David del Ser
The David del Ser speech on historical entrepreneurs focuses on Christopher Columbus and Bartolomé de las Casas as examples for the future of social enterprise. The speaker founded Frogtek in 2008 when he was a student at Columbia Business School in collaboration with Women's World Banking. Frogtek is a social business that endeavors to empower microbusinesses in new markets through business tools and mobile devices like QR codes and tablets.
Del Ser has previous experience in the digital world at Vodafone's research and development group in Madrid, where he designed applications. He was named an Echoing Green Fellow in 2009 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011 for launching Frogtek. While earning his MBA at Columbia, he also founded Microlumbia, a fund that provides investment advice and consultancy services to microfinance institutions. The David del Ser speech discusses the importance of improving the system for everyone, rather than going after personal gain.