Impactful Ventures

Companies with positive social and/or environmental impact.

Revolution Foods

Transforming the way America eats by providing access to healthy, affordable meals to schools. Founded by two moms, Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey. The company serves over one million freshly prepared meals every week to K-12 schools nationwide.

TOMS Shoes

A simple idea has grown into a global movement, match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair give to a child in need. Founded by Blake Mycoskie in 2006 to address hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. To date, TOMS has provided over 35 million pairs of shoes to children.

Values-Driven Entrepreneurs

Founders of disruptive, socially responsible companies.

Howard Schultz

Chairman and CEO, Starbucks. Howard set out to build a different kind of company. One that brings a sense of humanity and demonstrates respect and dignity. The company promotes social, economic and environmental standards, and committed to 100% ethically sourced coffee beans.

Ayah Bdeir

Founder and CEO, littleBits Electronics. Ayah’s mission is to make electronic innovation, know-how, and education available to everyone anywhere. The company provides an open source library of interoperable electronic modules products sold in more than 100 countries.

Game-changing Leaders

Visionaries leader with impactful companies.

Yvon Chouinard

An experienced climber initially inspired by an interest in falcons, Chouinard innovated climbing equipment and founded Patagonia. In the early 1970’s, he committed the company to environmental protection and an outstanding place to work. The company also contributes 1% of gross sales to environmental NGOs.

Elon Musk

Elon, a lifelong inventor, studied economics and physics, and started graduate work in ultracapcitors for use in cars. He started an internet company, later sold the Compaq, and a online payments venture that later merged to become PayPal. A transformative thinker, he founded Tesla Motors in 2003 to produce affordable, mass-market electric cars.