Eli Malinsky joined the Business & Society program in January 2016. As Deputy Director, Eli is primarily focused on the First Movers Fellowship Program, an innovation lab for exceptional business professionals (social intrapreneurs) who are imagining new products, services, and management practices that achieve profitable business growth and lasting social impact. Eli is tasked with the responsibility of running the First Movers program and defining its strategies for ongoing Fellow engagement and sector-wide impact.
Eli spent the previous ten years designing and delivering programs to support social entrepreneurs in Toronto and New York City. During his ten year stint at the Centre for Social Innovation, Eli created a grant-making program for social enterprises, a microloan fund for social entrepreneurs and a number of sector-specific accelerator programs. Prior to his work with CSI, Eli managed the research program at the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and picked up an MA focused on the intersection of organization culture, organizational structure and technology. Eli has deep expertise in community-building, network development and multi-stakeholder engagement.
In his spare time, Eli…actually, Eli doesn’t have any spare time since he has two little ones at home.