TEDxBoston 2014

Timothy Prestero

From One to Many

How can a few people on a shoestring budget save half a million lives?



Timothy Prestero is the founder and CEO of Design that Matters.  He is co-inventor on three patents for cholera treatment devices, and has served on the board of directors of two for-profit technology startups.  Timothy was a Peace Corps volunteer in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, and he has led design and global projects in 20 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. He received M.S. degrees in Mechanical and Oceanographic Engineering from the MIT, and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He is a Martin Fellow at the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, and was named an Ashoka Affiliate in 2004.  His awards include the 2007 Social Venture Network Innovation Award, and the 2009 World Technology Award.