Kristin Peterson, co-founder and CEO of Inveneo, has been selected by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
Kristin Peterson Honoured as a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Online PR News – 16-February-2013 –Inveneo is proud to announce that Kristin Peterson, co-founder and CEO of Inveneo, has been selected by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2013. The winners were selected in recognition of their innovative approaches to solving pressing social issues and potential for global impact.
“This is a wonderful recognition of Kristin and the work that Inveneo is doing around the world,” said Mark Summer, Inveneo co-founder. “Combining social impact and financial sustainability is the core of our model, and it’s fantastic to receive this kind of acknowledgement from the Schwab Foundation.”
As a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur, Peterson joins a privileged community of 234 social entrepreneurs from 59 countries who are fully integrated into the events and initiatives of the World Economic Forum.
“This award recognizes the critical role that technology and connectivity can play in designing solutions that drive social and economic impact in underserved communities, “ said Peterson. “There is no more critical peer review than that of the Schwab Foundation and it’s an honor to have Inveneo recognized in this way. This is a substantial opportunity for Inveneo to connect with like-minded social entrepreneurs as well as the powerful network of top leaders from government and industry present in the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum.”
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announced the 2013 Social Entrepreneurs of 2013 in its press release at http://wef.ch/SEOY13. A livecast panel took place on 15 February 2013 at 12:30 EST/18:30 CET in collaboration with the Forum's media partner, The Huffington Post. Watch the session at http://huff.lv/X8irjO.
Inveneo is a San Francisco-based non-profit social enterprise that designs and delivers sustainable computing and broadband Internet connectivity in the developing world. Through better access to education, healthcare, economic opportunity and relief, Inveneo is transforming the lives of those who need it most.
Inveneo is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise that designs and deliver sustainable computing and better access to broadband Internet to those who need it most in the developing world. Inveneo enables organizations working in developing areas to better serve people in need transforming lives through access to education, healthcare, economic opportunity and relief. Inveneo and it’s partners have delivered projects in 25+ countries and is impacting the lives of over 3 million people in some of the poorest and most challenging regions in the developing world.