Josh Tetrick -- a social entrepreneur, writer, and speaker -- has led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya, worked for both former President Clinton and the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and taught street children as a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria and South Africa
After earning defensive rookie of the year as a linebacker with West Virginia University, Josh applied his energy on the field to pursuing a career for good off the field.
Whether advising and investing in sustainable business models with the UN in Kenya; leading a sustainable supply-chain initiative with Citigroup; or founding a company to connect good companies with funding, Josh is committed to helping organizations find profit through purpose.
Through hundreds of events across the country, Josh has used his diverse experiences to help young people understand – and act on - the map of opportunities to do good and well at the same time.
His on-the-ground experience leading the reform of Liberia's investment laws brought him into contact with hundreds of creative entrepreneurs with big ideas, but little capital. Josh is aiming to solve this problem, as the founder and CEO of 33needs, an investment platform that connects social entrepreneurs to micro-investments.
Tetrick developed the idea for Hampton Creek with his friend, Josh Balk, in June, 2011. The idea stemmed from issues both of them noticed in the global food system. Tetrick began initial business plans and meetings with Khosla Ventures, a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm later that summer. Hampton Creek received its first round of funding in December, 2011 and a second round (after a relocation to San Francisco) in June, 2012.
Tetrick has been interviewed for his work with Hampton Creek in a variety of publications and media outlets including: CBS This Morning, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Inc., CNBC, CNN, Popular Science, Bloomberg Businessweek, NPR, The New York Times, and others. In March 2013, Tetrick and Hampton Creek became one of only three companies to be featured in Bill Gates' documentary, The Future of Food. In June 2013 Tetrick presented at a TED conference in Edmonton, Canada with a presentation on the future of food.
In June 2014, Inc. named Tetrick to its annual "35 Under 35 list." That same month, CNBC named Hampton Creek to its annual "Disruptor 50" list and invited Tetrick to appear live on air with Jim Cramer. His credibility in business has also led him to be a coveted speaker at business conferences. In 2014, he keynoted TechWeek Chicago and is scheduled to keynote the World Food Prize's Borlaug DialogueInc.'s 5000 conference, the Pioneer's Festival in Vienna, and The Summit in Dublin later in the year
Josh, a Fulbright Scholar, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Cornell University.
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