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Milena Boniolo (Brazil) – Chemist and PhD student at Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, who is developing methods to detect emerging contaminants in the environment

Premesh Chandran (Malaysia) – Co-founder and CEO of Malaysiakini.com, an independent Malaysian news website

Perry Chen (US) – Co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, a web platform offering people a new way to fund their creative ideas and endeavors

Anita Doron (Ukraine/Canada) – Surrealist filmmaker and documentarian

Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Nigeria/US) – Engineer, inventor, author and founder of the African Institution of Technology, an organization seeking to develop microelectronics in Africa

Saeed Taji Farouky (Palestine/UK) – Documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer focusing on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Jessica Green (US) – Professor at the University of Oregon’s Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology whose research focuses on microbial diversity

Benjamin Gulak (Canada/US) – Inventor of the Uno, the “green” electric street bike, and founder of BPG Motors

Robert Gupta (US) – Violinist, youngest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Cesar Harada (Japan/France/UK) – Coordinator of the Open_Sailing project, working to develop open-source technologies to intelligently inhabit the oceans

Susie Ibarra (US/Philippines) – Composer, percussionist and co-founder of Song of the Bird King, a production company using music and film to preserve indigenous culture and ecology

Jennifer Indovina (US) – Founder of Tenrehte Technologies, a semiconductor company developing wireless smart-grid applications

Mitchell Joachim (US) – Architect and co-founder of Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, non-profit design groups that promote ecological design in cities

Raffael Lomas (Israel) – Sculptor and teacher of creative workshops for the blind

Kate Nichols (US) – Artist-in-residence at the Alivisatos Lab who synthesizes nanoparticles that exhibit structural color and incorporates them into macroscale art pieces

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Pakistan/Canada) – Documentary filmmaker and founder of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, an educational institution and heritage center established to preserve Pakistan's history

Sarah Jane Pell (Australia) – Artist-researcher, diver and founder of Aquabatics Research Team initiative (ARTi)

Manu Prakash (India/US) – Junior Fellow at Harvard Society of Fellows, physicist and inventor pursuing research in the field of physical biology

Kellee Santiago (US) – President and co-founder of thatgamecompany, a video game company working to create video games that communicate different emotional experiences

Durreen Shahnaz (Bangladesh/Singapore/US) – Founder and Chairperson of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), a social stock exchange for Social Enterprises to raise growth capital

Gavin Sheppard (Canada) – Founder of I.C. Visions and co-founder of The Remix Project, a youth program acting as an arts and cultural incubator in Toronto, Canada

Hugo Van Vuuren (South Africa/US) – Fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and at The Laboratory at Harvard, co-founder of Lebone – a social enterprise working on off-grid technologies in Africa

Angelo Vermeulen (Belgium) – Biologist, filmmaker, and visual artist creating large-scale collaborative art installations

Daniel Zoughbie (US/UK) – Founder and CEO of the Global Micro-Clinic Project (GMCP), an organization working to prevent and manage diseases in the developing world using low-cost behavioral interventions