries over the years with a heavy focus in technology. | LinkedIn
Jimmy Edgerton co-founded Watusee Foods. He previously built a sustainability focused real estate development and property management company as a licensed professional civil engineer. | LinkedIn
Joana Videgain is the head of People & Investor relations at Kaya Impacto. She is passionate about supporting people and organizations achieve their dreams. Joana holds a dual Masters Degree in Business Management from EGADE (Mexico) and NEOMA (France) Business Schools, as well as a Master of Arts from the UN University for Peace (Costa Rica). Since 2012, Joana has been working in innovative entrepreneurial ecosystems in Mexico, the US and Spain. First as an impact accelerator consultant at Agora Partnerships, she provided business & finance consulting for impact entrepreneurs; then as the head of the French Chamber of Commerce in Houston, Texas she designed & executed initiatives to build business communities among organizations and people from different backgrounds. Since 2018, she is based in Bilbao Spain where she has supported seed entrepreneurs in building their business & financial strategies to grow their impact. | LinkedIn
Jody Garcia is a commercialization officer for a global organization with a focus on technologies for low-resource settings in developing countries. | LinkedIn
Joel Henry has 30+ years in consumer packaged goods across multiple channels and geographies, in both large corporate and boot-strapped envrionments. | LinkedIn
John A. Kilpatrick is a financial economist, and is the Managing Director of Greenfield Advisors, serves as a Director of the Washington State Economic Development Finance Authority, and is on the National Board of Advisors for Carson College of Business at Washington State University. In 2020, he was named to the Advisory Board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Dr. Kilpatrick’s consulting and academic research activities include work for and/or funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Departments of Energy, Interior, Defense, and Commerce, Oak Ridge National Lab, Southeastern Universities Research Association, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and numerous city and county governments and private organizations. He is one of the leading authorities in the world on mortgage-backed securities. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, The New York Times, and other national publications. | LinkedIn
John Halbert is a film producer in Los Angeles. He has a degree in philosophy and attended film school. He has worked in restaurants, investment banks, and law firms, and has volunteered on a number of political campaigns. | LinkedIn
John Simon is a Founding Partner of Total Impact Advisors, a merchant bank focused on the impact investment sector. He previously was the United States Ambassador to the African Union and the Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. | LinkedIn
Jonathan Levine is the CEO and cofounder of Folia Materials. His patented coating technology transforms ordinary paper into a platform super material to replace plastic in billions of products. As CEO he has taken Folia from idea to a seed stage company, with industrial manufacturing and Fortune 100 clients. Products made with our paper address low-cost universal access to clean drinking water, and paper-not-plastic food packaging. He has a Columbia PhD in earth and environmental engineering and was a Department of Energy scientist. He has worked on global environmental problems: drinking water in Africa, grid-scale thermal energy storage, billion-tonne disposal of carbon dioxide *under* deep oceans, national-scale CO2 disposal, methane emissions, and deep sea oil/gas blowouts like Deepwater Horizon. | LinkedIn
Jonathan Rosenthal is an organizational healer. He was the interim executive director of The Food Project through the end of 2023; this was his fifth interim management role. He has spent decades working to transform the role of business from a destructive into a supportive force as a social entrepreneur, consultant, and activist. He co-founded Equal Exchange and Oké USA and lives in Watertown, MA. | LinkedIn
Jordan Engel has advised companies on strategy and organizational development, and provides counseling to social enterprises in particular as local mentor-chair of a national clean-tech business-plan competition. | LinkedIn
Jorge Arredondo Carlos has a background in sales & marketing and procurement in the consumer goods and tech industries. His interest for supporting social entrepreneurs began when he worked at the Mentor Capital Network in 2009 as a senior in college. He currently lives in the Netherlands where he is helping Roamler, a tech scale-up, grow globally. He holds a BA from ITESM and an MBA from IESE. | LinkedIn
Julien Wallet-Houget is the founder and owner of DID – Dine in the Dark, a pitch dark fine-dining restaurant employing visually impaired persons and with branches located at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand, and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is also the founder of another social enterprise named LUSH, an initiative promoting and funding social and environmental projects in Thailand through music festivals and site-specific nightlife experiences in Bangkok. Julien is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and is currently a business development consultant for Clyde & Co LLP, an international law firm. He also is a Project Specialist for the Khonthai Foundation, a Thai non-profit organisation part of the Premier Group of companies, where he focuses on the development of social enterprises and corporate social responsibility. | LinkedIn
Julio Castaneda serves as COO and CoFounder of Turbodega, an e-commerce platform for small and vulnerable family owned grocery stores in Latin America. Prior to founding Turbodega, he obtained his MBA Degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and served for seven years in several customer development positions in Unilever in Mexico. He holds a BA in Business degree from ITESM, Mexico City | LinkedIn
Julius Buenconsejo is the founder of Soap Market, an organic and all natural go-to market place for cosmetic and beauty products operating from the Philippines. He is a Chemist with expertise in quality and process improvement, a beauty Tech Entrepreneur, and a mentor for start ups with a social mission. | LinkedIn
Justin Gupta is an independent consultant advising social enterprises and nonprofits on growth and strategy, with a focus on the US and Latin America. He previously served as corporate strategy manager at a Mexican eye-care social enterprise. Prior to that, he served as a strategy consultant for Community Wealth Partners, a Washington DC firm that advises nonprofit organizations and foundations on growth and mission. | LinkedIn
Karen McCord plans and manages technical and financial projects associated with drug development prevention products in the developing world. She has successfully helped raise significant funds in both non-profit and for-profit ventures, including development of financial cost models and strategic business plans. | LinkedIn
Katelin Kennedy is an international business and partnerships leader with 15+ years’ experience working at the intersection of business and economic empowerment. Katelin’s experience ranges from seed-stage fintech startups to working on global economic empowerment issues in supply chains and operations of Fortune 500 companies. Katelin holds an MBA from Georgetown University and has worked in over 100 countries. | LinkedIn
