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Paul Polak, founder of IDE International & SpringHealth International
Polak is the author of Out of Poverty, one of the seminal books on social enterprise. He is also the founder of the non-profit IDE International, which designs market-based solutions for major problems in poverty. IDE's hand-treadle pump has lifted over 17 million people out of poverty in India and Bangladesh. Polak also founded SpringHealth International, a clean water innovation in East India that has received investment from Acumen Fund and First Light Ventures.
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