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Timothy Prestero

Timothy Prestero
CEO and Founder, Design that Matters

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Timothy Prestero is the founder and CEO of Design that Matters (DtM), a 501c3 nonprofit based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. DtM collaborates with leading social entrepreneurs and hundreds of volunteers to design new products and services for the poor in developing countries. A former Peace Corps volunteer and MIT graduate, Tim has worked in 17 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is a Martin Fellow at the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, an Ashoka Affiliate and a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow. His awards include the 2007 Social Venture Network Innovation Award, and the 2009 World Technology Award. DtM’s Firefly infant phototherapy device received a Silver Award for social impact design in IDSA’s 2012 IDEA Awards, a 2013 Edison AWard and won the “Pitch Your Prototype” competition at the 2013 World Maker Faire New York. DtM’s NeoNurture Infant Incubator was named #1 of the “50 Best Inventions of 2010” by TIME Magazine. In 2012, DtM was named the winner of the National Design Award in Corporate and Institutional Achievement.


Location: Festival Pavilion
Timothy Prestero (Design that Matters)
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Design that Matters is a nonprofit that applies design and technology to the needs of the poor in low-income countries. How might we move beyond concepts like mHealth and mobile money to apply desktop manufacturing and "the internet of things" to reduce costs, build connectivity and improve outcomes in healthcare, education and energy for poor countries? Read more.