Katherine Bergeron is an Agricultural Engineer who works as a consultant to social enterprises in both the non/for-profit sectors. Through a collaborative approach, she propels impact projects by means of program development, fundraising, and effective branding strategies. She is a trilingual facilitator and cross-sectoral team player, having worked across Canada and on development projects in Peru, Mexico, and Uganda. | LinkedIn
Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina has a decade of working with international development projects across four continents (sustainable transport, energy, green growth, climate resilience, agriculture, civil society, etc.), and since 2019 has been working with business development and business mentoring (primarily targeted projects positively impacting economy, society, and environment). | LinkedIn
Kaylene Alvarez has been in impact investing for 20+ years and my firm has closed transactions in almost 50 countries. She founded her own firm to represent social entrepreneurs in emerging markets build sustainable business models to find funding from investors. She also provides advisory services to social entrepreneurs. In additional to general advisory for Access to Finance (MFIs, SME banking, mobile money, transaction support) they focus on three major value chains: renewable energy, ethical fashion & design, and agriculture (food and beverage). | LinkedIn
Kayo Lakadia is an experienced strategy professional with a demonstrated history of success in challenging/dynamic environments. He is skilled in data analysis, extracting insights and visual storytelling – successfully adapting narrative for all audiences from analyst to executive. He has co-founded two social enterprises. | LinkedIn
Kayode Yussuf is an IT expert, technology salesman and serial entrepreneur. A graduate of Electronics Computer Engineering from Lagos State University, Kayode started his career as Technical Assistant at Telecom Answers Associates, a telecommunications consulting firm. He moved on to become Senior Business Executive at Routelink Integrated Systems Ltd. Kayode moved on to found several small businesses such as Greenville Organic Foods, Securepoint Technologist Ltd and Hikrz Travels and Tours. | LinkedIn
Keith Crawford, AICP, LEED AP is a recognized expert in green building, sustainable design, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, markets and policy. He also serves on boards of several non-profit organizations that provide energy and housing improvements for low-income, elderly and disabled families and other underserved communities. | LinkedIn
Kevin Jordan has worked in healthcare, consulting and coaching, with significant strategic and operational expertise. He has directly managed, mentored and coached professionals at all career stages. As the Executive Consultant to a Vice President of Human Resources at Kaiser Permanente, a national non-profit health plan, Kevin helped to drive the transformation effort for a $500M systems integration and lifecycle change process. As the Director of the PMO for Future State, Inc., a successful boutique b-corp consulting firm, he delivered a coaching facilitation program for the C-suite and senior leadership team to drive strategic planning and operational effectiveness within the first 120 days. As Director of Digital Operations for Kaiser Permanente, he drove digital thought leadership and strategy development and championed partner business priorities to ensure strategic alignment and value realization. Earlier in his career, Kevin served as a consultant with The Lewin Group, the premier health policy analysis and consulting firm in the nation. | LinkedIn
Kia Guarino is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focused on program advocacy for gender equality, and formerly the executive director of a reproductive health advocacy nonprofit in Washington state. She has degrees in International Health Systems and in Development Economics from Johns Hopkins, and previously managed the African programs for Operation Smile based in the region. She also has experience in health consulting. | LinkedIn
Kirsten Bonanza-Diaz holds her M.A. in Sustainable Communities and Socially Responsible Business from Goddard College. She received a fellowship through StartingBloc. Kirsten has been working in the field of sustainability consulting since 2008 mainly in the areas of organization development and communications. Aligned with ideas that are good for the benefit of all beings, Kirsten connects mindfulness, sustainability, and communications. | LinkedIn
Kristi Faulkner is the strategic lead and creative director for Womenkind, an award-winning strategic communications firm that provides brand strategy and creative solutions to companies who must increase their share, relevance and appeal to women. | LinkedIn
Kristin Urhammer is programme director with 20 years’ experience analyzing and implementing strategic board level cross-functional and multinational projects. I have managed projects ranging from hotel operations to brand implementation to sustainability innovation. | LinkedIn
Lalit Gautam founded his first startup at the age of 23, and has gone on to found four startups – three of which are funded with an exit. He is the first and the only entrepreneur awarded by three European governments with an innovative startup visa and funds for his work and represented India and his work at the UN twice. Mr. Gautam has won multiple fellowships including Ashoka Changemaker, Bosch fellow, SOCAP, and is a Robert Swan Artic Expedition Fellow. He is a mentor for various incubators and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. He is an Indo American youth leader for 2019 and ASEAN Youth leader for the year 2019, and was recently selected as a member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Europe for 2020. He is writing two books on the topic of Startups – ‘How to win the hardest marathon’ and ‘Startups and Life after the Arctic’. | LinkedIn
Lauren Thomas is a social entrepreneur who founded Mozambikes, which was a prize winner of the MCN Sustainable Business Plan Competition 2012. Her general career expertise includes investment banking and private investment, both in the US and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. | LinkedIn
Lee Noël Chase is an architect and is in the business of providing information services. | LinkedIn
Leni Berliner promotes investment and builds organizations to grow the sustainable economy and foster mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change. She has a record of achievement in land-based economic development, with skills in strategic planning, industrial operations management, and project, corporate and environmental finance. Her governance skills include evaluation, financial oversight, design and management of joint ventures, sustainability planning and corporate development including investor relations and M&A. Ms. Berliner volunteers as a Business Mentor for the Clean Tech Open and the Mentor Capital Network, helping clean energy entrepreneurs hone their business models, position their companies in the right markets, and prepare to raise capital. She holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Energy Utility of Washington, DC. Ms. Berliner is bilingual English-Spanish, has an MPIA in Economic and Social Development from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Honors BA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is LEED certified and active in the renewable energy and energy efficiency policy world. | LinkedIn
