Fri, Jun 8, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

First Person: Jim Fruchterman

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Jim Fruchterman
Jim Fruchterman

Jim Fruchterman started his Silicon Valley-based company Benetech because he wanted to merge two things: the ambition of the tech industry with the ongoing needs of the disenfranchised. And so far, it seems to be working. As part of our First Person Series, we talk with Fruchterman about how he turned his inner geek into outer good.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Jim Fruchterman, founder and CEO of Benetech and 2006 recipient of a Macarthur Fellowship

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Benetech has developed technology that aids the blind, that buoys the fight against human rights abuses and that protects the environment.

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