Author: Jim Emerman

{Re-}Introducing Myself

After a year at the helm of the Encore Fellowships team, Anne Kirwan left Encore.org to pursue her next challenge. Anne left the program in great shape with exciting new opportunities in place and on the horizon. I speak for the entire EFN community in wishing her the best and expressing our gratitude for all […]

Father-Daughter Team Promotes Intergenerational Entrepreneurship

What’s the best way to create and fund startups? Jim Sugarman has two words for you: intergenerational entrepreneurship. A successful entrepreneur himself, Sugarman and his millennial daughter, Samantha, created 4GenNow last year to match older and younger entrepreneurs and help them find funding. In the interview below, Jim Sugarman answers Encore.org’s questions about the new […]

Waking Up to Smell The Wildflowers, And Understand The Power of Informal Leaders

I first met Hanmin Liu in 2006 when he was selected as a Purpose Prize Fellow in the inaugural year of the program. Hanmin was then a 61-year old former dentist, who, with his partner Jennifer Mei, had founded a San Francisco-based organization –  Wildflowers Institute –  to take on one of the greatest challenges […]