Headed for the 'Frisco Bay

Echoing Green Fellows from all over the world are headed to San Francisco to attend our annual All Fellows Conference. We're excited to see, reconnect, and reflect with the Fellows and special guests. Although this conference is closed to the public, you can follow along on Facebook and Twitter to get updates while we're there.

Meanwhile, here's an update from the field:

2008 EG Fellow Jane Chen was recently named a TED Senior Fellow. Her organization, Embrace—which develops and distributes low-cost infant incubators in developing countries—was recently featured on CNN.

2007 EG Fellow Maile Broccoli-Hickey was recognized at the Manhattan Institute's annual Social Entrepreneurship Awards dinner for her work providing English language instruction at the workplace to increase employees' competitive advantage and improve their quality of life.

It’s been a busy autumn for 2011 EG Fellows David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni of Sanergy. They won a $100,000 prize through the 2011 MassChallenge Startup Competition and Accelerator, were featured in Business Week, and are finalists in Changemakers Making More Health competition. They also found time to visit 2011 EG Fellow Joel Jackson of Mobius Motors in Nairobi, and took the prototype for Mobius Two for a spin:
Sanergy visits Mobius Motors

Pharmasecure, founded by 2008 EG Fellow Nathan Sigworth just closed a Series A round of funding for $3.9 million with ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt as a lead investor.

2007 EG Fellow Jessica Mayberry, who launched Video Volunteers, was selected as an Ashoka Fellow.

Build Change, founded by 2004 EG Fellow Elizabeth Hausler to increase the number of earthquake-resistant houses in developing countries, received $1.5 million in grants from the Hilti Foundation.

Serial social entrepreneur Priya Haji, a 1993 EG Fellows, just launched SaveUp, a rewards program to help people save money and get out of debt.

2007 EG Fellow Diane Geng shares her story with FYSE on how to make a big impact on rural education in China.

Kraft Foods is partnering with Awethu Project, founded by 2011 EG Fellow Yusef Randera-Rees to support entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Congratulations to 2004 EG Fellow Benita Singh, who was recently named a Cartier Awards 2011 Laureate for Source4Style, which connects brands and fashion designers to a network of global suppliers that source sustainable, ecological materials.

2009 EG Fellow Eric Glustrom received Grinnell College’s Young Innovator for Social Justice Award for his work with Educate!, which empowers high school students in Uganda to become the next generation of socially responsible leaders.

The Monaco Media Prize by Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded to 2009 EG Fellow Esra’a al Shafei.

2010 EG Fellow Jason Aramburu of re:char won the $75,000 ConocoPhillips Energy Prize for his work on mitigated climate change utilizing biochar.

And finally, this is probably a first for Echoing Green. Strive for College, founded by 2011 EG Fellow Michael Carter was featured on Howard Stern’s radio show. Listen here(jump to 2:30).

Photo: Rennet Stowe