American Express Emerging Innovators 2015

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  • New York City Boot Camp
    June 3, 2015
  • Toronto Boot Camp
    June 24, 2015
  • Mexico City Boot Camp
    July 1, 2015
  • Dakar Boot Camp
    July 29, 2015
  • Nairobi Boot Camp
    August 5, 2015

Welcome to the Emerging Innovators website and toolkit!

One hundred young leaders, who represent the future of social change, have been invited to attend the American Express Emerging Innovators Boot Camps in five regions: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Francophone West Africa, and East Africa.

The 2015 Emerging Innovators represent a wide range of sectors and models, and were determined by a panel of expert judges on the basis of three Ashoka Changemakers criteria: innovation, social impact, and sustainability.

  • Innovation: present a uniquely effective approach to addressing urgent social problems in their region.
  • Social Impact:  demonstrate impact, as well as the potential to grow impact on a regional or national scale.
  • Sustainability: show a clear plan for reaching long-term goals and securing financial backing.
     

Through each boot camp, emerging innovators are challenged to advance their leadership and scale the positive social impact of their work. Each emerging innovator receives personalized training, mentoring from senior social entrepreneurs, business experts, and thought leaders, and opportunities for collaboration with the 19 other innovators in their cohort. Emerging innovators will also be featured in a three-month trilingual online campaign designed to share their insights and best practices with other social innovators seeking to take their ideas to the next level.

For the next three months, this Website will serve as an online extension of the Boot Camps, offering a toolkit of resources to support the growth and learning of emerging social innovators all over the world. Whether you're poised to pilot or scaling a start-up, this toolkit will offer ongoing opportunities for leadership development through a range of activities and insights, including articles, multimedia, and online events.

So, what can you do here?

  • Announcement Bar: highlights upcoming online events, leadership advice, and featured videos.
  • Resources Tab: features a Guide to Pitching and other resources tailored to the work of social innovators.
  • Blog: invites leading social entrepreneurs, Boot Camp alumni, and emerging innovators to share trends in social innovation and other insights in leadership development
  • Ashoka Fellow YouTube Playlist: features tactics, strategies, and lessons learned from the world's leading social entrepreneurs.
  • Twitter Feed: showcases resources, thoughts, and feedback shared (by you!) with the broader #amexleads social innovation network.
  • Coming soon! Podcast Interview Series that spotlights takeaways and advice from Emerging Innovators in text and audio form.
     

Follow our updates on Twitter through the hashtag #amexleads and on Facebook through the Ashoka Changemakers page.

United States Emerging Innovators 2015

Adarsh Alphons, Project Art
Location: New York, NY
Place of Impact: USA

Alex Blum, Rugged Communications (rural community development)
Location: Boston, MA
Place of Impact: Panama

Andrew Coy, Digital Harbor Foundation (education through technology)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Place of Impact: USA

Blair Brettschneider, GirlForward (empowerment for refugee girls)
Location: Chicago, IL
Place of Impact: USA

Chris Bradshaw, Dreaming Out Loud (inclusive food systems and job development
Location: Washington, DC
Place of Impact: USA

Cynthia Poon, Increment (inclusive learning through play)
Location: Providence, RI
Place of Impact: USA

Daniel Yu, Reliefwatch (mobile phone technology for healthcare)
Location: Chicago, IL
Place of impact: Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Liberia, Benin

Gavin Raders, Planting Justice (food system justice)
Location: Oakland, CA
Place of Impact: USA

Jessica Meyer, BUILD Institute (small business development/entrepreneurship)
Location: Detroit, MI
Place of Impact: USA

Joanne Sprague, Friendfactor (activating allies for equality)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Place of Impact: USA

Jonny Cohen, GreenShields (anti-pollution through school bus innovation)
Location: New York, NY
Place of Impact: USA

Lauren Fine, Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (transforming youth reentry process)
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Place of Impact: USA

Lindsay Litowitz, Terranga
Location: New York, NY
Place of Impact: USA

Manyang Reath Kher, Humanity Helping Sudan Project (aid for Sudanese refugees)
Location: Richmond, VA
Place of Impact: Ethiopia

