FOR AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND:
Michael Ioffe, the founder of TILE, the world’s most extensive conversation series, recently announced its 400th chapter in its 49th country. But, after a series of conversations with students in Yemen, Ioffe realized the potential for text messages to serve as a solution for the digital learning access gap. Ioffe’s realization transformed into Artist, the first text message university, which was named a finalist in Fast Company’s 2019 World-Changing Ideas competition, a competition that recognizes companies, non-profits, and individuals who commit to social good through breakthrough innovation. With that, Artist became one of the top 20 most remarkable education-focused innovations (and one of the top 200 most remarkable innovations overall) of the past year.