Patrick Keane, Co-founder, ThinkImpact
Born in Kenya, Patrick grew up living in Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Thailand, Uganda, the US, Ireland and Nepal. He has seen, firsthand, the prospects for the future of community leadership in emerging economies. Patrick is a firm believer that social enterprise can drive local communities to collaboratively design and implement strategies for sustained development. As a StartingBloc Fellow, he is an active member of the social entrepreneurship community. Patrick co-founded ThinkImpact, an education travel company offering university students, faculty, and young professionals full immersion programs in rural Africa and South America. He also served as a strategic consultant to Moneythink, a non-profit working to restore the economic health of disadvantaged youth in the United States through financial education. During the summer of 2014, he completed the Wendt Partners Digital Business Fellowship, an intensive introduction to digital business focused on social media strategy, buyer personas in marketing, customer relationship management and social selling. Patrick earned his B.A. in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication with a minor in Philosophy from James Madison University in Virginia and his M.A. in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.