MENTOR // Paul Polak’s Bio
Paul is the founder of International Development Enterprises (IDE), an organization that has ended poverty for over 20 million of the world’s poorest people by making radically affordable technology and opening private sector access to underserved markets. Paul also founded D-Rev, a design incubator for technologies that serve customers living on less than $4 a day.
Today, Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Windhorse International, a company dedicated to the mission of inspiring and leading a revolution in how companies design, price, market and distribute products to benefit the 2.7 billion customers who live on less than $2 a day. Windhorse International combines radically affordable, life-saving or income-generating technology with radically decentralized supply chains to earn profits serving bottom billion customers. Paul is also the author of Out of Poverty and The Business Solution to Poverty.