A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, a two-time South by Southwest Innovation Award Winner, one of Wired magazine’s “Agents of Change,” and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling is a film, television, and commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker who has won every major creative and advertising award. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, he is the CEO of Not Impossible Labs, a multiple-award-winning social innovation lab and production company whose mission is to develop creative solutions to real-world problems.
Tory Burch : Fashion Empire
A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks’ graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points.
Alex Sheen : Because I Said I Would
Alex Sheen, CEO of Because I Said I Would, makes charitable promises: 245 miles walks for victims of sexual violence; volunteering each week at charities in 2014; delivering relief aid to Hurricane Sandy victims.
Adam Braun : Pencils of Promise
Adam Braun is the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has broken ground on over 200 schools around the world and in 2013 was recognized at the United Nations as the Empact Showcase’s “Education Organization of the Year.” In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and Wired Magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the World.”
Doc Hendley : Wine For Water
Doc Hendley provides clean water and education in the world’s worst locations, like refugee camps for genocide victims in Darfur, or inside UN “no-go” zones, helping war-ravaged populations. He is a remarkable speaker.
Muhammad Yunus : A Revolutionary
As founder of the Grameen Movement, Professor Muhammad Yunus is a revolutionary. His ideas couple capitalism with social responsibility and have changed the face of rural economic and social development forever. Professor Yunus is responsible for many innovative programs benefiting the rural poor. In 1974, he pioneered the idea of Gram Sarker (village government) as a form of local government based on the participation of rural people. This concept proved successful and was adopted by the Bangladeshi government in 1980.
Ron Garan : Astronaut and Social Entrepreneur
Ron is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian who believes that appropriately designed and targeted social enterprise can solve many of the problems facing our world.
Ron is a retired NASA astronaut who has traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet during more than 178 days in space and 27 hours and 3 minutes of EVA during four spacewalks.