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Ted Gonder

Executive Director, Co-Founder of Moneythink

Ted is co-founding Executive Director of Moneythink, a White-House-recognized social venture delivering financial life-skills and entrepreneurship education to urban teens through peer-mentoring and pop-culture curricula. Ted is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Department of Homeland Security, advising the Obama administration on immigration policy for foreign entrepreneurs. He studied Geography as a College Honors Scholar at the University of Chicago, graduating in June 2012.

Ted founded the UChicago Entrepreneurship Society and was appointed the Director of Strategy for the Kairos Society, a global student entrepreneurship network. He has also worked with the Kauffman Foundation and the Chilean government on transnational entrepreneurship initiatives. In 2006, he founded a student movement for climate change awareness, launching advocacy groups at 30+ schools in California. In 2007, Ted was appointed Student Advisor to The Climate Project, an organization founded by Al Gore.

Ted has spoken at the White House, UN, US Senate, NYSE, US Chamber of Commerce, the World Foresight Forum, and TEDxAllstate. His work has been featured on MTV, CNN, NPR, the White House blog, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post, and GOOD Magazine.

Ted is a born-again health nut, novice martial artist, and lover of puppies.