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    BHSI Fellows, 2011-2017

    Bluhm / Helfand Social innovation has awarded game-changing entrepreneurs with a monetary award, invaluable connections and a spot on the Chicago Ideas Week stage to share their work and, hopefully, inspire others to take action. We encourage you to click through and explore the various social challenges being tackled by these innovators.

    2017 Bluhm / Helfand Social Innovation Fellows

    Alex Niemczewski
    Co-founder & CEO, BallotReady
    Brian Hill
    Founder & CEO, Edovo
    Jahmal Cole
    Founder & Executive Director, My Block My Hood My City
    Katherine Katcher
    Founder & Executive Director, Root & Rebound
    Rose Wang
    Co-founder & CEO, Chirps

    2016 Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellows

    Eric Liu
    Co-Founder & U.S. Executive Director, Bayes Impact
    Fagan Harris
    President & CEO, Baltimore Corps
    Minhaj Chowdhury
    Co-Founder & CEO, Drinkwell
    Tanyella Evans
    Co-Founder & CEO, Library for All

    2015 Bluhm / Helfand Social Innovation Fellows

    Donnel Baird
    BHSI Fellow; Founder, BlocPower
    Gayatri Datar
    BHSI Fellow; Co-Founder, EarthEnable
    Seth Flaxman
    BHSI Fellow; Co-Founder, Democracy Works
    John Lewandowski
    BHSI Fellow; Founder & CEO, Disease Diagnostic Group

    2014 Bluhm / Helfand Social Innovation Fellows

    Ted Gonder
    BHSI Fellow; Co-Founder & CEO, Moneythink
    Beth Schmidt
    BHSI Fellow; Founder & Executive Chairman, Wishbone
    Zubaida Bai
    BHSI Fellow; Founder & CEO, AYZH
    Zak Kaufman
    BHSI Fellow; Co-Founder & CEO, Vera Solutions

    2013 Bluhm / Helfand Social Innovation Fellows

    Sarah Ippel
    Founder & Executive Chairman, Academy for Global Citizenship; BHSI Fellow
    Vineet Singal
    Co-Founder & CEO, CareMessage; BHSI Fellow
    Andrew Mangino
    CEO, The Future Project; BHSI Fellow
    Caitria O'Neill
    Co-founder, Recovers; BHSI Fellow
    Sasha Fisher
    Co-Founder & Executive Director, Spark MicroGrants; BHSI Fellow

    2012 Bluhm / Helfand Social Innovation Fellows

    Micaela Connery
    Founder, The Kelsey; Mitchell Scholar, University College Dublin; 2012 BHSI Fellow
    Toni Maraviglia
    Co-Founder, Eneza Education
    Michael Carter
    Founder & CEO, Strive for College
    Mark Arnoldy
    CEO, Possible

    2011 Bluhm / Helfand Social Innovation Fellows

    Emma Clippinger
    Co-Founder, Gardens for Health International
    Jeff Nelson
    Co-Founder & CEO, OneGoal
    Adam Lowy
    Founder & Executive Director, Move for Hunger
    Jessica Posner
    Co-Founder & COO, Shining Hope for Communities
    Jason Aramburu
    CEO, re:char