A former investment banker who has built a successful venture capital firm, sold several start-ups, and currently manages both a social enterprise accelerator and a small family office. He launched and continues to operate an experiential education program for teenage orphans to improve motivation and acquire skills for social integration in Slovakia. He has a reputation for one of the biggest hearts in Slovakia and speaks 8 languages, 10 when you include “ngo” and “vc”.
Teal is an expert in strategic philanthropy. She focuses on systems-level change in how we allocate philanthropic capital for effective economic development. She has designed and implemented social impact strategies alongside Fortune 100 companies, global foundation, family offices and community activists in more than a dozen countries. Her personal commitment to disadvantaged children began when she was 12- years old, playing cards with Turkish refugee girls in a church basement near where she grew up in Vienna, Austria.
Ruma Bose, USA Entrepreneur, Girls Advocate
Jozef Bardik, Slovakia McKinsey and Co, VC Investor, Philanthropist
Maya Winkelstein Executive Director, Open Road Alliance
Marko Fiorese, Monaco Global Dignity advocate, Philanthropist, Investor
Shantidevi Galvan Cuenca, Mexico Regional Ambassador, Global Youth Nexus
Saskya Bruysten, Germany Yunus Socialbusiness, CEO & Co-founder
Ron Cordes, USA Cordes Family Foundation, Impact Investor, Asset Manager
James Snook, USA Former CTO, Starbucks; Advocate for Safe Adoptions
Rachel Cohen Gerrol, USA Co-Founder, Global Youth Nexus, Global Networker
Matthew Bishop US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist