Stanford University professor Manu Prakash was recognized with a prestigious MacArthur “genius grant” for his work as an inventor and physical biologist. Among his inventions is a microscope made out of paper that costs less than a dollar to make.
Financial services expert José Quiñonez was recognized with a prestigious MacArthur “genius grant” for his work as the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Mission Asset Fund. His organization helps low-income individuals build good credit through a unique program that taps into informal models of community lending.
Alice Brooks & Bettina Chen
Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen met at Stanford University as engineering graduate students and went on to create a startup called Roominate. Their company makes award-winning building toys geared towards getting girls excited about STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.
To young entrepreneur Komal Ahmad, hunger is not a problem of scarcity, but rather one of logistics. Her startup Copia combines mobile technology with an on-the-ground delivery network to redistribute excess food to those who need it the most.