Excelerate Lab Mentors

Ryan Blitstein

Ryan Blitstein (@scefdn)

Executive Director
SCE
http://www.scefdn.org

Ryan Blitstein is Executive Director of SCE, a social investment organization that connects talent and innovation with market forces to drive social change. Mr. Blitstein leads SCE's overall strategy and grantmaking, and spearheads its Digital Learning program. He serves as board treasurer of Global Press Institute, a nonprofit that trains and employs women in the developing world as investigative reporters, and he is a member of the Chicago Committee of Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Mr. Blitstein also advises a variety of Chicago community and global organizations on media, sustainability, and social impact strategies. Before entering the social sector, he spent a decade as an award-winning business and national affairs journalist whose work appeared in publications such as The New York Times, TIME, and BusinessWeek.