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Forbes honors young alumnus for social entrepreneurship

January 10, 2014

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For the second year in a row, Isaac Holeman B.A. ’09, cofounder of Medic Mobile, has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs list.

Medic Mobile was built on the idea that cell phone technology can help organizations improve health services. By the end of 2013, Medic Mobile’s tools will be helping 16,000 health workers and 7.5 million people across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States.

Holeman credits Lewis & Clark with providing the challenging learning environment that gave him the confidence to launch his business.

“I have had some incredible experiences working with technology with friends here on campus, as well as with the vibrant open-source tech community in Portland,” Holeman said in a 2009 interview. “I used to think my fascination with technology was just a hobby. It was only recently that I discovered the field of global health informatics and realized that I could design a career that would bring together technology, information, and global health.”

In February, Holeman will be honored at the Lewis & Clark Alumni Honors Banquet with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for rendering superior performance in his career field and service to his community.