Linh Do has worked in the climate action space for over a decade with experience in social enterprise, non-profits and the UN. Most of her career has been in Australia, with a focus and experience in the broader Asia Pacific region, Europe and North America. | LinkedIn
Lisa Farrell has a passion around the food system as the connection point to drive change in health, the environment and social inequities backed by a 15+ year career working in the food space and finance in operations, sales and finance. She was immersed early on at UC Santa Barbara in all things sustainable in the US’s 1st environmental studies program. She honed her food space business skills from the ground up starting with operations and sales at The Fresh Samantha and Odwalla Juice Co.’s, MBA from MIT Sloan, finance in investment banking running the numbers for Private Equity, built and ran the Sales Strategy team with the Lipton Unilever/Pepsi Joint Venture. Launched local food start up Red Apple Lunch focused on providing healthy locally sourced lunches to schools and camps. Currently running Food rEvolution a mission based shared kitchen space in greater Boston focused on supporting food start ups with a focus on under-represented ownership, plant forward ingredients, local sourcing and minimizing waste. | LinkedIn
Lisa Karene, is Managing director of Nora’s Plantation Foods which provides access to local market to agriculturally-dependent families, helping to alleviate hardship in remote island communities. | LinkedIn
Lynn O’Connell lived in West Africa for a number of years as a Foreign Service Economics Officer. She has a Master’s in Philanthropy and served as Executive Director 2 different health care foundations for another period of time – focused on developing countries.  Now she is the Executive Director of Belong! working to empower and equip the underserved in our community through education, community engagement and other essential services. | LinkedIn
M. von Nkosi is a licensed architect and the principal of Liquid Studios® (LS) and outgrowth of his parent company, The MXD Collaborative, Inc. founded in 1992. LS is a collective of likeminded independent practitioners and intellectuals (practellectuals) operating from a ‘shared vision’ to help communities optimize their potential. LS focuses on finding and implementing locally driven solutions ( In June of 2012 he also incorporated the Institute for Local Innovations (ILI) in Louisiana based in New Orleans. ILI is a 501c3 organization that provides organizational stability capacity building technical assistance (OSCB TA), knowledge capture and transfer across generations and seeks out and lifts up innovations ( He has worked with NASA GSFC to help the space agency move NASA patented technology into the marketplace by building of entrepreneurs led by HBCU Students ( Mr. Nkosi also designed, raised capital for and brought the Mi Rialiti [my reality] Smartphone App platform to market as a part of his commit to community development, storytelling and, social justice and civil society ( | LinkedIn
Manab Chakraborty is a social entrepreneur with distinction in starting and operating businesses in micro finance, dairy, and skill development. Initially, his career focused on poverty eradication and natural resource management primarily in Asia and Africa. He is currently focusing on unleashing the economic potential at the bottom of the pyramid . In recent years, he has been providing management consultancy to restructure SMEs and non profits around the world. He has postgraduate degrees in agriculture from the International Institute of Social Studies, Holland; environmental economics from University College London; and business administration from Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. | LinkedIn
Mark Bershatsky started his career in clean energy finance in 2007, having worked on Wall Street raising capital for energy technology companies and renewable power project developers, as well as advising the federal government on its renewable energy programs. He holds an MBA in Strategy & Entrepreneurship, has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and has been involved with the Mentor Capital Network since 2016. | LinkedIn
Mark Rylander is an accomplished architect and industry leader in sustainable design. His current focus–both as a professional and as a member of citizen boards– is the thoughtful resolution of development and preservation. He teaches and writes about the intersection of technology, culture, and nature. | LinkedIn
Mary Coller Albert is a marketing and brand executive who has worked with large and small consumer companies focusing on digital commerce. She currently works with non profit organizations to help amplify their message through digital media. Her past experience includes senior management positions at entertainment start-ups and large media companies. | LinkedIn
Mary Kearns holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology with a focus on behavioral health. She has extensive experience in marketing research, branding, consumer goods, entrepreneurism, and behavioral health. Dr. Kearns is the founder of Your Stellar Self, a mind-body-spirit wellness practice offering workshops, yoga classes, and energy healing. | LinkedIn
MaryAnne is a JEDI (Justice. Equity. Dignity. Inclusion) brand consultant, strategist, and globalist, working with business leaders on the front lines of driving inclusion at the intersection of sustainability. She is currently Director of Equity, Inclusion and Justice at BSR and co-founder of J.E.D.I. Collaborative, She is also author of Warrior Rising: How Four Men Helped a Boy On His Journey to Manhood, a person story celebrating male mentorship. | LinkedIn
Matt Deasy grew his first business from running holidays in one small ski lodge in France into a multinational tourism company operating multiple ski chalets, backpacker hostels, bars and surf camps across Europe and North Africa. Now specializing in mentoring and coaching impact entrepreneurs, he is a qualified B Corp consultant and studied Sustainable Business Strategy at Harvard Business School. | LinkedIn
Matt Reynolds stands at the forefront of integrating sustainable practices in business, with a strong focus on fair trade, organic products, and eco-friendly operations. His 25-year career as an executive is marked by a commitment to socially responsible business development, where he has been instrumental in advancing initiatives in fair trade, organics, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. Renowned for his innovative and collaborative approach, Matt has been pivotal in creating novel financing models that support smallholder farmers and artisan groups. His expertise extends to developing Software as a Service (SaaS) strategies for business growth and guiding numerous purpose-driven organizations in their fundraising efforts. Currently serving as an Executive Consultant, Matt advises cutting-edge technology companies and socially conscious businesses, including Reseed, Paximal, MAHA Global, among others. He is also a co-founder of INDIGENOUS, a premium brand recognized for its organic apparel and commitment to hand-crafted, fair trade clothing. | LinkedIn
Matteo Sabattini is Director of IP Policy at Ericsson and he is based in the Washington, DC, office. In his role, he is responsible for IP Rights policy, advocacy and promotion at standard defining / setting organizations (SDOs / SSOs), industry fora, trade associations, governmental agencies, etc. Matteo holds an MBA from the George Washington University, a Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Systems from the University of California, San Diego and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna. | LinkedIn
