Developing creative solutions and digital tools to inspire civic engagement.
Pavel Kounchev is the founder and director of Time Heroes Foundation, the largest civic engagement platform in Bulgaria, matching nonprofits with hands-on volunteers and pro-bono specialists. The technology platform currently has more than 53,000 users who have supported more than 1,700 local and national causes. Pavel also co-founded the Fine Acts Foundation, a global initiative that fosters social change by curating, commissioning, and promoting contemporary art with purpose. Pavel trains NGOs to draw effective support from citizens and engages in storytelling and campaigning to promote social and environmental issues. His main areas of interest are “tech for good” and tech ethics. A successful former advertising executive, he is also the author of a children’s book on human rights. Pavel studied business administration at Sofia University in Bulgaria and digital management at Hyper Island in the United Kingdom.
Biography current as of 2018-2019 program year