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George Arriola

George Arriola

George Arriola is a menudomaker, entrepreneur, craftsman, product guy, (a)rchitect, type designer, nerd, otaku, sous chef, and epiphany engineer. He is known for "shipping!" globally recognized hardware and software products spanning PlayStation 4, Apple, and Adobe products.

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Irene Au

Irene Au

Irene Au builds and leads teams that design products people love and can't live without. She is the design operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with portfolio companies to make their design great.

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Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks is an inventor, roboticist, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of RockPaperRobot, a company specializing in responsive objects that expand the functional and aesthetic versatility of traditional decor.

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Ed Boyden

Ed Boyden

Ed Boyden is Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute. He also co-directs the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering.

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Mitya

Mitya

Mitya is a musician, producer, multi-vocalist and internationally recognized beatboxer.

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Ti Chang

Ti Chang

Ti Chang is an award-winning industrial designer who is redefining the adult products industry through innovative design.

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Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay is a leading expert on subculture and innovation from unlikely places, and the co-author of The Misfit Economy.

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Rasanath Das

Rasanath Das

Rasanath Das began his career in strategy consulting before working as an investment banker for Bank of America. He then spent four years in a monastery in Manhattan during which time he co-founded Upbuild, an educational social enterprise focused on personal and organizational development. He now runs Upbuild full-time.

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Susana De Anda

Susana De Anda

Susana De Anda is the co-founder and co-director of the Community Water Center, which focuses on enhancing strategic grassroots initiatives to address water quality challenges in small, rural, low-income communities of California’s central valley.

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Taylor Downs

Taylor Downs

Taylor Downs is the founder of Open[Fn], the “app store” for the international development sector – Open{Fn]’s growing inventory of “apps”, along with its ability to connect people working in the development sector to tools, is helping organizations create impact.

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Edith Elliott

Edith Elliott

Edith Elliott is the co-founder and CEO of Noora Health, which focuses on reducing hospital length of stay, readmission, and post-hospital complications through a suite of training and support services for patients and their families.

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Emily Falk

Emily Falk

Emily Falk is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies how brain activity can be used to predict behavior change in response to persuasive messages, and explores what makes successful ideas spread through social networks and cultures.

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Ben Fry

Ben Fry

Ben Fry is Founder and Principal of Fathom Information Design, a design and software consultancy. He holds a Ph.D. in Aesthetics and Computation from MIT. Fry has authored and co-authored multiple books on data visualization and develops "Processing."

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Phil Gilbert

Phil Gilbert

Phil Gilbert is General Manager of IBM Design, where he sets the strategy for and leads the transformation of product design at IBM.

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David Granger

David Granger

David Granger was named editor-in-chief of Esquire Magazine in 1997. Since his arrival, the 82-year-old magazine has entered its most successful era.

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Erika Gregory

Erika Gregory

As the Director of N Square, Erika is responsible for catalyzing innovation in the nuclear security and non-proliferation arena.

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Erika Hall

Erika Hall

Erika Hall is the author of Just Enough Research and co-founder of Mule Design Studio. She speaks and writes frequently about cross-disciplinary collaboration and the importance of natural language in user interfaces.

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Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel is a catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes happening in life science. He is a key member of the Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter group at Autodesk Research and co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative

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Gregor Hochmuth

Gregor Hochmuth

Greg Hochmuth is an artist and engineer based in New York City. He is the co-creator of Network Effect, an exploration of the psychological effects of internet use on humanity.

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Jake Horowitz

Jake Horowitz

Jake Horowitz is the Founder of Mic and was named to the 2014 Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list.

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Raj Jayadev

Raj Jayadev

Raj Jayadev is the founder and director of Silicon Valley De-Bug and the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project. Together these initiatives are creating change in the U.S. criminal justice system through advocacy and by giving voice to the voiceless.

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Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman is the author and illustrator of numerous books including What Pete Ate, Looking at Lincoln, The Principles of Uncertainty and My Favorite Things. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker.

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Manmeet Kaur

Manmeet Kaur

Manmeet Kaur is the founder and executive director of City Health Works, a novel model that focuses on the potential for reverse innovation from lower cost community health systems across the world applied to the U.S. – matching patients in need of community support with Health Coaches.

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Nza-Ari Khepra

Nza-Ari Khepra

Nza-Ari Khepra is a student at Columbia University, and a co-founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization, Project Orange Tree.

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Joyce Kim

Joyce Kim

Joyce Kim is the executive director of Stellar, a technology that enables money to move directly between people, companies and financial institutions as easily as email.

  • Social Innovation Fellow

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