“Md. Shahidul Islam once worked as a social entrepreneur who spearheaded some novel social enterprises having sustainable impact upon the living-standard of the rural community of Bangladesh. With his brainchild project Eccolizer, he contributed to the socio-economic development of the farmers’ community of his country which was measured in terms of increased yields and lesser costs associated with purchasing cultivation inputs. He used to pitch in different forums in countries such as USA, Japan, Malaysia and India. ” | LinkedIn
Meghan Sebold has 20 years of experience as a global communications consultant, policy advisor, and multi-hyphenate creative. Through her consulting agency Wild Mesa Sustainability Consulting, she catalyzes sustainable growth through good governance, strategic communications, partnerships, and innovation. | LinkedIn
Melanie Mossard is the CEO of the Impact Hub Phnom Penh in Cambodia. | LinkedIn
Melissa Menke is Founder of Access Afya, an innovative healthcare enterprise operating in informal settlements and towns across Kenya. Access Afya has a tech-enabled approach to primary healthcare including micro-clinics that they build, stock, staff, telemedicine services, and a franchise model to facilitate scale. She is a Venture Partner with Assiduity Capital scouting for and building support services for healthcare business in Africa. Melissa has a background in finance and human centered design and an MPA from NYU Wagner. | LinkedIn
Meredith Randall is a an art historian and have consulted a number of small craft and design businesses on how to get their product to market. | LinkedIn
Michael Brownrigg has been in venture capital for 15 years, 12 years as a Managing Partner at ChinaVest investing in logistics, manufacturing, services and IT in China, and for the last three years as a Founding Partner of Total Impact Advisors (TIA), a merchant bank for social entrepreneurs. In the course of these related careers, he has read hundreds and helped craft dozens of early stage business plans. TIA has looked at green energy, water, agriculture, recycling and many other social ventures. | LinkedIn
Michael McNulty is a Director at a development finance institution and has worked for over fifteen years on international trade and development projects and provided financing to companies in over thirty countries. | LinkedIn
Mihai co-founded and is the CEO of Caravanserai Project, a mission-driven consulting firm supporting change makers. He also co-founded Mozaique, a social business working with artisans in Guatemala and Romania. which joined the 2020 Mentor Capital Network cohort. In 2020, he was a semi-finalist of the European Social Innovation Competition. He currently is an Entrepreneur in Residence on Social Entrepreneurship at University of California in Riverside where he designed and launched the first social entrepreneurship pre-accelerator at the University. He started his professional career as a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. He served as Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, and was the recipient of the U.S. State Department Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow (2013/2014 cohort). He completed his graduate work at Central European University in Budapest (MA ’10) and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC (MIPP ’17). | LinkedIn
Mike Hannigan is a successful entrepreneur in the B to B business products market. Experienced in planning stage, start-up, and management of growth to maturity. Also familiar with equipment leasing business models. | LinkedIn
Miranda Phua is the Co-Founder & CEO of ZigWay, an award winning social enterprise in Myanmar that helps low income families obtain household essentials affordably.  She has over a decade of experience across entrepreneurship and finance globally.  Previously, Miranda co-founded CityTaps, an IoT social enterprise that helped people prepay for water via mobile money.  She also worked with BlueOrchard Finance, an impact investor focusing on microfinance, United Nations Development Programme as Finance Advisor and ANZ, structuring debt transactions for institutional clients.  Miranda was selected for Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp class and holds a Master of Applied Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia. | LinkedIn
Mitra Ardron is a serial social entrepreneur who now focuses on mentoring, supporting, and sometimes investing in innovation driven SE’s. He’s passionate about building projects at scale, this has included founding, building and selling Lumeter Networks whose Pay-As-You-Go technology powered many solar companies, he built a solar company that scaled residential solar in Australia using community-scale purchasing, and he co-founded the Association for Progressive Communications ( that pioneered the internet in the early ’90s into much of the developing world. His background bridges technology and business, with interests varying from energy, to water, to green materials, to circular economy, and a geographic focus shifting to SE Asia. | LinkedIn
Monica Samec launched Small World Carbon with the mission to improve clean energy infrastructure systems. Her professional areas include specialization in project finance, carbon market analysis, project risk assessment, rural electrification, energy policy and clean energy technology implementation. She has about a decade’s worth of experience in small-scale renewable energy project financing and development such as cellulosic ethanol, off-grid solar PV and hot water, small and micro hydro, and grid-connected wind. She acts as a volunteer mentor through Wild Gift, VC4Africa and Mentor Capital Network. | LinkedIn
Moriah Meyskens is a former clinical professor at the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego, with expertise in entrepreneurship, strategy and design thinking and a particular focus on social entrepreneurship, bottom of the pyramid, corporate social responsibility, green-techs, business planning and partnership research. Moriah has published several book chapters, GEM reports and peer-reviewed articles in this area. She holds a PhD from Florida International University, where her dissertation focused on the role of partnerships in nascent social ventures. She also conducted post-doctoral work at Babson College. Meyskens completed her bachelor’s degree at UCLA and her MBA at NYU. She worked for eight years in finance and microfinance prior to becoming a professor. | LinkedIn
Mr. Harlam directs the Social Innovation Initiative at Brown University that “nurtures the next generation of leaders bent on bettering communities through transformative innovation and respectful risk-taking”. He teaches, partners with faculty around social entrepreneurship curriculum, and supports and mentors social entrepreneurs through the Starr Fellowship program. Prior to Brown, he started a workforce development social enterprise and has extensive experience in turnaround management and consulting. | LinkedIn
Nancy Goldstein is the Director of Strategy and Insight at The Connell Group, a company that inspires companies to shape their future by better understanding and connecting to the people they serve. Nancy spent eight years as the founder and chief strategist of Compass(x) Strategy, a brand strategy firm committed to helping purpose-driven CEO’s create sustainble growth. | LinkedIn
Natalie Baer is an MBA working in technology. She has previously worked in and researched in the organic agriculture space as well as renewable energy, and has worked with multiple startups from the investing as well as the consultation side, assisting with business planning and strategy. | LinkedIn
