Bloomberg New Economy Announces 2022 "Catalysts" - a Community of Breakthrough Leaders Reshaping the Global Agenda
The second annual Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts cohort hails from 16 different countries and regions, accelerating key breakthroughs across Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America
Meet the class of 2022 HERE
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bloomberg announced the 2022 class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts, a distinctive global group of breakthrough innovators, visionaries, scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs, who are inventing possibilities for a more inclusive and prosperous world. Launched in 2021, the community is both a celebration of and launchpad for ideas, providing access to a growing thinktank of influential leaders and opportunities. These 28 individuals from 16 different countries and regions will convene regularly in the coming months and at the fifth annual flagship Bloomberg New Economy Forum, this November in Singapore.
Bloomberg's Editorial team selected this standout group from more than 300 nominations, based on impact in one of six key areas: Agriculture: Feeding the World; The Green Transition: Transport, Industry & Energy; Digital Finance: Inclusive Growth; Life sciences: Future of Health; Learning: Fulfilling Human Potential; Space: Improving Life on Earth. You can find out more about these areas and the selection process here.
"The new class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts are brilliant innovators and thinkers who are reshaping economies and societies with their bold ideas - and their determination to put those ideas into practice. They've been selected for the tangible impact they have each had already - and for what they might collectively achieve in the future as a dynamic global community," said Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor for Economics and Government at Bloomberg and Editorial Chair of New Economy.
The 2022 Class of Catalysts are:
Three members of the 2021 Catalyst class have successfully IPO'd their companies and two Catalysts' ventures have become "Unicorns," going from startup to billion dollar valuation. The program has also created new business partnerships between Catalyst members. Earlier this year, Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX - a global crypto exchange valued at $32 billion - formed a partnership with Elizabeth Rossiello's AZA Finance - an African Fintech - to expand Web3 and digital currencies across Africa.
"The Bloomberg Catalyst program is one of the most expertly curated and impactful communities for founders and executives," said Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and founder of AZA Finance. "The connections and initiatives created within its ranks are redefining finance, health, science, and more industries, across the globe. As a member of the inaugural 2021 Catalyst class, I am excited to welcome such an incredibly diverse and accomplished 2022 cohort."
Bloomberg provides a platform to scale and accelerate Catalyst's ideas by providing networking opportunities. Most notably, the 2022 Catalyst class will join Bloomberg's annual New Economy Forum convening in Singapore 14-17 November. In its fifth year, the Forum brings together the world's most influential CEOs, leaders, visionaries, scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers, and helps facilitate strategic business partnerships. Catalysts will also benefit from visibility, awareness and recognition across Bloomberg's multi-channel network reaching hundreds of millions; gain insight and perspective into cutting edge technologies and high-level policy and finance; and receive peer-to-peer leadership and mentoring throughout the year.
The Catalysts will convene at the Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst Retreat for a special day of programming at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, which will focus on high-level discussions to develop solutions for a more sustainable and equitable economy.
For additional program and speaker details for Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst and the Bloomberg New Economy Forum visit www.bloombergneweconomy.com. Join the conversation on social media using #BloombergCatalysts and follow Bloomberg New Economy on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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