A monthly “Entrepreneur Series”, each month featuring a local entrepreneurial star to share their stories and wisdom about the entrepreneurial mindset and process. Our first one features Eric Glustrom.
One of Forbes' 30 under 30, Eric Glustrom partners with Ugandan schools to provide a practice-based social entrepreneurship program that empowers young people to think, and act, like change makers. He understands that persistent poverty and social challenges cannot be solved without developing strong and resourceful leadership.
Eric Glustrom is the founder of Watson and Educate! - two organizations transforming education worldwide. Watson is a new university model based in Boulder, Colorado dedicated to supporting next generation innovators, leaders and social entrepreneurs to solve the toughest challenges facing the world. Educate! currently reaches 240,000 students across Uganda and Rwanda through a mentorship based, leadership and entrepreneurship program that has significantly influenced the national curriculum and exam of Uganda and Rwanda. Recognized as an Ashoka fellow, Echoing Green fellow, and one of Forbes 30 social entrepreneurs under 30, Eric’s work is driven by a simple belief: to solve the toughest challenges facing humanity, the place to start is within the hearts and minds of the next generation.