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Blake Mycoskie presenting

Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes speaks at IU Bloomington

The Kelley School of Business draws some of the biggest names in social entrepreneurship, international development, and social justice to campus.

Recent speakers have included:

  • Hannah Davis, founder of BANGS Shoes, a shoe company that supports global entrepreneurs by donating a percentage of profits to Kiva.
  • Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker, a prescription eyeglass company with policy to donate a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair of glasses bought.
  • David Bornstein, journalist and author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. He is the founder of, a news site focused on social innovation.
  • Jerry Greenfield, the co-founder and “Jerry” of Ben and Jerry’s, an ice cream company with a mission statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward, and a commitment to the community.
  • Will Haughey, co-founder of Tegu, a sustainable toy wooden block company based in Honduras.
  • Charles Kane from One Laptop Per Child, an international nonprofit devoted to providing a connected laptop to every school-age child in developing countries.
  • Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website.
  • Nick Lee, creative director of Endangered Species Chocolate, a chocolate company with a strong social and environmental mission.
  • Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, who is founder and chief shoe giver of the company with a one-to-one business model: for every pair of shoes sold, they give a pair to a needy child.
  • Gregory Van Kirk, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Social Entrepreneur Corps.
  • Jake Wood, co-founder and president of Team Rubicon, a disaster relief group utilizing the expertise of military veterans.