A globally recognized entrepreneur Aaron Hurst is the CEO of Imperative, a technology platform that enables people to discover, connect and act on what gives them purpose in their work. Aaron is a close advisor to many global brands and frequent speaker and writer on the development of the Purpose Economy.
He is the founder and an active advisor to the Taproot Foundation where he was the catalyst and lead architect of the $15 billion pro bono service market. He was the creative force behind the conception of the national Billion + Change campaign. Previously he worked in Silicon Valley developing the precursors to social media.
Widely known for his thought-leadership and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review and LinkedIn, Aaron is a member of the Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company,Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Manhattan Institute and theCommonWealth Club. In 2009, he received the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of the University of Michigan.Bring Aaron in to Speak
2002 Draper Richards Fellow
2005 Ashoka Fellow
2006 Fast Company Up & Coming Social Capitalist
2006 Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneurship Award
2007 Commonwealth Club 21st Century Visionary Award
2007 Social Venture Network “What’s Next” Award
2008 Alliance for Nonprofit Management Innovator Award
2009 University of Michigan LS&A Humanitarian Award
2010 California Social Innovation Spotlight Award
2011 & 2012 Nonprofit Top 50 Power & Influencer
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