23 April 2008

Martin Fisher / KickStart ~ MIT-Lemelson Inventor Awardee

It's most excellent to see that Martin Fisher, co-founder of KickStart, a developmental entrepreneurship venture, is winner of the MIT-Lemelson Award for Sustainability 2008! Martin and colleagues produced and shipped hundreds of thousands of my favorite African brand, the Moneymaker Pump! From the press release...
Dr. Martin Fisher is transforming the lives of thousands of poor African farmers through a combination of technological invention and system-wide business development. In collaboration with his co-workers, Fisher, the 2008 recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, has already enabled over 310,000 people to rise out of poverty.

Fisher will accept his award and present his accomplishments to the public at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the second-annual EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration of the inventive spirit, June 25-28, presented by the Lemelson-MIT Program.

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