Social Entrepreneur & Professional
Berkeley Executive Education
Mr. Alex Budak is a social entrepreneur, professional faculty at UC Berkeley, and an advocate that each of us can lead positive change from wherever we are. He co-founded, and now advises, StartSomeGood.com which has helped 1,000+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise $10M+ USD.
At UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Mr. Budak developed and teaches the course, “Becoming a Changemaker” which is the first university course created specifically for changemakers to learn mindsets and leadership skills for positive change across sectors and disciplines. Before joining UC Berkeley, he helped lead Change.org's Series D fundraising round, raising $30M from world-renowned investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Sam Altman.
Mr. Budak mentors, coaches and advises changemakers around the world, recently running Scandinavia’s leading social impact incubator, Reach for Change, in Stockholm, Sweden. He serves on the board of French startup Konexio and Swedish startup PeppyPals. In addition, Mr. Budak has given talks on the topics of leadership and social innovation in venues ranging from Ukraine to Cambodia; LA to the Arctic Circle; and for the Obama White House. He’s been named a “top 100 visionary leader" by Real Leaders Magazine and a top under-40 North American leader by Friends of Europe.
He received his Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from UCLA which recognized him as its 2017 recent graduate of the year.