Henry Rock II

Twenty-four men began the pilot program, 17 of whom completed it. Eight new ventures are launching from the first two cohorts. Funded by the Rockefeller, Wells Fargo and Knight Foundations, as well as the Small Business Administration. My background is in media sales...
Eduardo Canales

Eduardo Canales

The humanitarian crisis that exists in my region is a “mass disaster.” I choose, however, to avoid the political rhetoric and appeal instead to essential human rights. In 2013, I founded the South Texas Human Rights Center, where I organize community...
James (Kimo) Williams

James (Kimo) Williams

As a soldier in Vietnam, I would come in from the jungle and play guitar at the service club. This was my main way of coping. My “soldier band,” The Soul Coordinators, played throughout Vietnam, at remote firebases and in hospital wards. Through this, I...
Estella Mims Pyfrom

Estella Mims Pyfrom

I bring technology to underserved communities. As a migrant, born in Quincy, Florida, I understand the difference between those who have and those who have not. I’ve worked since I was six years old. My father and mother were only able to attain an...
Joan Conn

Joan Conn

On a sailing trip to Cuba in 2002, my husband and I stopped on an island just outside Haiti and discovered a place of complete chaos. I decided I would never go back. But three years later, my husband decided we should return to see if there might be a way to help. I...