stephen bediako, co-founder

Stephen Bediako is a leading global figure in the drive towards establishing an innovation and evidence-based approach to social programs in the UK, USA and Canada. As Executive Chair of The Social TSIP he is responsible for leading the board, strategic development and thought leadership. He has advised Nesta, Big Society Capital, Mayor’s Fund for London, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Marks and Spencers among others.  Stephen founded Project Oracle on behalf of the Mayor of London, and previously sat on the Board of Centre for London, Chance UK and Stockwell Primary School in London. He currently Chairs the Awards Committee and is a Trustee for UnLtd (The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs)  Stephen previously worked at Tribal, iMPOWER and Deloitte in strategy consulting. He was a Goldman Sachs Small Business Programme graduate in 2014, an UnLtd Big Venture Challenge winner in 2015, a SOCAP scholar in 2017, and a Mayor of London International Programme winner in 2018. He is a graduate of Brunel University (BSC), and the London School of Economics (MSC). 



For 15 years, Mary has provided development, marketing, operations, and strategic leadership to innovative anti-poverty organizations in fields as diverse as workforce and economic development, affordable housing, financial counseling, youth development, prisoner reentry, the arts, and public-interest media. She’s helped three organizations grow their revenue between 2x to 25x. Mary is Co-founder and former COO of Hack the Hood, as well as a 2018 IDEO CoLab Fellow.



Tom Watson has worked in business as a strategy consultant, policy as a global leadership fellow of the World Economic Forum and is now working in the social space at Path. The tools that Tom brings include long term strategic planning, multi-stakeholder engagement, design and systems thinking, learnt at the Stanford Design School.



Rico Oyola brings 15 years of social impact strategy experience to Path. Rico contributes startup and program development expertise on inclusion, open innovation and corporate responsibility policy. He's been responsible for leading partnership strategy, community organizing and corporate engagement at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the World Economic Forum, Organizing for America, Nextdoor, the Service Employees International Union and latinoTech.




katelyn Donnelly, Advisor

Katelyn is an investor, entrepreneur, and consultant with experience across the U.S., U.K., and emerging markets. She invests in early-stage, technology-enabled companies, often focused on blockchain, financial services, education, and emerging markets. Katelyn also is a founding Partner of Delivery Associates, the leading public sector advisory firm focused on implementation of large-scale reform and implementation using data and monitoring technology. 

She co-founded and served as the Managing Director of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, a $65M venture fund that invests in education and edtech companies in emerging markets. Katelyn also led the initial strategy and implementation of Pearson’s global efficacy strategy with Sir Michael Barber and was on the founding team of the FT125 Club, a division of the Financial Times. Particular previous investments and board memberships include SPARK Schools, Avanti Learning Centers, APEC Schools, Omega Schools, and HarukaEDU. Katelyn started as a consultant at McKinsey in San Francisco. Katelyn is a Kauffman Fellow and was named to Corporate Venturing Power List and Forbes 30 Under 30.

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Patrick is a founder of Swayspace, an interaction design and visual thinking consultancy, and a lecturer in the design program at Stanford University. In life and at work he is focused on using design tools and processes to improve experiences and amplify interests. He has a BA in Visual Communications from UCLA, an MFA from Stanford’s Joint Program in Design, and spent two years at Il Bisonte in Italy studying printmaking. Patrick is a Bay Area native who also loves New York and spent 10 years teaching in the Industrial Design and Fine Arts departments at Pratt Institute.

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Banny Banerjee is Director of Stanford ChangeLabs, and teaches Design Innovation and Strategy at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (Stanford University's His area of expertise is the use of Design Thinking for strategic initiatives and large-scale transformations directed towards sustainable futures.  He founded Stanford ChangeLabs, which has ongoing research in Innovation Methodologies and transdisciplinary initiatives aimed at developing a new field: Innovation of Scaled Transformations.


nick ellis

Nick is a serial social entrepreneur focused on solving public interest problems through business model innovation. He previously served as VP of Innovation at TrueBlue, a $2BN+/year NYSE-traded blue-collar staffing firm, where he reported to the CEO and Board of Directors.

Prior to TrueBlue, Nick founded Job Rooster, a software company focused on reducing unemployment that was acquired by TrueBlue. Early in his career, Nick advised California cities on the issuance of over $400 million in municipal bonds as an investment banker. 

In 2013 Nick was selected as a White House Fellow finalist. In 2010, he was named a New Leaders Council Fellow and a West Coast Venture Capital Fellow for his work as a social entrepreneur. Nick is a graduate of the London School of Economics (MSc) and Stanford University (BA).