About Yatin

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Yatin is a social innovator, entrepreneur and TED Fellow, with a focus on technology and social media for social change.

Originally from India, Yatin's experience ranges from founding two social enterprises in India, working with larger non-profit organizations like Ashoka in USA and several others in India and Europe, and consulting with technology firms like Hewlett-Packard Research Labs, Intel, Nokia and Human Factors to develop innovative technology products for emerging markets.

Yatin loves working on the cross-section of technology, design, business and social change and follows an entrepreneurial approach to problems. Some of his recent projects include building a crowd-sourced global map of alternative education schools and resources, developing a local open-governance network to connect academia, industry and public sector, and Art Pitara, an initiative to develop creative potential in underserved children in developing countries.

At TED, he's looking forward to collaborate with other TEDsters on new projects globally.

Yatin has been educated as an technologist, trained as a user experience researcher and currently learning about Leadership and Organizational Sustainability in Sweden.

He is a TED Fellow, an Atlas Corps Fellow, and Swedish Institute Future Global Leader and blogs at the The Social Innovation Blog.


English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu

TED Conferences

TED Fellows Retreat 2013, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDIndia 2009, TED2009

Areas of Expertise

Social Enterpreneurship, Community Development, Marketing & Branding, Social Media - Digital Activism, Design Strategy, Sustainability, Fundraising, Project Management

An idea worth spreading

I believe that all big changes start with a simple idea and a small action. One small action at a time can bring about a great change.

I'm passionate about

Social Entrepreneurship, Design, Innovation, Technology, Social Media, Youth, Education

Talk to me about

Social Change Ideas, Social Entrepreneurs, Technology for Social Change, Startups, Children and Youth, Education, User Research, Ethnography, Design and Innovation.

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