Nataliey Bitature is the Chief of Staff at The Simba Group, an East African group of companies spanning Hospitality, Energy, Telecom, Real Estate and a Foundation. In this capacity, Nataliey oversees operations, impact, and partnerships across these sectors within Uganda. Nataliey is the founder of Musana Carts, a social enterprise building solar-powered street food vending carts and HER an online mentorship platform with over 2500 young African women. She has been recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30, The World Bank, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and World Economic Forum as a business leader and innovator. Musana Carts has partnered Coca Cola, The Rockefeller Foundation, Mastercard Foundation and on an array of projects promoting inclusive business growth. Nataliey has been a speaker for UNFPA, UNDP, Rotary International and ILO, advocating for youth and women’s empowerment. | LinkedIn
Natasha Dupont brings financial, strategic and economic analysis to projects. She has worked as an antitrust attorney and economic consultant and in her current position is developing strategic sales channel pilots for a health care company. | LinkedIn
Nathalie Guzmán was selected. with her company Atellier Organic Joyas de Autor. in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2020 by the U.S. embassy where emerging entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs with the greatest potential in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. She was given one of the 20 positions in Mexico. And she was the winner representing Mexico at the Pacific level at the “Pacific Trade Show” in Toronto Canada, within “Women & Business Contest” 2019. | LinkedIn
Neal Henderson is the founder and President of FrontRow Performance Coaching, is an experienced Organizational Development Consultant and Coach based in Seattle, WA. A Systemic Team Coaching Master Practitioner, he has spent over 30 years creating successful organizations that are grounded in organizational and leadership development practices. A former Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, his extensive public and private sector experience ranges from developing leaders and managers, leading large complex industrial maritime maintenance projects, complex change efforts, increasing human performance, and developing high performance teams. He possesses expertise in Management and Leadership Coaching and Development for individuals, executives, and teams. | LinkedIn
Nigel Cameron directed a Washington, DC think tank for ten years on the policy impacts of emerging technologies, after a similar venture in the Illinois Institute of Technology, and is a Senior Fellow of the University of Ottawa’s science policy center. He has served as an adviser to various tech companies, and is currently a non-executive director of a start-up working on air-generated water. He has served as an expert and also represented the U.S. government at UN meetings on tech and ethics, and was chair of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Committee. | LinkedIn
Nikolaus Eichman is an agribusiness entrepreneur, investor and international development consultant. | LinkedIn
Nirmal De Silva is a management consultant (focusing on SME’s, startups and social enterprises), entrepreneur, board director, impact investor. With close to 2 decades of ‘C’ level experience across the globe, he has set up, run or managed companies in diverse industries such as technology, food and beverage, agriculture, apparel, education, handicrafts, professional services and real estate. | LinkedIn
Olha Krushelnytska is a Sustainable Finance Manager at the World Bank, working on greening the financial system. Within World Bank, she held several positions in impact investments, financial policy reform, corporate sustainability and environmental management. | LinkedIn
Oluwatosin Ogunsola is a Climate Action strategist leading change on Agri-food systems, environmental peacebuilding, landscape restoration and inclusive participation to build resiliency within communities globally. Few out of the many roles he functions in include Global Landscape Forum Social Media Ambassador, Vice Chair for Partnerships and Engagement Committee of Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network, Director of Pan-African Affairs for Sustainable Green Environment Initiative, Director of Impact Measurement for Global Socio-Economic and Financial Evolution Network in Africa, Central Africa Facilitator for Major Group for Children and Youth in support of UNFSS in Africa, UNEP MGCY member for Environmental Peacebuilding working group, YOUNGO member for Agriculture, Gender & Women and Indigenous working group and Mendeley Advisor. | LinkedIn
Pam Rothenberg is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP where she practices in the areas of commercial real estate, business and entrepreneurship. Pam is a change agent and founded her firm’s Impact Business Group, whose mission is to “Power Commerce in the Impact Economy.” Pam serves on a number of boards, including the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity Inc. She previously served on the Advisory Board for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland. | LinkedIn
Pandwe Gibson is the President and Founder of EcoTech Visions Inc and Foundation. EcoTech Visions Inc is a smart manufacturing lab focused on deepening the innovative ecosystems by evolving the packaging industry. ETV is a blend of the physical and virtual. Their network of smart manufacturing facilities provides a number of essential services to ecopreneurs, including maker spaces, office spaces, event spaces, and high-quality business resources that support the design and development of sustainable products and packaging through artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and blockchain technology. EcoTech Visions Foundation a multimillion-dollar foundation that provides citizens with sustainable affordable housing and uses the proceeds to provide free educational programming that facilitates economic development through green technology and digital economy opportunities. The foundation’s mission is to transition the workforce from blue and white-collar to green-collar. | LinkedIn
Patrick Kimathi is a social entrepreneur with a passion for renewable energy and productive use of energy. He has developed a business model that includes communities around the energy resource to be part of the investment using social equity approach. He has successful deployed the model to develop a 7.8MW small hydro project to sell power to the national grid that has included 1200 Household. He has successfully raised USD 2M for development and is at advanced stage in investment mobilization for USD 18.6M construction capital. HIs model has received support from partners such as Sustainable Energy Facility for Africa (SEFA), African Development Bank, Kenya Climate Innovation Centre and Kenya Innovative Financing Facility for Water ( A Dutch Fund supporting water related projects). | LinkedIn
Patty Simonton is the Director of the Be Green Business program at Bethesda Green, where she works with entrepreneurs, idea stage through Series A, who are building innovative solutions in the areas of environmental sustainability and sustainable food systems. Patty has a background in program management, community building, operations and strategic planning, event organizing, and crowdfunding. She earned a degree in International Business from Georgetown University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. | LinkedIn
