Posted by: Nathaniel | June 19, 2008

Echoing Green announces 2008 Fellowship Class


Each year, Echoing Green awards approximately 20 individual or team fellowships for aspiring social entrepreneurs. They’ve been at it since 1987 and have supported some organizations that grew into field changers such as Teach for America and the Genocide Intervention Network.

In the fall, interested organizations fill out a complex general application. A round of semi-finalists are invited to submit a more complete business plan and finalists are flown in for interviews. At the end of it all this year, twenty really awesome organizations (and their founders) were awarded the fellowship:

  • Adarsh Kumar – Livelihoods Equity Connect – – New Delhi, India
  • Aditya Natraj – Indian School of Education – Ahmedabad, India
  • Andrew Butcher and Chris Koch – GTECH Strategies – – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Anne Tamar-Mattis – Advocates for Informed Choice – – Cotati, California, USA
  • Ben Smilowitz – Disaster Accountability Project – – West Hartford, CT, USA
  • Carol Chyau and Marie So – Ventures in Development – – Hong Kong, China
  • Elizabeth Scharpf – Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) – New York, NY, USA
  • Gabriela Enrigue and Leticia Jauregui – CREA – Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Jane Chen and Rahul Panicker – Embrace – Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Jessamyn Waldman – Hot Bread Kitchen – – Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Josh Sommer – Chordoma Foundation – – Greensboro, NC, USA
  • Katie Orenstein – The Op-Ed Project – – New York, NY, USA
  • Mubuso Zamchiya – School Invest – Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Nathan Sigworth and Taylor Thompson – PharmaSecure – – Lebanon, NH, USA
  • Rafa Cancel-Vazquez – Asociacion Nacional de Derecho Ambiental (National Environmental Law Assocation) – – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Samah Salaime-Egbariya – The Seven Women Center – Neve Shalom, Israel
  • Tahir Amin and Priti Radhakrishnan – Iniative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge (I-MAK) – – New York, NY, USA
  • Will Bradshaw and Reuben Teague – Green Coast Enterprises – – New Orleans, LA, US
  • Yasmina McCarty and Nandini Narula – GreenMango – – Hyderabad, India

More discussion about these projects and social entrepreneurship in the next few days..



  1. this is a great blog. thanks for the shout out. 🙂

  2. At least one of the “finalists” stole other people’s ideas and packaged them as their own. Sucks!

  3. The portable incubator from Embrace is an awesome idea!!

    Congratulations to Jane and Rahul Panicker. A well deserved award!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: