We are agents of change, academics, leaders, followers, explorers and messengers of better ways to build our economy. We have come together because we share a vision and calling to improve our free market, collectively working and sharing toward a future where the economy invites and empowers all people.

Raed Elaydi

Dr. Elaydi is a global leader in the field of Social Entrepreneurship and Subsistence Markets. He created and runs the social entrepreneurship program at Roosevelt University, and is the Amoco Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management in the Heller College of Business. He has been on the faculty of Penn State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and UIC. He is currently serving on the board of Social Enterprise Alliance, Chicago Chapter. Dr. Elaydi works with social innovators and founders to better define, create and develop their market space while also helping them become better leaders. His strategic approach to leadership development is unique and allows for the full breath of a leader’s abilities to emerge.