Paul Collier is the founder of Coeffect, a consulting firm that helps nonprofit executives and founders of social enterprises to leverage data to make a greater impact. The leaders he works with often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to implement an impact measurement strategy. After working with Paul, clients report significant increases in their data quality, knowledge of data & evaluation, and making better decisions about where to invest their time. Ultimately Coeffect’s clients find that data helps them provide better services and raise the money that they need to grow. | LinkedIn
Paul Hyland is a web developer and digital analytics specialist currently working at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) via Dynamo Technologies. He previously served as CTO and Executive Producer at Education Week, overseeing web technology development and online content production, and has consulted with nonprofit, for profit, and government organizations on web development, information architecture, privacy policies, and web analytics. He has served on several nonprofit boards and currently chairs the Intellectual Property subcommittee of the Association for Computing Machinery’s U.S. Technology Policy Committee (ACM-USTPC). | LinkedIn
Prasoon Raghuwanshi built his career around helping small businesses in emerging economies, working in investment advisory, consulting and operations for over six years. He was a Fulbright scholar from India focusing on entrepreneurship and venture finance in emerging economies, especially in agriculture and food sectors. | LinkedIn
Professor Megan Kashner serves as the Director of Social Impact at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In her leadership of Kellogg’s Social Impact offerings, Kashner focuses on the areas of impact investing, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, nonprofit management, policy, global development, values and ethics. Kashner leads up the global Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium, the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, and more collaborative work at the intersection of markets and impact. Kashner is additionally the founder of Benevolent – a platform inviting individual givers to fill gaps in the safety net for low-income families. Kashner previously served as an executive director for the Taproot Foundation and before that spent a career in direct service with families and individuals in a variety of social service settings. Kashner holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, a Master’s from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and a B.A. in Public Policy from Brown University. She has spoken at the White House and at national conferences on social innovation, impact finance, philanthropy, public-private partnerships, and entrepreneurship. She has been featured on CNN, in FastCompany, Mashable, MSNBC, the New Yorker, the Financial Times, Newsweek, the New York Times and more. | LinkedIn
Radhika Batra was an Investment Officer of an emerging markets impact investing firm that provides access to credit to financial institutions that then onlend our capital to under served entrepreneurs and individuals. | LinkedIn
Raheel is obsessed with empowering disadvantaged communities and people at the bottom of the pyramid. He started White Rice, a behaviour change agency back in 2006, to partner with leading impact organisations to address some of the worlds most wicked social problems. White Rice has pioneered the way for over a 100 clients to successfully deliver hundreds of behaviour change and advocacy campaigns, across 13 SDGs in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as a result impacting millions of lives. Raheel is a certified Behavioural Designer, Design Thinker & Social Impact Strategist, and actively contributes to the social impact space by serving as an advisor, mentor, facilitator, board member and consultant for local and international institutions. | LinkedIn
Ram C. Singh has identified problems and led solution development at world-beating businesses like Apple and Amazon and at zero-to-one startups, and as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and Federal agencies. He also mentors organizations and individuals on customer-centric solution development, first principles thinking, and appropriate use of technologies to maximize value creation while minimizing investment and risk using an end-to-end Lean Startup/Lean Enterprise-based approach. | LinkedIn
Recognized by ABC, MSNBC, and TEDx, Jen Coken is an internationally acclaimed comedian, coach, speaker, and Imposter Syndrome expert. Jen has coached nearly 10,000 leaders in the last 30 years in the public and private sectors. She has a vision of a world of people at home with themselves — a world where each and every human being is recognized, appreciated, and known for their unique contribution. She has made it her mission to empower mission-driven women executives in male-dominated industries to lead with more authority, impact, and influence. Fortune 1000 CEOs to seven-figure Founders trust Jen to shake things up with no apologies, no limits, and all the laughs. | LinkedIn
Rene Megela is an international executive in the sustainable development field, with over 20 years of investment banking, microfinance and enterprise development background (mainly Latin America and Africa). | LinkedIn
Richard America worked on SME policy in the U S Government, taught Investing in Africa at a major US Business School, MBA Program and has visited 40 business schools in 25 countries in Africa. and taught short courses at a management school in Dakar, Senegal. More information is available at | LinkedIn
Richard Rothstein works with expert professions to set up their sales and marketing processes and systems, and oversee those systems when we are done to make sure that while they own the revenue program at their company, they don’t have to worry about it breaking or not being fully optimized in changing times. We especially help companies set up their CRMs (customer relationship management software), Email marketing, and Sales automation. | LinkedIn
Robert Wilson-Black is the CEO of a mid-sized non-profit ($7 million annually USD) and provides advice to business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations on products, ethics and markets. | LinkedIn
Saheed Ottun holds an M.A degree in Sustainable Development, focusing on Monitoring and Evaluation from SIT Graduate Institute, Washington DC. Prior to this, he had a Masters of Business Administration in Human Capital Development and B.Sc in Sociology from Lagos State University. He is also a PMP certified. | LinkedIn
Sam Downs Carroll is the owner and principal consultant of Bastion Strategies, a management consultancy with a focus on e-commerce, retail-tech, and social commerce. He is also the publisher of Oxford & Evergreen, a sustainable menswear hub online. Sam holds a BA from Carleton College and a MA in Economic Policy from the University of Michigan. | LinkedIn
Sameel Osuri is an executive at a global media company with experience including divisional CFO, operations, and M&A. He is also a co-founder, investor, and advisor, to direct to consumer ventures focused on consumer products and media. | LinkedIn
