2016 BHSI Semi-Finalists
This year, we received 250 applications from around the world for our Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship which recognizes exceptional entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who are working to solve pressing social challenges. We’ve narrowed it down to eleven Semi-Finalists who will be flown to Chicago to meet with our judging panel, in hopes of earning one of five coveted Fellowship spots.
Explore the work of these world-changing individuals below. Congratulations to all our Semi-Finalists!
Tanyella Evans, 29, NYC: Library For All
Baillie Aaron, 30, UK: Spark Inside
Greg Segal, 32, NYC: ORGANIZE
Alex Epstein, 25, Philadelphia: Urban Creators
Brett Hagler, 26, San Francisco: New Story
Fagan Harris, 29, Baltimore: Baltimore Corps
Eric Liu, 25, San Francisco: Bayes Impact
Becca Heller, 34, NYC: International Refugee Assistance Project
Brian Hill, 31, Chicago: Edovo
Alex Niemczewski, 28, Chicago: BallotReady
Minhaj Chowdhury, 27, Bangladesh: Drinkwell
Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2016 BHSI Fellows on Thursday, August 18, 2016. And save the date to see them on the Chicago Ideas Week stage, October 17-23, 2016.