This week in PopTech: Fellows Friday
Friday, February 25, 2011 UTC|
There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.
- Google for Africa’s Policy Manager, Ory Okolloh (Social Innovation Fellow 2009), has been named one of Fast Company’s most influential women in technology. Okolloh co-founded Ushahidi, a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. She was also named one of 2010’s 50 most innovative companies by MIT’s Technology Review.
- Kiwanja.net founder, Ken Banks (Social Innovation Fellow 2008) is rethinking social entrepreneurship with the rise of the “reluctant innovator.” Banks works to empower local, national and international non-profit organizations to make better use of information and communications technology in their work.
- Mushroom packaging from Eben Bayer’s (Social Innovation Fellow 2009) Ecovative Design was featured on Science360 this week.
Image: Fast Company
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