Paul Polak

Founder at International Development Enterprises

Paul Polak

Paul Polak

Founder at International Development Enterprises

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Affordable Village Solar, Inc.
Windhorse International Ltd.
International Development Enterprises

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201

Number of Boards

8

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Executives-in-Residence at General Catalyst Partners LLC

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Employee at International Development Enterprises

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Managing Director at Mulago Foundation

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Co-Founder at One Acre Fund Rwanda

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Secretary at International Development Enterprises

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Co-Founder at BioImagene, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Hill & Robbins, P.C.

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President at Concord Projects Ltd.

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Board Member at International Development Enterprises

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Board Member at International Development Enterprises

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Paul Polak
Founder at International Development Enterprises
Career History
Co-Founder
2007 - Current
Founder
1982 - Current

IDE CREATES INCOME AND LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR POOR, RURAL HOUSEHOLDS.

Founder
2007 - ?

D-Rev is a non-profit product development company headquartered in San Francisco, California.D-Rev’s products include the ReMotion Knee, a polycentric prosthetic knee for above-the-knee amputees, and Brilliance, a phototherapy device for treating neonatal jaundice. D-Rev is currently working in or has worked in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Nigeria, Botswana, Senegal, South Africa, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Fiji, Indonesia, and Iraq. D-Rev products are purchased by buyers directly, such as ministries of health, clinics, doctors, or hospitals. Philanthropic donations to D-Rev facilitate product design, field work, supply chain and distribution planning, R&D, product marketing, and operations costs.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2011 - Prior

Spring Health Water (India) Pvt Ltd. provides safe drinking water to rural households. It offers safe affordable drinking water to rural poor customers through a radically decentralized sustainable model. The company was founded by Jacob Mathew and Paul Polak in 2011 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed
Member, Advisory Board
Current

The mission of One Acre Fund is to empower chronically hungry farm families in East Africa to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Organization's method is to work through self-help groups in rural villages to deliberately reach the most severely hunger-affected.

Member, Board of Advisors
Current

Living Goods is a non-profit organization operating in Uganda, Kenya, and Myanmar. Its goal is to build a sustainable distribution platform for products designed to fight poverty and disease in the developing world. Living Goods operates networks of independent entrepreneurs who make a living by selling medicines and products to poor people that can help improve their health, wealth, and productivity. Living Goods borrows from successful direct selling models like Avon Products, Amway and Tupperware. The project aims to be fully self-funded at scale. Living Goods was founded by Chuck Slaughter in 2007.

Emeritus Member, Board of Directors
Current

IDE CREATES INCOME AND LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR POOR, RURAL HOUSEHOLDS.

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Spring Health Water (India) Pvt Ltd. provides safe drinking water to rural households. It offers safe affordable drinking water to rural poor customers through a radically decentralized sustainable model. The company was founded by Jacob Mathew and Paul Polak in 2011 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Creative Works
2009

Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail

Events
Speaker
Berkeley, CA, United States
2012 Dean's Speaker Series