Author: Jim Emerman

{Re-}Introducing Myself

At the end of 2018, Anne Kirwan left Encore.org after a year at the helm of the Encore Fellowships team to pursue other work. Anne left the program in great shape with very exciting new opportunities in place and on the horizon. I speak for the entire EFN community in wishing her the best and […]

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 […]