Mike Del Ponte
Mike is responsible for user acquisition at BranchOut. Previously Mike served as the founder and CEO of Sparkseed, a global nonprofit that accelerates and invests in the most promising student social entrepreneurs. Mike’s leadership and marketing skills earned Sparkseed a Financial Times Social Innovation Award and recognition in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNN, and other leading media sources. In 2010 Sparkseed hosted Dangerously Ambitious, a unique summit for social innovators. Before founding Sparkseed, Mike served as a Christian Peacemaker in the West Bank, an orphanage volunteer in Jamaica, a microfinance consultant in Nepal, and a part of the team that created a child health care program in Kutch, India. Mike has degrees from Boston College and Yale. Mike is a proud member of the Sandbox Network and the Next Generation Leaders. He advises social innovators and serves on the board of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He was a finalist for 7x7 Magazine's “Hot 20 Under 40” in San Francisco. Mike enjoys rock climbing, public speaking, spirituality.