Marcus Noel, Heart of Man (entrepreneurship for at-risk students)
Location: Washington, DC
Place of Impact: USA

Renae Reynolds, Design+Culture Lab, LLC (urban transformation through design)
Location: Far Rockaway, NY
Place of Impact: USA

Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine  (revolutionizing food waste)
Location: New York, NY
Place of Impact: USA

Rose Wang, Six Foods (sustainable food production)
Location: Boston, MA
Place of Impact: USA

Tanya Fields, The BLK ProjeK (economic development for women and youth)
Location: Bronx, NY
Place of Impact: USA

Tanyella Evans, Library For All (e-technology for education)
Location: New York
Place of Impact: Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo

Veronika Scott, The Empowerment Plan (products to support homeless populations)
Location: Detroit, MI
Place of Impact: USA

Canada Emerging Innovators 2015

Aniqah Zowmi, The ReConnect Movement
Location: St. Catharines, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Ashley Wiles, Sole Girls
Location: Vancouver, BC
Place of Impact: Canada

Candice Mazzoleni, The Second Line
Location: Montreal, QC
Place of Impact: Canada

Christina Marchand, FullSoul Canada
Location: Waterloo, ON
Place of Impact: Uganda

Donn Eric Pasiliao, STEAMLabs
Location: Toronto, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Eric Termuende, Gen Y Inc.
Location: Calgary, AB
Place of Impact: Canada

Erin Millar, Discourse Media
Location: Vancouver, BC
Place of Impact: Canada

Jessica Ho, SparkGig
Location: North York, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Johnson Fung, The Grammaticus
Location: Toronto, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Jonah Brotman, Hult Impact Fund
Location: Toronto, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Lars Boggild, Finance for Good
Location: Toronto, ON/Calgary, AB
Place of Impact: Canada

Linda SarviZenith Cleaning
Location: Toronto, ON/Montreal, QC
Place of Impact: Canada

Marc SoberanoBuilding Up
Location: Toronto, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Marine BonnellLa Route des Possibles
Location: Montreal, QC
Place of Impact: Canada

Maxwell Tran, Ink Movement
Location: Mississauga, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Rachel Friesen, EyeCheck
Location: Kitchener, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Rashmi Patel, Northern World Entertainment Software (NWES)
Location: Fort Smith, NWT
Place of Impact: Canada

Shaharris Beh, HackerNest
Location: Toronto, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Shaun Frankson, The Plastic Bank
Location: Vancouver, BC
Place of Impact: Canada

Terrence Ho, Equal Grounds
Location: Toronto, ON
Place of Impact: Canada

Mexico Emerging Innovators 2015
 
Javier Gerardo Esquivel Téllez, Blooders
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Marien Aubert Domene, FoodFunding
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Andrés José Gonzalez Amores, Biogas Comunitario
Location: Villahermosa, Tabasco, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Ernesto del Carmen Baltazar, Tecnologías para la comunidad
Location: Zapopan, Jalisco, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Roberto Rogel, Fundacion Learny
Location: Puebla, Puebla, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Tadeo Israel Zepeda Motano, Integralis AC
Location: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Daniella Alvarez Martin del Campo, Pro Mujeres Cautivas
Location: México
Place of Impact: México
 
Alma Monserrat Guerrero Méndez, Tocumbagua
Location: Morelia, Michoacán, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Jacobo Mario Mitrani Junco, Ganacubos
Location: México
Place of Impact: México
 
Jesus Jorge Navarro De la Torre, Matris Spes
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Juan Carlos Ortiz Rodriguez, Juegoteca
Location: Puebla, Puebla, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Mario Humberto Najera Gonzalez, Laboratorio Social MX
Location: Ciudad de México, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Alix Gallardo, Hikuri
Location: México
Place of Impact: México
 
