Becky Straw is the Co-Founder and Chief Adventurist for The Adventure Project, a new nonprofit “adding venture” capital to support entrepreneurs in developing countries. Her and her co-founder were inspired by a passion to revolutionise giving, and create a movement to marry good intentions with measurable impact. Becky was 29-years-old when they launched.

In its first 18 months, The Adventure Project engaged 3,000 people to help create 305 jobs in India, Kenya, Uganda and Haiti. Those entrepreneurs will go on to serve over 730,000 people to better health care, food and water. The Adventure Project’s goal is to create one million jobs within ten years. 
Prior to The Adventure Project, Becky spent three years helping to launch charity: water, an organisation bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Becky has consulted for UNICEF’s Division of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in International Social Welfare. She attended University of the Pacific for her undergraduate degree, and was recently awarded 2012 Young Alumni of the Year.