Mike Del Ponte
11/17/2012

Mike Del Ponte

Throw Out Your Business Plan and Follow Your Heart

Hear the improbable journey of Mike Del Ponte, an award-winning social entrepreneur who went from being a peace activist in the West Bank to studying to be a priest at Yale to launching his latest venture to end the global water crisis.
Mike is the founder and former CEO of Soma, which makes beautifully crafted water filters that give back. Previously he was the founder and CEO of Sparkseed, a global nonprofit investing in the most promising young social entrepreneurs. Mike’s leadership earned Sparkseed a Financial Times Social Innovation Award and recognition in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, and CNN.