Luis Fernando Romero Aros, RISDEL
Location: El Mante, Tamaulipas, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Javier Carbajal Nunez, Solidarity Psychological & Ecological Center
Location: Morelia, Michoacán, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Rebeca Diaz Paez, Reusando Recursos Para Alimentarnos
Location: San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Mauricio Canseco Cavazos, Hecho con Capacidad
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Aede Hatziri Recillas Ayala, Dakshina, AC
Location: Morelia, Michoacán, México
Place of Impact: México
 
Brenda Erendira de la Fuente Ruiz, Turixo
Location: Querétaro, México
Place of Impact: México
West Africa Emerging Innovators 2015
 
Madelle Kangha, Jumpstart Academy Africa
Location: Buea, Cameroon
Place of Impact: Cameroon
 
Amy Mbengue, ECOBAG
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Christophe Oeudraogo, Association Mi-­mangda
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Place of Impact: Burkina Faso
 
Evariste Aohoui, PARO-CI
Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Place of Impact: Côte d'Ivoire
 
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Fété Bertin Dakouo, Fété Impact Development
Location: Bamako, Mali
Place of Impact: Mali
 
Jean Fall, CINEWAX
Location: Paris, France and Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Kangah Donatien Koffi, E-Voir
Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Place of Impact: Côte d'Ivoire
 
Kody Emmanuel, Serve Africa
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Lydia Hickman, Voix des Jeunes
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Mamadou lamine Ndiaye, Joinafric
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Niang Ndack, Precious Gift
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Omar Roger, SenMobile
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Pape Amadou Camara, G Hip Hop
Location: Guediawaye, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Pape Diouf, Senrevolution
Location: Dakar, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Sira Camara, Lands of Hope
Location: Fouta, Sénégal
Place of Impact: Sénégal
 
Zakari Hassane, Potentiel Terre
Location: Niamey, Niger
Place of Impact: Niger
East Africa Emerging Innovators 2015
 
Amanda Gicharu, Amanda’s Kitchen
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Audrey Cheng, Moringa School
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Brenda Wambui, Brainstorm Africa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Caleb Ndaka, Kids COMP CAMP
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Catherine Mahugu, Soko
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Charles Batte, Empower Community Farm
Location: Nansana, Uganda
Place of Impact: Uganda
 
Charles Muchene, Clad Light Limited
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Deborah Tien, AISE
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Place of Impact: Tanzania
 
Jeremy Gordon, Echo Mobile
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Place of Impact: Uganda
 
Michael Wilkerson, Tugende
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Place of Impact: Uganda
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Place of Impact: Uganda
 
Nancy Lazaro Mwaisaka, SurvivorHood Tanzania
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Place of Impact: Tanzania
 
Obwangamoi David Opio, Ensibuuko
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Place of Impact: Uganda
 
Peris Bosire, FarmDrive
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Santiago Del Giudice, Drums in the Dark
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya
 
Sydney Gray, Mama Maji
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Place of Impact: Kenya

      

Blog

2.42 L'historique est assez particulier. Le projet est né du SIH (système d'information pour hôpital) et le site pilote était l'hôpital régional de Thies. C'est Mamadou Beye qui était le concepteur du projet. Il travaillait auprès d'un groupe d'informatique et après dissolution du groupe le projet a disparu. Mais le directeur de l'hôpital du site pilote avait vu l'impact qu'avait le logiciel auprès de la structure et a tout fait pour retrouver Beye pour faire renaitre le projet. C'est la raison pour laquelle l'hôpital de Thies est le site pilote, il exploite le site depuis 2006, maintenant nous sommes sur 45 sites.

 

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1:18 Aujourd'hui le Sénégal compte 13 millions d'habitants. On ne présente plus le problème ni le cadre de vie dégradé
 

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A Jacobo Mitrani nunca le gustó el trabajo de oficina. Estar encerrado lo agobiaba y lo desmotivaba. Por ello, decidió ser emprendedor social y fundar Ganavena: una empresa 100% mexicana que emplea en su proceso de fabricación tecnología desarrollada en México para brindar a los productores ganaderos una solución eficiente a la alimentación animal, con alta calidad nutricional y a un bajo costo.
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