Nelson Pizarro is the Director of B.I.S. in Social Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at GSU. He is also the CEO at EcoStatic Industries LLC. He received his DBA in Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole of Management, France. He also received an MBA from the University of Florida and a BBA from Washington State University. His primary research interest is opportunity finding, entrepreneurship education and sustainability in organizations. Dr. Pizarro has published in journals, such as Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economies et sociétés. He helped start up 6 companies including business consulting, consumer electronics, consume electronics refurbishing, and automatic vehicle location systems. In April of 2012, he launched EcoStatic Inc. He has done business in 46 countries. He also has experience in a corporate environment working for multinational companies such Brother International and Uniden. In the government sector, he worked for Americorps as a full time volunteer, Miami Dade Community College, and at the City of Gainesville, FL, as the Small and Minority Business Development Coordinator. Currently, he teaches full time at California Lutheran University entrepreneurship courses. When he is not teaching he meditates, practice yoga and bikes. https://www.ecostaticinc.com/
Elijah Sullivan is a Junior at Georgia State University studying Computer Information Systems and Mathematics. He founded and currently resides as president for the Social Entrepreneurship Club and works with Henry Health, a digital health startup aiming to provide culturally competent therapy for black men. Interests include blockchain, investing, data science and education.
Jasmin Chestnut is a film student at Georgia State University who aims to use film as a tool to bring people together. She sees social entrepreneurship as a way for people to put their minds together to solve the problems we see in our everyday lives.