Sameer Hajee is the co-founder of Nuru Energy, an international social enterprise that provides low power electricity and lighting solutions to the 1 billion people in developing countries that are disconnected from the electricity grid and who live below the poverty line. As a leading authority on rural energy provision through micro-enterprise, Sameer has been invited to speak at various international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, UN Private Sector Forum, Fortune Global Forum, the Vienna Energy Forum and the Financial Times Global Energy Leaders Summit. Sameer has received numerous personal awards for his work including the McMaster University Arch Award for Outstanding Young Alumni, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Africa by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum and the INSEAD Alumni Force for Good Award. Previously, Sameer worked as a microprocessor design engineer in Silicon Valley, California and as a telecom engineer for Afghanistan’s first mobile phone network provider. Sameer has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in Canada and a MBA from INSEAD, where he is currently an Entrepreneur-in Residence. | LinkedIn
Sandeep Giri leads product/program management for a number of cool digital health and research projects at UCSF. Previously, he founded Gham Power, a solar company in Nepal that powers agro-processing and small businesses. He also co-founded a startup providing marketing analytics in the cloud (acquired). | LinkedIn
Sara Gibson is Co-Founder and CEO of 20°, a firm based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to guiding nonprofits to a sustainable revenue model consisting of both philanthropic and non-philanthropic capital through opportunities like earned revenue, Pay for Success, Opportunity Zone work, Program-Related Investments, and other place based investment opportunities. Sara is a strategic, collaborative and high-energy social investment broker skilled in securing the necessary resources, relationships, and systems to create meaningful change. Considered an innovator within the development field, she brings deep technical knowledge of fundraising and a record of success to her work in impact investing. | LinkedIn
Sarah Harris has gone from the MacArthur Foundation to founding an arts non-profit. She uses her ability to observe and tell stories to strengthen brands through positive ethos, whole-system health, and visionary reputation. Categories of experience include Entertainment, Arts, Hospitality, Food, Tech, Science, Education, and Wellness. | LinkedIn
Sarah Sterling has years of experience working with entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations on developing effective impact metrics, program development and management, social media outreach, fundraising, and team leadership skills and training. She worked with Mercy Corps, Oxfam International, SOCAP, and Agora Partnerships, as well as impact investment funds, and social entrepreneurs in Latin America in areas of organizational sustainability and impact metrics development. She is based in Guatemala. | LinkedIn
Scot Wheeler is founder and managing director of Intelitecht, focused on helping organizations to understand their stakeholders’ interests and build their business through true engagement, using social media strategies and technologies. His background includes political communications, digital marketing consulting, media research and corporate reputation management. | LinkedIn
Sherri Pittman brings over three decades of strategy, marketing and leadership development experience to her work as a board director, C-level executive coach and strategic advisor. Known for her ability to navigate complex projects and align diverse stakeholders, Sherri leads Fortune 500 teams and nonprofits through strategic planning work and helps startup executives navigate the complexities of early-stage growth. Her broad base of senior leadership experience in organizations of different sizes brings real world insight to her partnerships. Sherri has driven growth for multinational consumer brands, built functions at high-growth startups, consulted with social impact businesses, nonprofits and government agencies and reset a clean energy accelerator. | LinkedIn
Sherry Marin Altman is an experienced professional in the areas of business strategy, innovation, and environmental sustainability. She has over 20 years experience in management consulting and engineering consulting. She previously served as an Executive with Booz Allen Hamilton, and she currently serves on multiple Boards and committees, supporting socially-responsible business ventures and cancer care and research. Ms. Altman holds an MBA and a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from Yale University, and a bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. | LinkedIn
Social innovator with background in design strategy, social enterprise, philanthropy, and organizational development to work on complex social problems that are not easy to answer nor have a clear solution. | LinkedIn
Steve Dubb has a strong background in community development, with a focus on community wealth building—using different forms of community ownership of land and business as a strategy to meet business needs and build wealth in low-income communities. Dr. Dubb specializes on the use of social enterprise and employee-ownership as forms of business organization, as well as on the development of supply chain strategies that tap into the spending of universities, hospitals and related place-based anchor institutions to jump-start economic development in low-income neighborhoods. | LinkedIn
Steve Estes is a former VC, entrepreneur and management consultant who has run a consulting practice for tech startups for 15 years, focusing on strategic advisory and capital raising. He currently leads product for Blastpoint, a VC-backed ML-driven data analytics and customer intelligence platform. | LinkedIn
Steve Klass has three decades of capacity building work in government, business and nonprofit sectors. Government work focused on intergovernmental relations, planning, policy, budgeting, performance measurement, community development, public health and technology development programs. Commercial and SCORE volunteer consulting in nonprofit start up, governance, strategic planning and revenue diversification. Nonprofit leadership founding Net Impact Utah and initiator of B Corp certification in Utah. In addition to MCN, Steve has focused recent mentoring work on activities of the Miller Center for Social Enterprise. | LinkedIn
Steve Offutt has been working at the intersection of business and sustainability for more than 30 years, in start-up small enterprises, with government, in the non-profit sector and as a free-lance consultant. He currently supports the World Bank’s Corporate Sustainability team, pushing the World Bank to be a more sustainable organization with its internal operations. | LinkedIn
Steve Weinberg ran a founding B-Corp providing sales and marketing to companies worldwide in the industrial sector. He mentors startups with a sustainability focus, has had leadership roles in solar, non-profit, electrical, toys, and religious and educational sectors. | LinkedIn
Susan Chaffin leverages more than 30 years of experience in emerging markets, partnerships, and market-based solutions, applying a gender-inclusive and climate adaptation lens to scale enterprises. Having founded in 2002, SBC Global Advisors, Inc., a research, strategy, and advisory firm, she provides expert advice on digital innovation and financial inclusion, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, clean energy and clean cooking, access to healthcare, water, entrepreneurial education, improved agriculture outcomes, the circular economy, youth employment and green jobs. She has worked in more than 60 countries providing technical expertise to enterprise accelerators, impact investors, corporations, DFIs, foundations, NGOs and early-stage ventures. She excels in market and SWOT analysis, feasibility studies, stakeholder mapping, country risk, competitiveness, investor-readiness, and governance reviews to expand market entry and drive growth. | LinkedIn
