Issue Area: Development

Madel Beaudouin

Madel Beaudouin recently graduated from Queens College with degrees in Political Science and Economics and is an incoming analyst at Moody’s Corporation. Passionate about learning new ways to spur community wealth building, she founded the Queens Entrepreneurship Fund. The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund designs one-year fellowships that equip college students with the skills and experience in …

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The Queens Entrepreneurship Project

Madel Beaudouin is the founder of The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund, in Queens, New York. Through her social venture, Madel (who pitched to us for the second time this year) will give rigorous training opportunities for Queens College students to provide consultation services to small businesses in the neighborhood surrounding the Queens College campus. In so …

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Oliver Dean

Growing up Oliver spent extensive periods of time following the development of and fundraising for his family’s charities in Juba. This first hand experience with absolute poverty has always inspired him to do what he can to help abolish it.  As a student at the University of Chicago, Oliver has developed his leadership skills through …

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David Campillo

Having grown up around the world, David has had the privilege of experiencing a plethora of different environments.  Driving through the slums of Malaysia on his way to school or attending high school in Mexico across from impoverished families, he is inspired to make a difference by his experiences living around the world. More recently …

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Phoenix Development Fund

Phoenix Development Fund is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides business development services to entrepreneurs and small business owners on the South Side of Chicago.  These beneficiaries today lack awareness, education, and access to traditional sources of financing and consultation services.  This venture team will hold nine-week training and business strategy sessions to support small …

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Sumati Joshi

Sumati is passionate about women having access to, and educational resources for, best hygiene practices so that they can realize their ambitions. She founded Mission SanScar and volunteers with NGOs with this aim. With a background in engineering, work experience in niche consulting firms and an enthusiasm for design thinking she hopes to address pressing …

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Mission Sanscar

Sumati Joshi and Urvi Talaty are the founders of Mission Sanscar, a social venture that will work in Mumbai, India to eliminate the restrictions, shame, and impact on school attendance and success that accompanies the onset of women’s menstrual cycles. Mission Sanscar will work to shift women and girls to the use of cotton napkins, …

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Urvi Talaty

Urvi Talaty is a chemical engineering student who aspires to one day turn environmentalist. She has won the Harvard Diplomacy Award at Word MUN Seoul, 2015 and is passionate about the environmental and social problems that plague the world. She has trained in the Indian classical dance of Bharatanatyam for seven years and bungy-jumped and …

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Enaccess

Wyckliffe Madunda Aluga is the founder of Enaccess, a social venture that aims to address energy poverty and water scarcity in sub-Saharan Africa. Wyckliffe and his team will assemble, distribute, lease, and service portable solar power stations with integrated water pumps for low-income smallholder farmers who live on incomes of $2.50 or less per day. …

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Wyckliffe Madunda Aluga

Wyckliffe is a freshman majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Berkeley. Born and raised in Kenya, and a recent graduate of African Leadership Academy in South Africa, Wyckliffe started his journey as an entrepreneur and innovator at a tender age of nine by selling snacks in school to carter for small needs …

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