Recipients

1st - 26th

Alfa Demmellash and Alexander Forrester

Alfa Demmellash &
Alexander Forrester

25th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Co-founders of Rising Tide Capital, who created an inclusive model to mentor entrepreneurs and business owners in low-income communities

Brandon Dennison

Brandon Dennison

24th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Founder of Coalfield Development, who developed a workforce model that is building a new economy in Appalachia

Linda Rottenberg

Linda Rottenberg

23rd

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Driver of social change who helps high-impact entrepreneurs overcome cultural and financial barriers to growth

Joseph DeSimone

Joseph DeSimone

22nd

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Chemist who developed advanced technologies in nanoparticle fabrication, 3D printing and precision medicine

Matthew Mullenweg

Matthew Mullenweg

21st

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Entrepreneur and web developer who changed web publishing with open-source WordPress, and an early champion of remote work

Sangeeta Bhatia

Sangeeta Bhatia

20th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Innovative scientist using nanotechnology for tissue regeneration and other medical advances

Leila Janah

Leila Janah

19th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Social entrepreneur who provided digital employment and empowerment to thousands in the world’s poorest regions

Jay Keasling

Jay Keasling

18th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Chemical engineer revolutionizing the way we produce medicine, energy and chemicals using synthetic biology

Joseph DeRisi

Joseph DeRisi

14th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Molecular biologist who developed rapid virus detection technology

Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr

13th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Creator of prosthetics that merge body and machine

Leroy Hood

Leroy Hood

12th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Visionary reformer whose breakthroughs in biomedical science have unlocked new fields of study

Mildred Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus

11th

Technology, the Economy & Employment

Carbon science expert, professor, role model for women and a mentor to many other future scientists