Founding Partners, The Solo Project, LLC

George Gendron

Founding editor-in-chief, Inc. Magazine (20 years) … innovator of the seminal Inc. 500 ranking, focusing public attention on young, emerging-growth companies for the first time (led to creation of Euro 500, AllWorld’s growth-company rankings in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and partnership with Michael Porter of Harvard B-School to create the Inner City 100) … new ventures chief at Mansueto Ventures, where he founded The Build Network … inventor of Clark University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program … long-time national leader in social sector (directorships and fellowships at City Year, Kaufmann Foundation, Community Wealth Ventures, Initiatives for a Competitive Inner City [ICIC], more)

Michael Hopkins

Editor-in-chief, MIT Sloan Management Review (award-winning turnaround) … executive editor, Inc. Magazine … founding managing director and editor-in-chief, The Build Network — the “catalog of ideas” for C-suite executives at mid-sized businesses … at the Monitor Group consultancy: managing director of joint venture between Monitor Group and the Financial Times to create Future Monitor, one of the earliest self-organizing online communities of global thought leaders … at MIT, developed new thought-leadership research models joining scholars and marketers … award-winning and anthologized writer on management, ideas, and culture

Patrick Mitchell

Founding creative director, Fast Company … 2-time winner of the National Magazine Award (6-time finalist) … creative director of O: The Oprah Magazine, Boston Magazine, Nylon, Success, the critically-acclaimed environmental journal, Garbage, many more … award winner from AIGA, Media Industry News, the Society of Publication Designers, Folio, more … significant history of editorial and branding work for non-profit, educational, and healthcare institutions (the Rockefeller Foundation, National Geographic Society, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dartmouth, Harvard, Levi Strauss Foundation) … founding creative director, The Build Network