Susan Munter has been in marketing for 20+ years and owns an agency. She has worked with Fortune 500 & startups; healthcare, medical devices & biotech. | LinkedIn
Swarandeep Singh Kambo is Country Head – India for Axon Partners Group, an international Investment, Corporate Development and Consulting firm specialized in global emerging markets. which has more than $250 million under management. Axon houses India Opportunities Fund which has already been completely deployed across five companies. In his role as the Investment Manager for India Opportunities Fund, an India-dedicated growth-stage venture capital fund. Currently, Swarandeep works closely with entrepreneurs in India, to apply his full time and energy helping them accomplish great results. Swarandeep has been a Board Observer for NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Services (NDCT), Captronics Systems Private Limited (CSPL) and iYogi. He was also a Board Observer at Ampere Vehicles before he steered the exit for the fund. | LinkedIn
Tapan Gandhi has over 25 years of international capital allocation, investing, and business experience. He has worked with several reputed global firms such as: Cambridge Associates, Lehman Brothers, Booz&Co., Capital One, and Philips. He has also raised and invested a private equity fund, build private investment portfolios for endowment and foundations, and also led a boutique strategy and transaction advisory firm. He has also been invited to speak at prestigious industry forums such as Institutional Investor, Alts DC Conference, and Washington Association of Money Managers about investment management. He has experience serving on several Boards. Tapan is a CFA charterholder, has an MBA from Yale University, a Masters in Management Studies and a Bachelors in Commerce both from Mumbai University. | LinkedIn
Tapan Kumar Das is a member of ICAI and alumnus of The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, Investor and advisor. He founded, one of the health and wellness fresh- foods Tech Company. It was one of most trusted fresh food venture in Bangalore in the year 2013, 2014 and 2015. He raised 1 Million USD and managed more than 10000 customers in Bangalore; he also developed Nutrition based snacks to address diabetics and other non-communicable diseases. He served as Vice-President Finance in in the year 2010-11, one of the world’s’ most respected and widely known E-Commerce company, played strategic role in setting up Process and System. He was part of “YLG” as founding member, managing multiple functions like Sourcing, Logistic and IT management in addition to core function “Finance & Accounts”. YLG is one of the successful Startup Venture in Bangalore. He managed pre IPO and post IPO processes of “Indian Terrain”, Chennai based apparel Brand and it was one of successful IPO in the year 2006. He was part of ‘Health and Glow’, managing investor relation and Corporate Finance. | LinkedIn
Ted Johnson designs and manages strategic communications for NGOs, Social Enterprises, and Civil Society Organizations. He has more than two decades of experience as a communications professional in the private and nonprofit sectors. He has worked extensively in the US, and internationally from Bangladesh to Zimbabwe. | LinkedIn
Tiffany Espinosa is a social entrepreneur with experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit world. She has worked with hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs and small businesses across industries and co-owned a L3C the helped corporations amplify and leverage their philanthropic work. She currently serves as the executive director of professional and graduate education at Mount Holyoke College and as a Business Advisor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. | LinkedIn
Tom Coogan is the former Director at the US African Development Foundation focusing on agriculture, renewable energy and youth and women entrepreneurship in sub Saharan Africa. He has additional experience in worldwide Fair Trade at Ten Thousand Villages and as VP of Finance at a major US corporation. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Notre Dame and he has an MBA from the Yale School of Management. | LinkedIn
Travis Breihan is a social entrepreneur, community activist and, passionate, supporter of the arts. He helped found, Teysha, an innovative fashion company working to create economic bridges through custom-made clothing in Central America for traditional and indigenous artisans. He’s also worked extensively in the food and agriculture industry helping build innovative farming companies, restaurants and local food businesses. | LinkedIn
Tricia Chirumbole is a social entrepreneur and consultant with a background working with a broad range of organization types from small businesses in Africa to multinational life sciences companies to community-based organizations. | LinkedIn
Veronique Marier Built a successful green services and products portfolio for large energy supplier. Led DC’s Energy Administration to improved strategic and comprehensive planning, program performance and national visibility. Led Bethesda Green from 2014 to it’s 10th anniversary in 2018, strengthening the organization financially and programmatically, into an impactful organization. | LinkedIn
Wayne Curtis is an entrepreneur, with a consulting firm in economic development, including raising capital. He is also an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation. He has a son that is s Chef at a major high-end restaurant, and is a foodie. Finally, his Phd research is about social entrepreneurs and wealth-building for working class Americans. | LinkedIn
Wayne Jones is the executive director of a private foundation and previously worked (for 15 years) as program staff for a large regional foundation that made grants related to sustainability, economic development, the arts, and education of children/youth. He has also consulted on strategy and organization development. | LinkedIn
William Hogan is the Managing diretor for Umergence, specialized in raising growth capital for Impact businesses, funds, and projects that seek to deliver broader value to communities and the environmen. He also served as COO of Hillsdale Group, a developer of green energy generation projects, primarily in the developing world, where he led the company’s strategy and execution efforts. | LinkedIn
Wouter van Rootselaar is a chartered accountant and director in KPMG’s deal advisory practice, having worked for the last 10 years in M&A consulting in the UK, Canada, Switzerland and the US, supporting clients through operational changes as a result of a major business transaction. | LinkedIn
YeSeul Kim is an execution-oriented business leader who also likes to brainstorm big ideas. As a 2x TED speaker, YeSeul has turned to the science of analyzing big data, the art of qualitative research, and the application of a growth mindset to fuel her passion for solving complex problems. Some of her past jobs include working at Procter & Gamble, Ashoka, Northeastern University, Kendall Square Association, and H-FARM. Currently, she is a metaverse and AI consultant and angel investor. YeSeul received her B.S. and masters’ in Urban Planning from MIT. | LinkedIn